When the new constitution was promulgated in 2010, the representation of women , youth and persons with disabilities was a major win for many Kenyans.
Kenyans went to the ballot on 8th August 2017 and unlike the previous government, three women are set to be duly elected as governors in their respective counties as per the provisional results released by the Independent and Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC). Though this is a small statistic, these women carry the hopes of many Kenyan women daring to go beyond the glass ceiling.
The first one is the former cabinet secretary for Devolution, Ms. Anne Mumbi Waiguru, who floored her political rival Martha Karus in the Kirinyaga County gubernatorial race.
Then we have Joyce Laboso, the outgoing National Assembly Deputy Speaker who defeated the outgoing governor who happens to be the chairman of Chama Cha Mashinani and NASA co-principal Isaac Ruto in the Bomet County Gubernatorial Race.
And finally we have Charity Ngilu who floored her political rivals and strong candidates, David Musila and Julius Malombe to clinch the Kitui County gubernatorial seat.
Other winners include Ms Susan Kihika, the outgoing speaker of Nakuru County Assembly who won the senatorial race and Prof. Margaret Kamar who clinched the Uasin Gishu County Senatorial Seat.
Women have come a long way and I believe that this is just the beginning of great things to happen for our Kenyan women.