Women Have An Actual Chance In The 2022 Kenyan Elections

For the first time in a long time, this 2022 election is bringing a lot of promise that a lot of Kenyan women will make it to the government. The 2/3rd gender rule might actually come to be for the first time in Kenya’s history. This is because a lot of strong, intelligent, and ambitious women are vying for various seats in government.  Here are some of the women who actually have a chance of winning the 2022 elections in their various regions

Martha Karua

What a time to be alive. For the first time, a woman is a running mate to a candidate who has a chance of actually winning the top seat in Kenya. Martha Karua is a woman who time and time again we have seen fight for justice and equality. Should her coalition win the election, then she will become Kenya’s first female deputy president.

Martha Karua, photo courtesy KTN

Maryanne Keitany

Keitany, bagged the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Aldai MP seat beating the incumbent Mp Cornelius Serem. She is the former chief of staff in the office of Deputy President William Ruto.

Maryanne Keitany: Photo Courtesy the Standard

Charity Ngilu

Charity Ngilu is a woman who will always be celebrated in Kenya’s political scene. Ngilu is a woman who has a heart for her people and time in time again people have chosen her. And during this year’s elections, she is vying for the Kitui governor’s seat. Ngilu is the first female governor of Kitui county. Update: She has been promised a cabinet role should her coalition win the election.

Charity Ngilu, photo courtesy Kitui Website

Gladys Wanga  

The former women representative of Homa Bay County is now contesting for the governor’s seat through the ODM ticket. Wanga is known to be an unshakable woman who fears no one and is always ready to speak up against any injustice.   

Gladys Wanga, Photo Courtesy Gladys Wanga Website

Charity Kathambi

Hon. Charity Kathambi Chepkwony is the first female Member of Parliament for the Njoro Constituency. She made her debut in politics by running for parliament in Njoro in 2013 which she lost. Charity didn’t give up and in 2017 she won and has kept on winning ever since. She is still contesting for the Njoro MP, Nakuru County.

Charity Kathambi; Photo courtesy the standard

Aisha Said Ibrahim.

This one candidate is a personal favorite as we studied together at Kenyatta University and is now vying for the Makina ward MCA ticket.

Aisha Saida: Photo Courtesy Kenya.co.ke

These are just but a few women who are setting their eyes on various seats during this year’s elections. We hope and pray that they do win and help empower the girl child. If you know of any other woman that needs to be acknowledged please let us know in the comment section and we will highlight them.


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