Kenya: Kibaki urges women to seek elective posts

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Kenya: Kibaki urges women to seek elective posts

President Mwai Kibaki on Monday told women to seek for elective positions in the coming General Election instead of waiting for posts on a silver platter.

Addressing the Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organisation (MYWO) 60th anniversary celebrations, President Kibaki said: “It is a fact. It is a reality that you have to seek the positions.”

“You should set your mind and work hard to get the positions,” President Kibaki said at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre in Nairobi.

President Kibaki said the Constitution guarantees women right to seek elective positions and that they should not be misguided.

“The fact that the Constitution accepts your right to seek elective positions is very clear but to get that right you have to work hard. The positions are not going to come from any other source,” President Kibaki said.

Read more at Daily Nation, 26 November 2012.

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