A Kenyan politician has apologised for suggesting that unmarried women are not effective leaders.
Local leaders and activists criticised the comments by Kiambu County Governor William Kabogo, saying they were demeaning to the women.
The row involved unmarried MP Alice Ng'ang'a, who opposed his new taxes.
The dispute highlights the cultural and social stereotypes that have held back women from running for public office in the past.
A constitution enacted in 2010 created positions for women MPs for each of Kenya's 47 counties.