Sunday, July 15, 2007

Kenyan women and Public office

Leso Munala responding to former President Moi's call to women to take on responsibility as leaders in the community.
It is one thing to say that qualified women should fight for positions in public
office but another to actually create policies that will enable this to happen.
Women, given the opportunity are going for the highest level of education they
can attain in their various fields of interest. They too are ambitious and want
the very best for Kenya. Just like their males counterparts in Kenya, they
should not have to fight for positions in public office if they have the
relevant education and experience. This mindset will only change if the nation
as a whole embraces the notion that character, relevant training and experience
rather than gender should be the driving force when considering who to elect as
public officials to serve the country.

Read more here.