August 9

Kajiado: Blow to women as male politicians win all elective seats

Sunday, August 14th, 2022 18:26 | By
Kajiado: Blow to women as men shine to win all elective seats
Kajiado Woman Rep-elect Leah Sankaire at the Masai Technical Training Institute awaiting results declaration by IEBC. PHOTO/Christine Musa.

It is a big blow to women after all females who sought elective seats in Kajiado lost to their male counterparts.

Besides the Woman Representative position which was won by Leah Sankaire (UDA) with 122,764 votes against her ODM close opponent Jenifer Moinket who garnered 87,312 votes, the other winners are all male.

Others in the Women Rep race included; Simayiai Rakita (Jubilee), Josephine Tito (Wiper) Wacuka Mathenge(TSP), Halima Sharriff (Independent) and Jane Nampaso (Independent) conceded defeat.

Outgoing nominated Senator Judy Pareno who was the top female contender eying the senate seat on an ODM ticket was trounced by UDA candidate Seki Kanar who garnered 125,696 votes against Pareno's 99,943 votes.

Sonia Gitau (Usawa party) who was also in the senate race only managed to get 501 votes.

Outgoing nominated Senator Mary Seneta who tried her second stab for the Kajiado East parliamentary seat on a UDA ticket lost to ODM Kakuta Maimai who garnered 28,730 votes against Seneta's 20,047 votes.

Jubilee candidate Marina Kelly, a greenhorn in politics, unsuccessfully attempted to fit into Peris Tobiko's shoes but she only managed to garner 5,321 votes.

In 2017, Peris Tobiko won the Kajiado East parliamentary seat on a Jubilee ticket for the second time after winning the seat in 2013 on a TNA ticket. She served as the only elected female contestant in Kajiado for 10 years with others only serving as nominated leaders.

Linah Sankale (TND) and Racheal Lenku (ANC) garnered 257 and 136 votes respectively in the Kajiado Central parliamentary seat out of the total 51, 459 votes cast. Elija Memusi (ODM) won against his close competitor Moses Birisha (Wiper) garnering 23,357 votes against Birisha's 22,877 votes.

Four contestants Lucy Njeri, Anita Soina, Karen Wambui and Jane Muthoni who were among the 16 candidates who eyed Kajiado North parliamentary seat also lost to UDA candidate Onesmus Ngogoyo.

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