Majority of Kenyans consider three women for DP position in August election – TIFA poll

Monday, March 7th, 2022 12:29 | By
Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu. PHOTO/Courtesy.
Former Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu. PHOTO/Courtesy

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru, Narc Kenya's Martha Karua and Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu are the most preferred female politicians to deputise the leading presidential candidates in the August 9 general election.

In a research outcome released on Monday by TIFA, Waiguru is the most preferred running mate for Deputy President William Ruto at 15 per cent while 13 per cent suggested Karua as Raila Odinga's deputy.

Another five per cent recommended Ngilu as Raila's running mate.

"The question of whom both will pick for the coveted position of deputy president is something that is most likely keeping the two politicians (Raila and Ruto) awake at night," TIFA stated.

Waiguru, 50, has been serving as the second governor of Kirinyaga County since 2017.

Prior to joining politics, she served as the first Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Devolution and Planning.

She holds a master's degree in Economics from the University of Nairobi and is credited for the establishment of Huduma Centres.

On the other hand, Karua served as Gichugu Member of Parliament before running for presidential seat in 2013.

In 2017, she vied for Kirinyaga governor seat and lost to Waiguru in a disputed election.

Ngilu is an experienced politician and she became the first Kenyan woman to vie for the presidency in 1997.

She has served as an MP, minister and has been the governor of Kitui County since 2017.

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