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Why daughters of Mumbi are a hard nut to crack - 10 months ago, 15 Apr 00:11

By: Wainaina Ndung'u

Women leaders in Central and its Diaspora counties are showing a potential of eclipsing their male counterparts in an interesting political trend that signifies the surge back of the legendary reign of chief Wangu wa Makeri. With possible exception of Nairobi where elected women legislators with their origin in the House of Mumbi have retained a matronly silence, counterparts in the other Mt Kenya counties appear to have given a warning that they will be taking charge of the political destiny of the region. For a start, Murang’a County is among the handful of counties nationally with an equal number of women and men legislators with the parliamentary group there tied at 4-4 an improvement of the 4-3 Nyeri record in favour of men in the last Parliament. Nakuru has 3-10 equation in favour of men while Kiambu had 2-12 before the election of Gatundu South MP Wanjiku Kibe was ...
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