Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Political parties targeting Women votes

Political parties have realized that women being the majority in the country play a big role in Kenyan politics had have a big influence on elections outcome.

We now see political leaders supporting affirmative action in their visions. Parties promising women more positions if they win elections. The government is promising 50 special seats for women. Opposition leaders are promising equal representation in parliament and public posts.

I hope these are not the usual gimmicks to attract votes from women. The key to more women getting into parliament is for women to elect more women and support from men who regard women as important. About public posts we will see if the next government will fulfill their promise.

My appeal to women, lets not get hoodwinked by politicians who are interested in our votes and are known not to fulfill election promises.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awesome post. Do you mind if I ask what your source is for this information?

African Women said...

Women always vote for men then turn back and claim that they were not given enough seats. How about you vote for your fellow women if you want to be in the house?

Sociable

Kenya

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