Empower women, political activists tell government


A section of political activists in Mombasa County have asked the government to bank on women saying they are the backbone of this country.

The activists argue that women should be empowered socially, economically and politically.

Mr. Shalo further asked women to come out in multitudes of numbers by vying for political slots saying their rights are stipulated in the constitution.

“The politician who is eyeing the Mvita Constituency legislative seat says “let us avoid this perception that women cannot lead this country. There are women out there who are much educated and can do wonders should they be given that opportunity,”

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On the other hand, Said Twaha another political activist has lashed out at Mombasa county assembly on claims of failing its oversight role terming it a rubber stamp of the executive.

He said out of the 30 MCAs only 7 of them understand their responsibilities.

Twaha noted that the county assembly lacks the authority making the locals rubbish any businesses undertaken by the assembly.

He noted “The MCAs fear that should they oppose the executive they risk being expelled from various house committees thus risking their allowances. It is time Mombasa youth prepare to clean up the entire assembly in the next general election,”

The political activist who has expressed his interest in Mvita Constituency said the county consists of a very vibrant youth who can take the county to higher levels of development.

He further rubbished the Constitution Amendment Bill 2020, adding that it is meant to benefit only a few politicians.

“We are aware that Mombasa MCA’s have been directed to pass the BBI bill. Ignore and reject it completely.

At the same time, another resident who spoke on condition of anonymity lashed out at some of the MCAs saying most of them will only serve one term.

The source says they have failed in delivering their pledges.

“Most of the MCAs will go back home. They have failed in delivering what they pledged. I can also say that dormant MCAs must not come back to serve us,” the source lamented.

The politicians have been seen accompanying Deputy President William Samoei Ruto during his tour of the Coast region.

The two politicians are drumming up support for the deputy president 2022 presidential and former Mombasa senator Hassan Omar Sarai in his quest for the Mombasa gubernatorial seat.

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Peter Kombe
Peter Kombe is a Mombasa based Journalist with an eye for the unique untold human interest stories. Hobbies Reading, travelling and meeting new friends.

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