Kenya is full of slay queens, mostly famous for all the wrong reasons but worry not. others have come to save you!
The 2017 elections left some men in utter disbelief because women got this and they don’t need their help. You have come this far, we’ll take it from here thank you very much.
Two of these women have managed to win in areas of the country where patriarchy is the order of the day and that’s commendable. Working extra hard under these socially imposed constrictions is no easy task but they made it.
They have paved the way for young women in their communities and showed them that it can be done. Here are the 2017 slay queens and rightfully so:
Joyce Laboso-Governor Bomet
She beat former governor Julius Kones by a huge percentage to win the seat.
Fatma Dullo- Senator Isiolo county
She had been in the Senate since 2013 when she was nominated by the United Republican Party (URP). She served as a commissioner at the Kenya National Human Rights Commission between 2007 and 2012.
Anne Waiguru-Governor Kirinyaga
A former cabinet secretary for devolution and also won by a large margin.
Susan Kihika- Senator Nakuru
Susan was unsuccessful in 2013 when she vied for a parliamentary seat. She was the Nakuru County Assembly Speaker before joining the senate race.
The OG herself Charity Ngilu-Kitui
The former lands cabinet secretary Charity Ngilu won without a shadow of doubt. People have already seen her leadership skills and it was a given.
Margaret Kamar- Senator Uasin Gishu
She was unsuccessful in 2013 when she vied for the same seat. She was the director of the International Centre for Research in Sustainable Development and Minister for Higher Education, Science and Technology between 2011 and 2013.
Sophia Abdi Noor- First woman MP for North Eastern
This former high school principal was Vice Chair of Kenya Women Parliamentary Association between 2008 and 2013
- Member of Parliament of Parliament between 2008 and 2013-03-04
- Sophia Abdi Noor was Chair of Departmental Committee on Labour and Social Welfare between 2008 and 2013
- Sophia Abdi Noor was Member of Orange Democratic Movement between 2007 and 2013-01-14
- Sophia Abdi Noor was Executive Director of WomanKind Kenya between 1992 and 2006
Cynthia Jepkosgei-MCA seat in Kilibwoni Ward, Nandi County.
The 24 year old University of Nairobi graduate attributed her victory to low key issue-based campaigns that directly targeted voters in their homes as well as her determination despite multiple challenges. She emerged victorious with 8760 votes defeating her closest competitor Wilson Kiptanui of Jubilee who garnered 8354 votes.