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22 women make grand entry into Kenya's parliament

22 women make grand entry into Kenya's parliament

Kenya

22 women have secured seats in Kenya’s 350-member parliament to represent their constituencies across the country.

Though a small number, it is an improvement from the 2013 elections when only 16 women made it to parliament.

13 of the women contested for the ruling Jubilee Party, five for the main opposition party Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), one each for Kanu party, Party of Reforms and Democracy, Wiper Democratic Movement and independent candidate respectively.

These are the victorious 22 women and their constituencies.

  • Janet Sitienei – Turbo
  • Naisula Lesuuda – Samburu West
  • Sarah Paulata Korere – Laikipia North
  • Sophia Noor – Ijara, Garissa
  • Peris Tobiko – Kajiado East
  • Charity Kathambi Chepkwony – Nakuru, Njoro
  • Martha Wangari – Gilgil
  • Jayne Kihara – Naivasha
  • Rachel Nyamai – Kitui South
  • Ruth Mwaniki – Murang’a
  • Alice Wahome – Kandara
  • Mary Waithera – Maragwa
  • Wanjiku wa Kibe – Gatundu North
  • Beatrice Kones – Bomet East
  • Mercy Gakuya – Nairobi County
  • Naomi Shaban – Taveta
  • Aisha Jumwa – Malindi
  • Mishi Mboko – Mombasa
  • Millie Odhiambo – Suba North
  • Eve Obara – Kabondo Kasipul
  • Lilian Gogo – Rangwe
  • Jessica Nduku – Makueni

They represent their various constituencies in parliament while 47 women representatives elected from each county will join them including the three women senators who grabbed the lower house seats for the first time in the history of the country.

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