- Published: Thursday, 10 August 2017 11:42
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Six women were on the verge of making political history on Wednesday after they were elected to key seats that evaded female politicians in the last elections. Outgoing National Assembly Deputy Speaker and Bomet MP Joyce Laboso, and former Cabinet secretaries Anne Waiguru and Charity Ngilu were headed to become the first women governors in the country. Ms Ngilu, who also served in President Mwai Kibaki’s government, was on Wednesday basking in the glory of surmounting great political odds to clinch the Kitui gubernatorial seat.
The veteran politician was set to beat two political giants; Kitui Senator David Musila and incumbent Julius Malombe, after opening a 50,000 vote lead. It will be sweet victory for the Narc Party leader in two ways: Ms Ngilu will not just revive her career that suffered a setback after she lost Kitui senatorial contest in 2013 and her subsequent sacking from the Cabinet, but she also managed to dislodge the dominant Wiper Party from Kitui County politics.