Kisii Woman representative Janet Ong’era has asked county speaker Hon. David Kombo to respect the nominated women Members of County Assembly.
This came after the nominees raised alarm claiming that male legislators in the Kisii County Assembly have adopted a motion that seeks to bar them from voting in the House in what is seen as a direct onslaught against female MCAs.
Speaking at Kereri girls High School during the launch of sanitary towels on Monday, the angered women rep said that women nominees are elected constitutionally through proportionate Party representation and they are there to represent the interest of their parties and the women at large.
“Our nominees are not flower girls, they deserve due respect like any other leaders,” she bitterly said.
Ong’era said she has complained to the Kisii Governor James Ongwae who promised to come up with amicable solution .
“I can’t hold it anymore, to sit and watch my fellow women being humiliated, these women have the right to express their freedom of expression,” Ms Ong’era stated.
She has threatened to mobilize both elected and nominated woman across national and county levels to demonstrate over the mistreatment of the nominees if the speaker is not going to take any legal action.
“It really hurts me when I see any woman barred from expressing herself,” she said.
The ODM Woman urged the speaker to treat nominees like any other elected leader in the assembly.
She vowed to rally all women in the county to the streets and bar the speaker from accessing the assembly.
Elected MCAs believe that their nominated colleagues are using the opportunity to undermine them to have easy access in 2022.
Our effort to reach the speaker didn’t bear fruits