Cabinet secretary Public Service, Youth and Gender affairs Cecily Kariuki has urged women to step out and vie for different political positions during August general election.
Speaking in Embu during a press briefing the minister said its women democratic rights to vie for political position which is captured in the constitution.
Kariuki said modern women are able to manage and hold big office like their men counterpart unlike there before where women were seen as house helpers.
She rubbished the ongoing political talks especially during the campaigning period that married women should not aspire for political seats back in their mother land terming it as primitive way of thinking.
Kariuki said getting married is one’s choice and women should not be discriminated by the choices whether to marry or to stay single which is not a crime.
The minister said that according to millennium development goal (MDGs) it was well stipulated that women will be given equal opportunity with men in the country to own property and to hold position of leadership.
Kariuki said third gender rule which is well anchored in the constitution was brought to bring equality thus give women opportunity to exercise their democracy.
She further challenged women to come out and compete with their men counterpart in getting government tenders which are reserved by the constitution.
The CS also noted that during the ongoing voters registration women and youths have registered in high numbers and encouraged them to come out in August during general election and vote for leaders who will have the best interest of the country at heart.