Baringo Senator Gideon Moi has directed all aspirants seeking elective posts on KANU ticket to use their campaigns to drum up support for President Kenyatta’s reelection.
Addressing women aspirants from across the country at a Nakuru hotel, Moi said the party’s first priority will be having Jubilee back to statehouse in the coming general elections though they will field candidates in all other positions.
Moi urged the over one hundred women who met the party’s National Executive Council and other top leaders to ensure the party remains strong and united even after nominations.
“We are supporting the President for his second term. We call on all aspirants not to decamp to other parties after nominations. Let’s stick together for the good of our party so that we create a good base ahead of the August general elections,” Moi said.
He called on more women to enter into the political race to ensure the next government attains the minimum two-thirds gender threshold instead of looking forward for nominations to various dockets.
“Women who have been in government have proved their worth. Over five decades there has not been gender balance for which there is an outcry for its mitigation in the coming polls,” he said.
He noted that KANU has put measures in place to ensure women have higher chances of succeeding in the party primaries and eventually in the elections adding that no female senator or governor was elected in 2013.