Nairobi women representative Rachael shebesh has suffered yet another political blow after her candidates lost heavily in the Maendeleo ya Wanawake Organization Nairobi county polls.
Shebesh had invested heavily in the MYWO grass roots elections to ensure that she dictates the national elections set for the 17th of July 2014. The heavily contested elections in the city saw women leaders allied to Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko clinch the 16 out of 17 sub county positions edging out the #TeamShebesh.
Three top women Rahab Muii, beth Kyengo and current office holder Rukia Subow will battle it out for the Chairladyâ€™s post on the 17th of July. Contacted for comment Sonko denied that he influenced the polls and said it was a women affair and that Nairobi women have spoken for themselves by electing MYWO leaders of their choice, he further declared that heâ€™s ready to support whoever is elected the national chairperson.
â€œ I will not interfere with women affairs but I will be ready to work with any leader who will be elected by the women officials of the MYWO.â€ said Sonko in a telephone interview.
When our reporter further interrogated Hon Sonko resorted to interesting insults
â€ ujinga yenu pelekeni uhurupark mafalla nyinyiâ€
Here is the line-up of the #TeamSonkowomen leaders who were elected across the city.Chair Person Martha Betty Miyandasi From Roysambu Sub County Cicilia Wairimu Vice Chair. From Starehe Sub County Annastacia Syomwai Mutuku Secretary From Makadara Sub county Rahab Wangui Ndambuki Vice Secretary From Embakasi west Rachael Wangui Magu Treasurer Kanini oburo makadara sub county chair Mary njuguna dagoreti north sub county chair