By Lydia Mathia via fb
I don’t know about what Sonko said but I know this about Hon Anita Thumbi … that when Government mooted the NYS Youth Empowerment Program and chose to kick it off in Kibera back in 2014, the youth community there had to be brought on board to help lift off and advance the project. Anita was one of the youth leaders that made it possible. Together with a few others like Moha Giro they led their peers for over two years in support of the initiative that delivered real transformation in the lives of over 3,500 young residents of the settlement. You may recall that at the exit of NYS from the area, roads, toilets, social halls among other amenities had been delivered and the youth had hundreds of millions in savings.
I also know that she slaved for the Jubilee party without much in the name of pay for many many months doing all kinds of tasks and pushing the agenda of the party.
So her nomination was one of the most deserved I can cite and whether others spoke in support to boost her chances and ranking on the party list doesn’t take away from her record of service, hard work, initiative and dedication.
Mwana mwega na wí kío dagaga múthabia.
Meanwhile Silas Nyanchwani adds:
I saw Lydiah Mathia say, that Ken Okoth’s other woman was actively involved in the Kibra, NYS clean up by Anne Waiguru several years ago. That according to her, and I have no reason to doubt it, with or without sleeping with Ken Okoth, she deserved that nomination, by virtue of what she did.
If you can find the post, it will shed some light. I know the NYS cleanup and upgrade of Kibera was messy, but a few good things did come out of it.
If what Lydia Mathia said is true, and I have no reason to doubt her, then Muthoni deserved a nomination.
I am one of those people who believe that nomination slots should be there. And by and large, they are often used for the right purposes. There party lieutenants who give so much to the party and sometimes, there is no way of rewarding them. There are marginalised groups that also get a chance to sit at the table. Like any system being controlled by MAN, it is subject to abuse.
In this town, there are men who also sleep around to seats of power. Doesn’t matter who they sleep with, but their only merit is that they slept with someone. They are known. How come we never talk about them?
If men can use their bodies to get ahead, there is no reason whatsoever women must cannot do the same. That thing about sauce for the ganger…