Restore and Build Kenya (RBK) presidential candidate James ole Kiyiapi picked Winnie Kinyua to be his running mate.
Ms Kinyua was unveiled at the party’s headquarters in Nairobi.
On picking a female running mate, Prof Kiyiapi said that he wanted to send a message to the current political crop, he claimed had little regard for gender parity.
He added that besides considering the tenets of Chapter Six of the Constitution on Leadership and Integrity, he avoided what he described as â€œthe big names syndrome,â€ to settle on Ms Kinyua. Kiyapi also guaranteed half of positions in his government to women.