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Despite obstacles, we are on the right direction, Mboko tells women

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[Likoni MP Mishi Mboko (L ) with Haki Africa Deputy executive director Salma Hemed ( R) during International Women's day Procession in Mombasa. Photo/Pauline Kwamboka]

Likoni Member of Parliament Mishi Mboko has urged women not to relent in the fight for equal representation in the country.

Mboko said that women should never give up as the fight was heading to the right direction and it only needed much push for it to be a success.

Addressing women in Mombasa during the International’s Women day’ Mboko said women representation was slowly rising and urged women to work hard for positive results in ensuring they get equal representation in all public and private entities countrywide.

“We currently have three female governors; Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso, Kirinyaga County Anne Waiguru and Kitui governor Charity Ngilu unlike in 2013 where we had none,” noted Mboko.

She said the number of female elected MPs has also increased a sign that women were progressing well.

“However, we ask our male counterparts to support us especially in the two-third gender bill which has been thrashed at least four times at the National assembly” noted the Likoni MP.

She said women were not asking for too much but what the constitution stipulates.

She noted that women were at a better position to tame corruption in the country since they are not corrupt in nature.

The Likoni legislature revealed that the country needed a fresh leadership of equal representation especially in leadership and politics.

Mboko called on women political leaders to mentor those aspiring so that they overcome various obstacles and add to the current statics in the political leadership circle.

She urged women to unite and properly strategise so that they conquer politically and take the country’s leadership.

The International women’s day was celebrated worldwide on Friday with this years’ theme being ‘Balance for better’.