Gender and children rights activist Khamisa Maalim Zajjah has scoffed at women political leaders for failing in foregrounding women and children issues at national level.
Zajjah said most female politicians are now being under the control of their male counterparts completely tarnishing high hopes and expectations from the community.
Zajjah who is the United Green Movement (UGM) Secretary General expressed her dissatisfaction with the manner in which female politicians have been handling themselves in the political arena.
Embrace versus Inua Mama
She rubbished the ‘Embrace’ and ‘Inua Mama’ political movements spearheaded by women politicians.
She said the women have completely forgotten their mandates.
“These ‘Embrace’ that is associated with the Building Bridges Initiative and ‘Inua Mama’ that is associated with Deputy President William Ruto have no impact at all to the community,” noted Ms Zajjah.
She appealed to Coastal people to closely monitor the reckless political actions among women politicians and elect leaders wisely in future.
[Inua Mama women leaders led by Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa in Taita Taveta County last year].
“We expected our women leaders to take the lead role in fighting for gender equality and ensure youth and women issues are seriously deliberated and addressed,” added Zajjah.
She cautioned women leaders against loosing focus in executing their responsibilities.
The UGM Secretary General sentiments come amid heated exchange among women leaders across the country over the BBI report.
Deputy President William Ruto allies under the ‘Inua Mama’ movement have rubbished the ‘Embrace’ women movement that supports the BBI.