Yesterday 9pm prime time news,I was greatly embarrassed by my fellow women who were caught on camera ,rolling on the ground and screaming like crazy.
I never saw any men in that protest!
The reason for the protests was because some two male politicians were being summoned by the Narc Kenya disciplinary committee for un-party like behaviour.
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Now picture this fellow women heckling a fellow woman because she had the balls to put the men in their place and ask them to behave.Strange things happen in Kenya I tell you.
For any keen observer of Kenyan politics ,women gyrating to adulations they are singing for a politician and a man at that is not new.It happens all,the time.
I am yet to see an all male singing choir belting platitudes for a female politician.
It is disheartening that women more than 4 decades after independence are still playing second fiddle to the men,especially on the political front.
If it is not a female Minister saying she is going to strip ,it is women rolling on the ground when men have been behaving badly.
It needs to stop.
That is why we need someone who wears lipstick and nail varnish at state house,that way women can see that “IT IS POSSIBLE” to “kick ass” as the Americans would say in lipstick and nail varnish.
That they do not have to be hired for a few hundred shillings to go and be an embarrassment to fellow women when they roll on the ground and scream themselves hoarse like deranged beings.
For far too long Kenyan politics has been a preserve of the men and only a few brave women like Martha Karua have had the guts to stand up against the “boys”.
And now even with a new constitution in place that has ensured men no longer get all the elective posts,women are behaving like the constitution never saw the light of day.
Instead of swinging our hips as we entertain the men seated under canopies while we are out in the sweltering sun during political rallies,we should be thinking of ways by which we can have more women in the next parliament and senate.
Instead of waiting for revolving funds to be set up by government so that we can access loans we should be using our chama’s to empower ourselves economically.
Instead of keeping quiet when some men pilfer away funds meant to educate our children ,we should be the first to speak out when funds are being embezzled in our places of work.
Instead of attacking fellow women who stand up for what is right,we should be scolding the men for lying as low as envelopes when things go wrong.
Instead of mucking around in the muddy waters of Kenyan politics and playing it like the men do,we should be bringing class and finesse to Kenyan politics with our nail polish and lip gloss.
Who said politics is dirty,who said politics is a preserve of the men?
Great women throughout history have lived up to their ideals without getting rid of their femininity,why should we not do it like they did.
Kenyan women…..stand up in all your glory and be counted,your children need you to save this country from mediocrity.