Wednesday November 28, 2018 – Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s wife, Ida Odinga, has today urged MPs to pass the Two Third Gender Bill saying this will help in bridging the leadership gap between men and women in the country.
Speaking after receiving a delegation of Kenya Women Parliamentarians Association (Kewopa) who are lobbying for the Gender Bill at her office, Ida said women should no longer be used as instruments of voting by politicians but rather given leadership roles.
“We cannot just be used as instruments of voting when we can as well be leaders. Our role should not be limited to voting only but also to be voted in,” Ida said.
MPs will vote on the Bill sponsored by Majority Leader Aden Duale this afternoon (Wednesday).
It seeks to have at least 22 more women nominated to Parliament.
“I appeal to parliamentarians to pass this Bill, it will make a difference in the lives of Kenyans,” Ida Odinga said.