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President William Ruto praises female governors

President William Ruto has hinted his support for setting aside gubernatorial seats to female leaders saying they do a better job.

The Head of State was speaking on Tuesday during the opening of the second Homa Bay County International Investment Conference where he said two out of the three special economic zones launched by the government have exceeded thanks to the leadership from female governors.

President Ruto confirmed that the report came from National Assembly Majority leader Kimani Ichung’wah and has witnessed their achievement thanks to the special economic zones.

“Of the three special economic zones issued to counties, two of them are from counties where women are Governors. In fact, Kimani Ichung’wah has told me we should seriously consider making these seat of governors a women seat…maybe women can do a better job,” he said

He continued by calling on the Council of Governors to set aside 30 percent of its seats to women as proposed by the chairperson and Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru.

“I don’t know how Constitutional that is but Council of Governors (CoG) Chair Anne Waiguru has requested for 30 percent. I think the men were willing to consider the whole governors but since you have asked for thirty percent we will go for that,” he continued

President William Ruto further confirmed that he will spread the news of the good things that the female governors in the country have done in the next G7 conference.

“I want to tell the G7 our great women Governors that you have my support as you do the wonderful job that you are already doing. I want to encourage others, if you have a chance to elect a woman Governor, don’t squander that chance, elect a woman Governor,” he said

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