Kirinyaga Governor Anne Mumbi has released the recommendations of positions that should be filled by women.
“Kenyan Women Leaders today present the voice of women to the Building Bridges Initiative and express the position which would ensure women are represented,” tweeted Mumbi.
The Embrace Team is calling on an increase in women representation in most public positions.
The team suggests the expansion of the presidency to include the president (head of state), deputy president, prime minister and two deputy prime ministers.
Out of the four positions, the 50:50 opposite gender rule should apply. This means that 2 out of the 4 presidency positions will be filled by women.
They also called on all public positions that have the deputy role like governorship shall apply the opposite gender rule. This means if the governor of a specific county is male, the deputy has to be female and vice versa.
During nominations for election purposes, political parties will be required to give priority to women who have played active roles in the activities and growth of the party. This will help in boosting the number of women who are vying for political seats.
The women also called to an end in the presidency dividing the county along tribal lines. The solution they provide is expanding the executive to address regional representation.
The Embrace team consists of women leaders — including Anne Mumbi, Charity Ngilu, Gladys Wanga, Sabina Chege and Rachael Shebesh — who support the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga.