Women in politics urged to be transformational leaders


NAIROBI: Women in politics have been challenged to be transformational leaders because when compared to their male counterparts they demonstrate transformational leadership traits in their daily lives.

It has been pointed out that women generally support each other socially as they are in solidarity in women societies like metshelo, child birth, during funerals and weddings amongst others.

It has been noted though that women still lag behind when it comes to supporting each other in leadership positions. This was revealed by the executive director of Community Advocacy and Awareness (CRAWN) Trust, Daisy Amdany at a Regional Women in Political Participation Academy training workshop which is underway here.

Editor's Comment
Women in Politics caucus NGO, a welcome development

In the 2014 General Election, women who stood for parliamentary elections were a mere 17 out of a total of 192 aspirants, and sadly the number dropped to 11 out of 210 parliamentary aspirants in the 2019 General Election. Hopefully, registration of the Women in Politics Caucus will give women the necessary support to join politics. While things were slowly improving, women for a long time were at the receiving end as compared to their male...

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