BY MWANAHABARI REPORTER
Most recent events pitting a female University student and nominated Senator Millicent Omanga has left residents of Nairobi querying her ability to lead.
The twitches among Nairobi residents became louder after the Kenyatta University Student, Beverly Kwamboka, told the Standard that she fears for her life.
Young Kwamboka blamed all on a tweet by Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga shared on her Twitter platform.
Kwamboka told the Standard thus :” My mother and I have been receiving calls from strangers and even villagers asking for financial aid yet I received no cash from her (Omanga).
” We don’t feel safe anymore following her cash offer tweet, people think we are now rich which is not true”, she told The Standard.
She claims she only received two aprons, an umbrella and potatoes worth Sh 350 from the senators team contrary to the reports out there that I was given a lot of cash.
Some of the residents of Nairobi spoke to Mwanahabari – expressing their views on the matter.
” This is just wrong. I have been voting in Nairobi since 2002 and this being the capital we need a ,well- grounded leader in the position of a Woman Representative, a person who values the sanctity of human life irrespective of their economical class. What’s wrong with her?”, Francis Kioko, a trader and resident of Pipeline Estate asked Mwanahabari.
” We need honest and upright women leaders who are not morally corrupted and self seeking individuals. As a trader, I feel sorry for this university girl who is just selling chips to pay her college fees. How can a she take advantage of the girl’s situation to promote her political agenda? asked Andrew Kibaara.
Mary Achieng from Umoja told Mwanahabari. ” Though I don’t subscribe to her and her party’s ideology, at least a woman should feel for another woman, not exposing her in that manner just for cheap political gains.
An umbrella with your name on it cannot feed her! What a shame”.
Anne said:” I fear because her name has been dragged out there yet she is just a student, a girl with a life. I hope she over comes that soon, but it’s time we Nairobi voters told such leader off”.
Another one quipped “Hawa ndio wanaharibia Ruto. Tunataka mama ambaye msimamo na tabia zake zinasifika kwa uzuri, mama ambaye ni nguzo si tu kwa familia yake mbali pia ni kielelezo chema kwa jamii. Huyo! Kura yangu hapati”
All in all, the Nairobi Woman Representative position is attracting fierce and young contenders whom many Nairobians identifies with to offer alternate leadership.
With Esther Passaris expected to defend her seat, Beatrice Kwamboka is coming out as a serious contender having offered her candidature for the ODM ticket.
On the other front, young and aspiring women are racing it out with Millicent Omanga for the apprized UDA ticket with Moraa John and Tabitha Mutinda Munene, who going by her biography, describes herself as a true- blue wife, an illustrious business acumen, an ardent environmental ideologue and an exponent to women and gender mainstreaming”-
Could these young aspiring leaders be the ones to offer the alternative change Nairobi yearns for or we are yet to see more?
That is a story for another day.