These are the women breaking new ground in Kenya’s politics with their political careers that include cabinet positions, and some have made a lot of noise about their opposition to the current administration and are fighting for the right to run for president in 2015.
Among them is Mwai Kibaki, who is challenging Uhuru Kenyatta for the presidency in 2015.
Mwai Kibaki, the son of Kenya’s now-deposed president, Uhuru Kenyatta, is running for president in 2015 against his opponent, Raila Odinga, but has been under fire for comments he made about women during his election campaign.
He has responded to this, making statements like “The women of Kenya, for sure. God bless them,” in response to a question whether he would like to be married to a woman, when he was a teacher in school.
Kibaki, a Kikuyu from northern Kenya, is one of the main contenders for President Kenyatta’s second term, but his first bid for the top job has come under fire. He became a politician by being elected to Parliament as a member of the Kenya African National Union Party (KANU).
Now he is challenging president Uhuru Kenyatta for the presidency, which was won by Kenyatta in a surprise victory in last year’s elections. He has been a member of the KANU party since he was 19 years old.
Kiwi Mwai Kibaki was born on 8 April 1980 and lives in Nairobi where he is a lawyer. He recently graduated from law school. While doing his studies, he was recruited to work at the Kenya Defence Force (KDF), where he was stationed in the army for four years.
Kibaki said he was happy to be back in Kenya after the military service. “When I came back from the military, I started working here as a lawyer,” he told Iltija.
“My first love is law. I am a practicing lawyer. I graduated from law school and I am currently in law practice. It is my passion. I love what I do,” he said.
“I have also spent time with my family, and I have a good life. I