Kisii county women rep Doris Donya Aburi has challenged women to boldly discuss pertinent issues affecting their welfare for solutions to be found.
The women’s rep claimed equity and equality could be elusive if the women maintained silence in matters of female genital mutilation, gender-based violence, and cruelty of children against parents.
Addressing a crowd at Kenyenya stadium in Gucha South to mark International Women’s Day the member of the national assembly, expressed concern over the rate of teenage pregnancies in the area.
If the trend was allowed to continue, she remarked, the community risked losing a generation. It was high time decisive actions were taken to tame the pregnancies she advised.
Aburi commended efforts by qualified women to seek leadership positions and alluded to veteran women who had resolved to start the political journey in the face of difficulties.
Nominated senator, Esther Okenyuri, cited reproductive health as challenges bedeviling the women and urged them to report assuring them of the senate’s commitment to tackle them.
She stressed the urgent need for parents to educate the girl-child if they wanted them to take up leadership positions in the future.
BY MUSA MARANGA