The daughter of former Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama announced her candidacy for woman representative for Nyamira County.
She added on Monday that the suffering of women in society, who do not have adequate representation in the National Assembly was her inspiration.
“Our women, girls, youth, and persons with disabilities have not been adequately represented in the National Assembly, which is why I have decided to run for the seat in Parliament to represent their interests,” she stated.
“As a result of poverty and social pressures, mothers are unable to care for their daughters, leading to an increase in social evils like as rape, defilement, and other types of gender-based violence.” That is why, to safeguard girls and women, I will be quite aggressive,” she stated.
Emily believes the county needs an aggressive person who can lobby the national government and businesses both locally and globally for opportunities, and she believes she can do so for the welfare of society.
“At this moment, our county requires someone who can push for opportunities, particularly for our adolescents who complete their education but become drug addicts due to a lack of job prospects,” she stated.
Emily chastised leaders who divided society into clans over clan politics. She believes that the community as a whole should rise above clan politics.
“It astounds me that we still hold to clannism in this day and age.” We are now cosmopolitans, and we must rise above our tribalism. Instead of focusing on clan politics, we should focus on how to lift our community out of poverty,” she continued.
By Shadrack Mogaka