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Senator Ledama advocates for gender rotational leadership in County governance

Narok County Senator Ledama Ole Kina is spearheading a call for a new era in county leadership.

The vocal politician is advocating for a rotational leadership model that would facilitate increased participation of women in leadership positions at the county level.

Senator Ole Kina has taken to social media to share his vision for a more inclusive and gender-balanced leadership landscape.

In his proposal, Senator Ole Kina outlines a legislative solution that would require a male governor to be succeeded by a female governor at the end of his term, and vice versa.

“How about passing a gender rotational leadership legislation? If a man is a Governor in 2022, only a woman can become a Governor in 2027!”

The senator goes further, advocating for a significant shift in the gender composition of leadership positions, stating:

“2027 Elections must have 50% Women Governors, 50% women MPs and Senators. This we must work hard to ensure we achieve this representation. Women leaders care and are less corrupt.”

In addition to his progressive stance on gender equality in leadership, Senator Ole Kina has not shied away from addressing matters of accountability and governance at the county level.

He criticized Nandi County Governor Stephen Sang for a recent controversy surrounding his appointment of County Executive Committee members (CECs).

Senator Ole Kina asserted that Governor Sang’s actions amounted to a blatant violation of the law, urging decisive action.

He emphasized that some leaders are in violation of the constitution, which constitutes an impeachable offense.

His concerns centered around the alleged infringement of several constitutional provisions during the appointment of CECs in Nandi County.

“Some Governors are clueless and must be told as such! Violation of the constitution is an impeachable offense! Look what just happened in Nandi County ? The Governor violated Articles 1, 2, 3, 10, 19, 20, 21, 2, 27, 73, 174, 179, 185 and 196 of the Constitution of Kenya while making his appointments of CECMs.”

The recent ruling by the Eldoret High Court has brought the issue to the forefront, as it declared Governor Sang’s appointment of eight CECs to be in violation of gender balance provisions.

The court’s decision followed a lawsuit filed by a Nandi county resident, challenging the appointments on the grounds of gender imbalance.