Waiguru, Gladys Wanga handshake details

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and Homa Bay Woman Rep Gladys Wanga on Thursday led a consortium of women politicians in lashing out at those fighting over the 2022 elections.

Speaking to the Press in Nairobi, the women leaders from across the political divide said they have dropped hardline stances for the sake of development.

“We reject early campaigns that are polarising this country and opening wounds when elections are more than three years away,” said Governor Waiguru.

“We reject politics that preach tribe against tribe region against region and party against party,” she said adding:

“We reject in totality the politics of blackmail, intimidation, threats and bloodshed. We have ben therefore before and we as women are not going back there again.”

Others present were Sabina Chege (Muranga Woman Rep), Mishi Mboko (Likoni MP) and Rosa Buyu (Kisumu Woman Rep).

They further termed the recent succession wars pitting Jubilee leaders against each other over the 2022 elections as backward.

They urged their counterparts to embrace the handshake and inclusivity saying that any other part is a path to darkness.


While announcing a new movement dubbed “Embrace” the women echoed “women building bridges for Kenya” as the principle behind their initiative.

They cited the Big Four Agenda saying it is plan that will secure the future of the country.

“We will stand with Uhuru and Raila in the path they are leading the country… The handshakes is not about Uhuru and Raila, it is about all of us,” said Wanga.

The ‘Embrace’ team now says they will be moving around the country to preach unity and boost the war on corruption.

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