If at all our constitution allowed a president to be appointed, President Uhuru Kenyatta would have appointed a woman to be the next president.
Starting from appointing six women in his cabinet to appointing the first woman Major General among KDF commanders, from Kanze Dena to many other women included in parastatal positions.
And now, Mr Kenyatta has said he looks forward to the day Kenya will have its first female Head of State.
While acknowledging that women are naturally gifted with attributes of servant leadership, the President said some of his best performing Cabinet Secretaries are women.
“I pray to God and look forward to the day that I shall be sitting and listening to the first female President addressing the people of the Republic of Kenya,” said the Head of State.
“Some of my best ministers are women. Women understand the basis of servant leadership. Women understand that it is dedication to the family and the country that matters,” he continued.
The Head of State was speaking on Friday when he briefly joined First Lady Margaret Kenyatta who hosted over 2000 Girl Guides and their leaders during celebrations to mark this year’s World Thinking Day.
The function held at State House grounds was attended by Cabinet Secretaries for Education Ambassador Amina Mohamed and her Public Service counterpart Prof. Margaret Kobia.
President Kenyatta said Kenyan women, especially the young ones have both a great future and potential. They should always strive to bring out the best qualities in them without allowing to be put down by anybody.
“Nobody should put you down because you are girls on the excuse that you have no capacity,” President Kenyatta told the women and girls adding that leadership in the family and the country does not exist without the full participation of women.
“What really matters is the commitment to the family and the country. I will continue working and supporting the girl child and ensure women take their rightful place in our society called Kenya,” said the Head of State.
The World Thinking Day is celebrated under the auspices of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) across 150 countries in the World.
The Kenya Girl Guides association (KGGA) is a member of the global body that brings together over 10 million Girl Guides and Scouts.
Celebrated since 1926, World Thinking Day is a day of international friendship and gives the girls an opportunity to speak out on issues that affect young women and fundraise for the 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.
The World Thinking Day also celebrates the birthdays of the late Baden Powell and his wife Olave Powell who were the founders of the Scouts and the Girl Guides movements respectively.
The remains of the two icons who share a February 22 birthday are buried in Nyeri, Kenya.