Women leaders forming Team Embrace on Friday brought Kakamega County into a standstill following a triumphant entry to into county of Governor Wycliffe Oparanya.
The women legislators team formed in support of ODM leader Raila Odinga’s handshake with President Uhuru Kenyatta boarded an airplane at Wilson Airport in Nairobi before being treated to a thunderous reception in Kakamega after their arrival.
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Upon arrival in Kakamega, they were then picked from Kakamega Airstrip in high-end vehicles with an escort from hundreds of boda boda riders. At Bukhungu Stadium, Isukuti dancers received them with their famous Isukuti dance which is associated with the Isukha community.
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According to their team leader Gladys Wanga, the rally will be among many that are set to be conducted with the ultimate goal being promoting peaceful coexistence among Kenyans.
Likoni MP Mishi Mboko thanked Kakamega residents for turning up in big numbers where they offered cheques to students from the less fortunate families.
“Today’s #EmbraceInKakamega theme was ‘Embracing The Vulnerable’we issued cheques to students, boosted the youth who are in the Boda Boda sector, offered scholarships to teenage mothers in order to complete their education and also not forgetting persons living with disabilities,” Mishi said.
Today's #EmbraceInKakamega theme was 'Embracing The Vulnerable'we issued cheques to students, boosted the youth who are in the Boda Boda sector, offered scholarships to teenage mothers in order to complete their education and also not forgetting persons living with disabilities pic.twitter.com/C75WzHwZAN
— Hon. Mishi Mboko (@MbokoMishi) August 16, 2019
Gender and Youths Chief Administrative Secretary Rachael Shebesh and Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru are also among team leaders. Elsie Muhanda, the Kakamega County women Representative and two other nominated Senators were the hosts of the event.
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