Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga on Sunday sent out a special message celebrating women during this International Women’s day celebrated every 8th March every year.
In a powerful tweet, Raila wished all women a happy International Women’s day acknowledging the contribution of women in the development of the country.
The opposition chief added that women should be accorded their deserved place, honor and dignity.
“Women make nations through innumerable sacrifices and should be accorded their deserved place, honor and dignity. Wishing a Happy #InternationalWomensDay to all women in Kenya and across the world. #IWD2020,” he tweeted.
Women make nations through innumerable sacrifices and should be accorded their deserved place, honor and dignity. Wishing a Happy #InternationalWomensDay to all women in Kenya and across the world. #IWD2020 pic.twitter.com/utHeOeCuJt
— Raila Odinga (@RailaOdinga) March 8, 2020
Women have contributed immensely to the betterment of the country forming an integral part of the nation.
Among the notable figures to celebrate are politicians; Wangari Maathai, the first female MP, Grace Onyango, Martha Karua, Ida Odinga, Njoki Ndung’u.
— Council of Governors (@KenyaGovernors) March 8, 2020
There also Sports figures such as Tecla Loupe, Catherine Ndereba and Vivian Cheruiyot.
Raila’s message comes at a point where major political parties are being accused of hypocrisy and lack of commitment in the implementation of the two-thirds gender rule.
The legislation of the bill to bridge the gender gap in Parliament have flopped on several occasions.
It sought to create special nomination slots for women in the National Assembly and Senate and ensure not more than two-thirds of seats in appointive and elective bodies will be of the same gender.