Politicians, Think About the Women
By Brenda Chipo
The international women’s day is around the corner, always celebrated every 8th of March. This year we urge our politicians to have a heart for women.
Have the women benefited in the past? Think about it before you say; yes or no. As a politician, put up something visible for women to benefit especially the ones who give new life. Be the one to take away the saying that ‘in a day one Matatu aka Taxi of women die when they are struggling to give birth.’
Politicians are now looking for votes since elections are around the corner, and many are going to promise their voters heaven and earth just like in past.
But now, the appeal goes mostly to the women politicians: You have a role to advocate for the good health of the mothers of the nation.
Kenyan women have many needs, for example, drugs in the hospitals, delivery equipments, proper housing, and so many others which we as Kenyans would feel secure if politicians talked about their implementation other than asking for votes.
There are men who have become women activists, so male politicians join the club and be that remarkable man to talk about the women issues and advocate them as well.
We need to give our votes to genuine politicians, the ones who work to uplift women issues as well as rights.
Become remarkable politicians and instead of buying the voters drinks which will bring no change build a health clinic. Be that remarkable politician who will earn genuine votes after putting something that will benefit the residents.
Fight with us as we celebrate this year’s women’s day worldwide.
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