- Miss Macharia is allegedly an aspiring Nairobi County Women Representative candidate
- She is vying on a Jubilee party ticket
- She is hoping that her physical looks will propel her to victory over other aspirants
The race for the seat of Nairobi County Women Representative in the National Assembly is slowly spiraling into a raunchy affair following the endorsement of new entrant ‘Haggah Macharia’ by Team Mafisi – an online ‘perverts’ movement . Political posters of a lady identified as ‘Haggah Macharia’ dressed in a hot pant and a revealing crop top has dominated social media with a section of Nairobi residents vouching for her election.
In this era where socialites, sponsors and good looking women appeal to the society, Haggah Macharia’s beauty and sexual appeal may just sway the public into voting for her that is if she even exists. Other aspirants have in the past used slogans such as ‘Msupa na works’ and ‘Manzi wa Nai’ to appeal to the younger generation that they feel support a candidate pegged on physical appearances laced in a little raunchiness.
“Kenyan politicians do nothing anyway, we might as well vote in one that looks good on camera,”
commented a social media user who endorsed Haggah’s bid.
The Women representative seat is one of the most misunderstood political positions in Kenya. Article 97 of the constitution provides for the position of women representatives. It stipulates in section (1) (b) that the membership of the National Assembly consists of forty-seven women, each elected by the registered voters of the counties, each county constituting a single member constituency. Women Reps are charged with three key mandates; representation, legislation and oversight. Their existence however thrives on representing women, whom the constitution recognizes as a marginalized group (Article 100 of the constitution).
They promote the interests of women and girls within their counties while sponsoring and engaging in bills, motions, resolutions, and/or notices that aim to redress any disadvantage suffered by women and girls because of past discrimination.
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