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Women win their stripes, meet men in the political ring

Women enter the political battlefield, preferring polls to nominations

In Summary

• In races so far are Nairobi Governor Ann Kananu, CAS Beatrice Elachi, Bishop Margaret Elachi and Businesswoman Agnes Kagure. Elachi aiming for Dagoretti North. 

• In City Hall and elsewhere, women in politics appear to have it tough, often dismissed by male counterparts, even joked about as distasteful sex partners.

In a city and political arena dominated by men, women with fire in the belly, backbones of steel and progressive ideas have tossed their hats into the ring.

They have won their stripes and ...