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November 14, 2018

Senator Naisula 'ready to challenge men for MP in 2017'

Naisula Lesuuda (right) with Samburu women dancers at SHERP in Maralal town on Sunday, September 4, 2016. On the left is nominated MP Isaac Mwaura /MARTIN FUNDI
Naisula Lesuuda (right) with Samburu women dancers at SHERP in Maralal town on Sunday, September 4, 2016. On the left is nominated MP Isaac Mwaura /MARTIN FUNDI

Nominated senator Naisula Lesuuda has said she is ready to face it out with men both in the nominations and the 2017 general elections.

Naisula intends to vie on a Jubilee Party ticket for the Samburu West parliamentary seat against current MP Lati Lelelit.

"Both men and women will vote for me despite me being a woman," she said on Sunday in Maralal town.

She also said that being married has never been a leadership quality. Instead, she asked residents to look at her as a leader and not a young girl who is not married.

She was donating items including wheelchairs, foodstuffs and clothing at SHERP orphanage.

Naisula also asked residents to elect President Uhuru Kenyatta for his second term to give him more time for development.

She said the Jubilee administration has included physically disabled people, orphans, widows and the elderly in its development programmes by ensuring they have accessed funds.

Naisula was accompanied by nominated MP Isaac Mwaura and Samburu woman rep Maison Leshoomo.

Mwaura said he intends to be elected to represent Ruiru constituency on a Jubilee party ticket.

He added that he left ODM with the blessings of party leader Raila Odinga.

"When I decided to run for a seat in Ruiru constituency I went to Raila, because he is the one who made me get to Parliament, and made him understand that Ruiru is a Jubilee zone. And he understood and blessed me," he said.

 Leshoomo urged political aspirants to prepare themselves ahead of the nominations.

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