SHARED VALUES

Ombudsman endorses Biriri for Meru woman rep

Says Biriri will play a key role in entrenching unity and peace among Meru leaders and residents

In Summary
  • “I have scrutinised all candidates battling for the Meru woman rep seat. I assure Meru people that their interests will be fought for by Biriri,” Kajuju said.
  • Biriri is battling for the seat against UDA's Karambu Kailemia, Gakii Mbui (Jubilee) and Edith Mwirigi (independent).
Felicity Nkirote Biriri
SHARED VALUES: Felicity Nkirote Biriri
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Former Meru woman MP and Ombudsman Florence Kajuju has endorsed Felicity Nkirote Biriri for woman representative.

The chair of the Commission for Administrative Justice said they share similar values and she is confident Biriri will play a key role in entrenching unity and peace among Meru leaders and residents, once elected.

Kajuju spoke on Tuesday during the launch of Biriri’s manifesto at a hotel in Meru.

“I have scrutinised all candidates battling for the Meru woman rep seat. I assure Meru people that their interests will be fought for by Biriri. I am confident Biriri will be the third Meru woman rep from August 9,” she said.

Kajuju urged Biriri to ensure the rights of the vulnerable, people living with disabilities, the boy and girl child as well as women and elderly are taken care of with equity.

Biriri is battling for the seat against UDA's Karambu Kailemia, Gakii Mbui (Jubilee) and Edith Mwirigi (independent).

The incumbent, Kawira Mwangaza, is running for Meru governor.

In her manifesto, Biriri, who is vying on Devolution Empowerment Party (Mbus), said her experience in leadership and governance is unmatched as she has served in different levels in both private and public sectors.

“I am a champion of productivity improvement, innovative thinking, and strategic insights. I stand for a strong Meru nation, strong families, empowered women, peaceful coexistence, prosperity, healthy residents and freedom for all.

"I will inspire the youth not to lose hope despite the hard economic times. I will advocate for empowerment of women, girls and boys and liberate the people of Meru,” she said.

Biriri said she will introduce voluntary mentorship and establish partnerships and connections for women and girls to have permanent access to sanitary towels and reproductive health education.

“I will be a champion for raising strong boys to become men who will protect our women and become strong pillars that the family unit leans on.

"I will lobby for legal aid assistance for widows and orphans on succession matters. I will lobby for a waiver on PWDs assessment fees or find partners to cater for the fees,” she said.

(Edited by Bilha Makokha)

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