There is a joke that goes-if all the countries in the world were led by women, there would be no war, just a bunch of countries not talking to each other.
The statement might have been relevant years ago, but considering the strides women have made politically in the recent years, it now kind of sounds chauvinistic.
In today’s world, women-led nations are setting the pace for the rest in terms of development and democracy.
The explanation for this is simple: Women are nurturers and approach presidency or leadership just like they would in taking care of their children.
Think about Britain led by Queen Elizabeth. Although hers seems more of a ceremonial title, there is no convincing us that the immaculate state of the UK has nothing to do with her 69-year reign.
Closer home, President Samia Suluhu has been in power for barely three months, and she has already mended the diplomatic rip between Tanzania and Kenya, as well as taking appropriate measures to tame the coronavirus situation in her country, unlike her predecessor John Magufuli.
We cannot also leave out New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Arden, who saw the country emerge as the one of the first to efficiently beat the coronavirus pandemic.
When all is said and done, women have much more to offer in leadership than just sitting pretty to ensure gender balance in board rooms and cabinets.
Perhaps we should give our iron lady Martha Karua a shot next year?
Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Francis Atwoli Bitter Over Recent Jubilee Loses, Fires a Warning to Raila Odinga and DP Ruto’s Camp
Central Organization of Trade Unions Secretary-General Francis Atwoli has taken a swipe at ODM led by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and the Tangatanga Camp, a group of Legislators led by Deputy President William Ruto, issuing contentious remarks in reaction to the losses of the Jubilee Party in the just concluded by-elections.
Francis Atwoli and who has seemed bitter over the Jubilee Party losses has informed the ODM and the Tangatanga camps that they should not celebrate too early for the Jubilee defeat warning them of deceiving themselves.
“But it is too early for the opponents of Uhuru to start celebrating. They will be deceiving themselves,” said Atwoli as quoted by the Standard.
Murathe Sends Coded Message to Raila Ahead of 2022 as He Claims This About Mini-Polls Results- VIDEO
Jubilee, with the help of the report from several trusted sources, have millions of reasons to conclude that Deputy President William Ruto and his allies never won the Juja & Rurii Byelections.
But because Kenya is Governed by laws and each and every Kenyan must work towards promoting peace, Uhuru had no option but to concede defeat, Jubilee Party Vice Chairman Hon David Murathe has announced.
Speaking during an exclusive political talk show with KTN News a few hours ago, David Murathe has reported that gone are the days when Kenya would shed blood because of Election outcomes and now replace with the days of promoting peace and growth of the Country’s economy.
Has Uhuru lost the mojo to manage his succession?
Kenyatta’s control of his succession race has come a cropper, a situation that could hand his rivals including Deputy President William Ruto an open cheque to challenge his 2022 exit plans.
The unravelling of the Building Bridges Initiative — a key plank of the President’s succession matrix and a perceived special purpose vehicle for his heir — and the losses in recent by-elections have thrown Uhuru into a spin.
Politicians and analysts say that the President’s succession plans could go up in smoke unless his strategists recraft a damage control strategy that would revitalise the 2022 matrix, 14 months to the polls.
Do you think speaker Justin Muturi is the proper replacement for President Uhuru Kenyatta as the Mount Kenya region kingpin?