Kirinyiga Governor Anne Waiguru on Tuesday, December 10, found herself on the receiving end of the wrath of Kenyans online following a felicitation message gone awry.
The Governor took to Twitter to champion for the creation of equal opportunities in government for women while hinging her message on her congratulatory message to Finland’s Sanna Marin after she became the World’s youngest Prime Minister at the age of 34.
Waiguru insinuated that Kenyan women needed to be allowed to thrive in Kenya’s political arena contrasting it to the Finland Parliament where major parties are led by women.
“Talk of a progressive country-congratulations to Sanna Marin, the youngest prime minister-elect from Finland & to the all woman-led government -The 5 major parties in Finland’s Parliament are now all led by women. We must create equal opportunities in Kenya for women to thrive!” Waiguru stated.
Meant as an innocuous congratulatory message and insight into the never-ending fight for gender equality in Kenya’s leadership, Waiguru’s post seemed to rub a caboodle of irate Kenyans on social media the wrong way.
A section of the netizens stated that there was a need for more women in leadership but not through constitutional reforms but through merit.
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