NAIROBI, Kenya, May 30 – A few days to the Jubilee Primaries, word spread like wildfire, and it was about Kiambu Governor William Kabogo.
It was a write up that went viral on social media, with alleged quotes of the Governor, attacking women.
The words were mean and it is for that reason that he was ‘punished’ by those who participated in the primaries.
Kabogo has since dismissed the primaries as shambolic and the allegations as the work of “propagandists.”
When Capital FM News caught up with the Governor, he said he is a believer of women empowerment.
To prove it, he said in his Cabinet, out of the 8 County Executives, six are women.
“What other evidence do you need?” he posed.
To him, “women have indeed performed better than their counterparts both in my administration and in the country. Believe you me as a leader, they are performing better. Women of this country even have an opportunity to lead this country.”
Kabogo is defending his seat as an independent candidate.
During the interview, the Governor said he will campaign for the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta while urging them to “let the people decide.”
Kabogo, the Chairperson of Independent Candidates supporting the President’s candidature, said they should only ask for their votes but allow their supporters to decide the rest of the leaders.
“Let the people decide. This is a historic event. History is about to repeat itself,” he stated.
He urged Kenyans to ignore “propagandists” who wants to paint them as people in the opposition.
“Politics is about numbers and that is why due to public pressure I decided to defend my seat for a second term. Kiambu deserves a fair chance to decide their Governor,” he said.