ELDORET, Kenya, Aug 8 – Uasin Gishu County Jubilee Party senatorial aspirant Margaret Kamar is confident of winning in Tuesday’s election.
Speaking to Capital FM News, Kamar expressed confidence she would trounce her four other competitors with a huge margin.
She urged the Uasin Gishu community to continue maintaining peace in the last phase of the election and commended them for coming out in large numbers to vote.
“There has to be a winner and a loser; I am planning to work with all the losers to improve the county legislation and equitable distribution of resources countrywide.
She urged more women to seek leadership roles in counties in a bid to actively fight for issues better understood by women.
“We need women to champion health issues, as they are the most affected when their children get sick as well as reproductive health, gender equality issues, and children affairs, among other issues,” she urged.
She spoke after casting her ballot in Chepkanga centre, in Uasin Gishu County.
Kamar is one of two women who won nominations to contest Senate elections.
Kamar is a former Member of Parliament for Eldoret North but lost the governor’s seat in the 2013 General Election where she had vied on an ODM ticket.
Kamar served as a nominated member of the East African Legislative Assembly between 2001 and 2006.
She was appointed assistant minister for environment in 2008, then later replaced Deputy President William Ruto as the Minister of Higher Education.
The governor’s seat is also being hotly contested between Jubilee Party aspirant Governor Jackson Mandago and his closest rival Bundotich Kiprop, popularly known as Buzeki who is running as an independent candidate.