By steve sabai
Kenya Chapter, Women Mediation Network Kenya,
Democracy Trust Fund and Echo Network have today congratulated President Elect Dr. William Samoei Ruto together with his Deputy,
Rigathi Gachagua as the newly elected Fifth President of the
Republic of Kenya.
This is the voice of the Kenyan people who spoke on Tuesday, 9th August 2022 through their ballots and endorsed by the Supreme Court decision of Monday, 5th September 2022.
“We have no doubt that you will embrace all Kenyans and unite our
nation so that together, we can tackle the myriad challenges affecting our nation. As you set the agenda for your first 100 days in office after being sworn in, we urge you to priorities the women’s agenda including actualising the commitments for girls and women contained in the Kenya Kwanza Alliance Women’s Charter which articulates the comprehensive agenda for the women of Kenya.” Said African Women leaders Network Kenya.
They further noted that, they
appreciate the call for reconciliation that was made to other 2022 Presidential contenders and all Kenyans in General irrespective of their political persuasions. Indeed, this is the only way to get the country back on track.
Congratulations your Excellency!
We applaud the message of hope and reconciliation by our 4th
President H.E. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta in which he committed to hand over power to President – Elect and ensure a smooth transition.
We appreciate the stately leadership that President Uhuru supported by
our First Lady. H.E. Margaret Kenyatta have provided for the last Ten years and especially your contribution to supporting the cause for girls and women (Male Gender Champion) and promoting the peace agenda in Kenya and the East Africa region.
The women of Kenya owe you a great debt of gratitude. We urge the
President Elect Dr. William Ruto to be the 2nd President to be a Male
The women of Kenya are particularly proud of our Judiciary and specifically the Supreme Court under the leadership of the Chief
Justice Martha Koome. We applaud your ruling on the Presidential
Petition that was before your Court in respect to the August 2022
Presidential Election. Your Team demonstrated fidelity to the rule of
law and the Team of Judges acting independently and professionally.
You have restored our confidence in our Constitution and in our
independent institutions. On behalf of the women of Kenya, we want
you to know that we are truly thankful. Asanteni Sana.
In addition they thanked the people of Kenya who have remained
peaceful and patient throughout this electioneering period. In the end, Kenyans are the real winners! We have proved to the world that ours is a nation that respects the rule of law and democratic practices.
As Charles Pickering, the Veteran United States Court of Appeal Federal Judge once said: ‘A healthy democracy requires a decent society; it requires that we are honorable, generous, tolerable and respectful’.
The women of Kenya under AWLN commit to pray and support our
incoming administration under the leadership of President elect, H.
E. William Samoei Ruto and work together to make our country a
better, safer and more secure place for girls, women and all Kenyans.