She believes that this action alone by the party shows the confidence the party has in her in capturing the seat in the cosmopolitan county.


“We were three in the race but two men got scared and withdrew because of what I stand for,” Ms Kitiabi said.

Born in Cherengany constituency, the senatorial aspirant unsuccessfully ran for the Member of County Assembly seat in 2013.

Now, she says she has matured in politics and feels that the senator's seat is the right one for her.

She is banking on the networks she has built over the years as a campaigner for the rights and empowerment of women and girls in the region to emerge victorious.

One of her strong networks that she believes will be key in her election as senator is within the membership of Maendeleo ya Wanawake, where she is the Kwanza constituency branch chairperson.


“I am banking on my constituency where I was born and the 25 wards which have 10 members each in Maendeleo ya Wanawake,” she told in an interview.

Ms Kitiabi who also runs a Community Based Organisation (CBO) — Listen to the Voice of Women — has been urging voters during her campaigns to choose leaders of integrity and a record of good governance.

“People should not vote because of financial considerations. They must focus on the integrity of those seeking to represent them," says the former student of Nyabururu Girls.

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