KEWOPA ELECTIONS KAJIADO COUNTY MP ELECTED KEWOPA CHAIR
Kajiado Woman Representative Hon. Leah Sankaire Sopiato has been elected as the 5th Chairperson of the Kenya Women Parliamentary Association (KEWOPA). KEWOPA is a caucus that brings together of all women Members of Parliament in Kenya.
Ms. Sankaire replaces Githunguri Member of Parliament Hon. Gathoni Wamuchomba, who served as 4th Chair, in the 12th Parliament.
In the polls Hon. Beatrice Elachi (Dagorreti) was elected the Vice Chairperson representing the National Assembly and Senator Dr. Catherine Mumma (Nominated) was elected Vice Chairperson representing the Senate.
Hon. Elachi replaces Hon. Rosa Buyu (Kisumu West) while Senator Mumma replaces former nominated Senator Hon. Milicent Omanga.
Hon. Caroline Ngelechei (Elgeyo Marakwet) was voted as Treasurer to succeed former Nandi Women representative Dr. Tecla Tum.
While congratulating the incoming Executive Committee, Hon. Buyu urged Members to be cohesive and advocate for gender equality in the 13th Parliament.
The Kenya Women Parliamentary Association (KEWOPA) is a cross party caucus bringing on board all women Members of Parliament drawn from both Houses.
The caucus works to promote and protect democracy and advocate for women's rights.