By Enosh Isoe
There is no constituency in Bungoma county with an iron lady aspirant like Webuye East.
Here we have Ms Carol Buyela , a widow and mother of 3. She has been on the ground for the past four years walking the path of life with her constituents.
Apart from beating all odds including cultural stereotypes of having a woman leader, she has made her political space from scratch. She believes in the 4th liberation and the reason she is in Azimio coalition.
Fast forward, she was in DAP-K where she was humiliated in her own backyard Muliro gardens in Webuye town by being denied an opportunity to address her people.
She moved to Jubilee Party which is under the umbrella of Azimio La Umoja where she got her nomination certificate dated 22/4/2022 to be JP flag bearer in Webuye East.
This has not impressed top creme leadership of DAP-K. Word in the street has it that Hon. CS Eugene Wamalwa has a skewed process of “zoning” Bungoma.
It’s alleged that he wants to only allow Waluke JP card and ensure all other candidates in Azimio la Umoja give in to DAP-K candidates.
For example, In Webuye East, it’s been a two horse race between Martin Wanyonyi aka Investor and Ms.Caroline Buyela. One Dr. Wanjala Iyaya has always come distant 3rd in all opinion polls.
If the zoning was the way to go then Webuye East ought have Ms. Caroline Buyela face off Martin Wanyonyi of Kenya Kwanza coalition.
In event Caroline Buyela is short changed, then be rest assured Kenya Kwanza will have it due to sympathy votes.
“Let’s not forget that Iyayas ratings shot downwards after the Muliro gardens ordeal where men expressed their cowardice by disallowing Caroline Buyela to address her people in her town,”.
In as much as it’s good to have a political mentor and godfather, what becomes of those that rise independently by their own efforts and blessings from God?
Should they dim their stars just because a political big wig hasn’t endorsed them? What happened to the era where women seeking leadership positions should be supported adequately?
In conclusion, how do we attain the gender rule if we zone out potential women such as Caroline Buyela? Someone owes us an explanation