Can a Woman be a Successful President?

April 28th 2011 – With the focus of the 2011 general elections coming and with the possibility of a women running for office, do you think a Kenyan lady would be a good leader?

Are there certain qualities women possess that would make them be a good President?

Critics say that women can be too emotional and in that state may be incapable of being a good leader. Do you think that may get in her way?

First Read who could be Kenya’s Next President

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Can a Woman be a Successful President?

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Gichugu Member of Parliament Martha Karua has officially launched her presidential bid come 2012 general elections.

The Kenyan iron lady made her intention clear at a ceremony held in Nairobi’s Leakey auditorium at the National Museums of Kenya.

She becomes the third Kenyan lady to seek the country’s top job after Water minister Charity Ngilu and environmentalist Wangari Maathai

Karua says food security, resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons, Education and implementation of the new constitution top her list of priorities once she clinch the country’s top job.

The Narc Kenya party and former Justice Minister will rally on her clarion call Tujitokeze

Unlike past presidential bid announcements where politicians lien up the ceremony, Karua did not invite politicians, only a handful of her party members were present including Garsen MP Danson Mungatana who is also Narc Kenya Secretary General.

Karua is also under pressure from Central Kenya leaders to drop her presidential ambition and instead support Finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta who many see as favorite

Others seeking presidential bid include Prime Minister Raila Odinga, Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka Eldoret North MP Wiilliam Ruto and MPs Eugene Wamalwa (Saboti

By Women eNews Correspondent

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