Controversial Kayole-based pastor Godfrey Migwi is never afraid of speaking out his mind.
The bold man of God has taken a jibe at the new crop of female leaders the likes of Cate Waruguru, Gathoni Wamuchomba, Millie Odhiambo, Millicent Omanga, Anab Subow and Aisha Jumwa for using vulgar language.
Most of the female leaders, especially those who have taken political sides have been abusing each other including their male counterparts.
He took to social media to air his opinion on the current leaders.
DAYS ARE GONE WHERE WE HAD WOMEN LEADERS WHO WERE STRONG IN THEIR LEADERSHIP SKILLS, THEY WERE NOT FAVORED BY MEN NOR CONSTITUTION BUT THEY DELIVERED TO KENYANS AND TO THE WORLD
LEADERS OR SYCOPHANTS? The disgrace of Kenyan women leaders
I have watched with dismay the continued political confrontations of our women leaders – Inua Mama and Embrace, as each faction strives to please their political demigods ahead of 2022 general elections. The current women leaders are a shell of what we had in the 70s, 80s, and 90s,’ he wrote in part.
He went ahead to applaud past female politicians the likes of Phoebe Asiyo, who did a great job during their leadership.
“Pioneer women leaders like Hon. Grace Onyango, Phoebe Asiyo, Hon. Rose Waruhiu, Dr. Eddah Gachukia, Dr. Julia Ojiambo, Prof. Wangari Maathai, Dr. Jane Kiano, Zipporah Kittony, Nyiva Mwendwa, Hon. Martha Karua, H.E. Charity Ngilu, Ms. Agnes Ndetei, Hon. Njoki Ndungu, among others, were steadfast in defeating male dominance in the political arena; conquering the traditionally accepted marginalization of women, and their role in governance.
Unfortunately, we fell for the common fallacy that by having more women in Parliament we would automatically achieve agency and better representation on (women’s) issues. Wrong! Quantity does not always translate into quality. Today, quantity has trumped over quality,’ he stated.
Not forgetting the former Minister for Constitutional Affairs Hon. Martha Karua whose contribution to women empowerment has no match. Needless to mention is the late Nobel Laureate Prof. Wangari Maathai whose contribution to humanity through the Green Belt Movement left a lasting legacy envied world over. These pedigrees of women leaders had hands-on comprehensive understanding of women and rural folk.
It is time we outgrew the pretense that the solution to every problem in this country is money and more money. These great women proved that some problems simply need good brains, focused attention, and a public service mentality, not money. It was not until the promulgation of the new constitution in 2010 that the role of women in leadership was adequately acknowledged.
Countries that aim to advance economically and achieve their future goals are making Women leadership the norm and not the exception, perhaps that’s what inspired the crafters of our constitution that is explicit on the two-third gender law.”
Pastor Migwi went ahead to wark Kenyans to be aware of the current leaders, saying they were on a mission to divide the nation.
Fast forward to 2019, enters the drama queens like Cate Waruguru, Susan Kihika, Gathoni Wamuchomba, Millie Odhiambo, Millicent Omanga, Anab Subow, Aisha Jumwa, Gladys Wanga, Gladys Boss Sholei, Mishi Mboko, etc. Not even their elder peers like Alice Wahome and Jane Kihara has shown any maturity or physical integrity; what a disgrace.
Just Last weekend, Laikipia Women Rep Cate Waruguru hurled unprintable words towards Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru as Garrisa Women Rep Anab Subow descended on the person of Raila Odinga calling him uncircumcised in front of cameras. Anab Subow needs to apologize to Raila Odinga and to the Kenyans, What a shame!. Last month, Karua was quoted saying that, “the most unfortunate thing happening now in Kenyan political space is women parliamentarians agreeing to become praise choirs for male politicians angling to succeed the current president. Women on loose with sweet names like, inua mama, Embrace their aim is to divide this nation. Kenyans be aware.
His sentiments were echoed by many.
Pastor Migwi was recently appointed the Religion and Politics analyst in Africa at BBC News Swahili after he was fired by Kameme FM.