Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga’s running mate Martha Karua has revealed why she doesn’t like the now popular nickname ‘iron lady’ which she was christened due to her political intrigues.
The Nark kenya party leader pointed out that the moniker, which many attribute to her no-nonsense attitude during her three-decade tenure in government, is a misrepresentation of her gender.
Speaking during an interview with CNN’s Larry Madowo, Karua opined that the nick name was misogynistic to the feminine gender in a perceived male-dominated society..
“I think that nickname in a way speaks to the misogyny within society. Strength is not perceived as female, strength is perceived as male,” she said.
Riala Odinga the ODM party leader and Azimio la Umoja flagbearer picked Martha Karua as his presidential running mate in the forthcoming general election, a move that was seen as having been meant to woo the female votes and bridge the gender gap as well as capture the Mt. Kenya voting bloc. More