Nairobi — Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has said the government is committed to implementing the two-thirds gender principle by including more women in leadership positions.

Speaking on Friday during the national women congress of United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party, Gachagua said the Kenya Kwanza administration has already rolled out a robust strategy that will see an increase in the number of women serving in top government positions.

He said the government has taken steps to empower women economically and enhance their participation in leadership.

"Women of Kenya have a serious space in President William Ruto's administration. This is the reason why the President appointed a high number of women in government leadership," Gachagua said.

"The Women serving in the Cabinet have not let him down. They have performed exceedingly well and continue to do so," he added.

More women ambassadors

Gachagua said in the recent ambassadorial appointments by President Ruto, 40 per cent of the appointees were women.

The Deputy President asked female leaders not to let down the President so that in future he appoints more women.

"Women are truthful, honest, trustworthy and steady. The place of women in our Government is secure. It is upon those of you in leadership to change the perception that women cannot lead. Make sure and prove to your fellow women and male counterparts that you can lead," he added.

Gachagua urged women to seek elective positions in the 2027 General Election and participate in competitive politics without getting intimidated.

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