By Erick Omune Ashikoye, Patron-Kenya Patriotic Movement (KEPAM) Entire Middle East Region
As the filing of certificates of candidacy for this year’s General elections nears, the question of which candidates best fit public office is at the forefront of the public mind. Voters need to go beyond surfaces popularity and dig deeper to know if the individual candidates really have what it takes to render good public service.
Deciding which candidate to vote for into office is simply a matter of party affiliation for many people, others, however, cast their votes based on specific characteristics they look for in their candidate of choice. The 8th Aug 2017 general elections most of the Kisii electorates will cast their votes based on specific characteristics they look for in the candidates they choose.
Among the candidates who are vying for the position of Women Rep in Kisii County, Hon Lilian Kemunto Marwa stands out to be the most influential candidate among all the aspirants as she has the best qualities or characteristics that good political leaders should possess. Lillian is an honest, young and brilliant woman who has builds creditability and trust among the Kisii people ,During her stay in Kisii, Hon Lillian Kemunto Marwa has evoked confidence and respect from all entire political leaders, teammates, and constituents in Kisii county and the entire nation as she has earns sympathetic consideration from others due to her honesty which she has earned out of repentance and humility.
Compassion is the other important Virtue that a good leader should possess, Lilian understands the suffering of others especially the less unfortunate in the society and she has done a lot to alleviate the suffering through her charity work. Good political leaders use compassion to see the needs of those they lead and serve, and to determine the course of action that would be of greatest benefit to all those involved, Hon. Lillian has a true compassion in herself and that’s why she has been a stronger defender of the poor, widows and orphans in her charity work .
Hon Lilian Kemunto Marwa possess high level of integrity, she is a lady of sound moral character. Due to her good integrity, she has been honesty and uprightness in all her assignments. Integrity is a vital characteristics for those in political leadership and political leaders who possess integrity can be trusted with public resources because they never veer from inner values, even when it might benefit them to do so. Lilian has trust of followers due to her highest standard of integrity. She has never looted any public funds nor mentioned in any corruption scandals as it’s the case among her opponents.
She has earned a lot of confidence from many people in the entire Kisii and across the country as most have faith and belief that, Hon Lilian will act in the right, proper and effective way as she is a good political leader who has confidence in herself as well as in her ability to lead others. Due to her confidence as a leader, she has inspires others, drawing on a level of trust which sparks the motivation to get others on board on a challenge and attain the aspired goal.
Another good quality of a political leader which Hon Lilian Kemunto Marwa posses is the flexibility, She understands the give-and take aspects of politics, and the ability to find the common ground. Lilian is a good politician who listens carefully to all sides, to not only hear their arguments but to especially learn what it will take on behalf of all parties involved to reach a consensus. This fundamental character in Lillian as a political leader, it has allows her to recognize setbacks and criticism, to learn from them and move forward.
Hon Lilian Kemunto Marwa possess good qualities of a political leader and is a good leader who aspires to respect different views, analyze problems, and identify the best solutions-not based on loyalty to political party, but rather based on what is good and right and in the best interest of the nation as a whole.
The future of Kisii Women Rep office squarely lies in Lilian’s hands and not the other candidates who lacks integrity and moral authority to hold public office.