Akothee’s Sister Cebbie Defends Jubilee Nomination, Says It’s Merit-based

August 4, 2022

Businesswoman Cebbie Koks Nyasego(born Elseba Awuor Kokeyo) says her nomination to the Migori County Assembly is purely on merit.

The ruling Jubilee party nominated Cebbie to serve as a member of the County Assembly of Migori for the period 2022-2027.

Her nomination however raised eyebrows from some sections that claimed she was favoured. Cebbie moved to address these claims in a statement shared on her socials, insisting she is competently qualified to hold the position.

Most recently, I have been nominated by the Jubilee Party, a founding member of the Azimio Coalition Party, to serve as a member of the County Assembly of Migori for the period 2022-2027. This call duty, in and of itself, whether conformed or not, it’s a testimony of appreciation of talent and industry by political party luminaries,” Cebbie wrote.

Adding: “A lot has been said, mostly in the negative, about the nomination of young women leaders to positions of leadership. I have seen insinuations that such nominations are anything but merit driven.

“As a leader and beneficiary of the gender top up framework, I have a residual obligation to debunk such fallacies. To begin with, it’s a constitutional imperative that each County Assembly shall comprise of not less than two-thirds of either gender.”

Cebbie, who is sister to celebrity musician Akothee, said her academic credentials affirm that she earned the nomination by merit.

The businesswoman holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication and Public Relations and a Master’s in International Relations.

“At the very minimum, my subject of intellectual inquiry at Masters’ level disclosed a genuine interest in Kenya’s democratization process. On this score alone, the interest in governance and politics is self-evident,” she argued.

“If I argue that my nomination is merit-based, it’s just that. The factual matrix flowing from my academic qualifications support a merit-based claim to this nomination. You would have to be a fool to challenge that,” Cebbie stated.

Cebbie has been serving as the Global Peace County Ambassador for Migori County.

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