Former Kanu women congress leader, Damaris Cherono Too, has launched a new political party, Chama ya Mapatano (CYMK).
According to Damaris Too, who left Kanu in September last year, Chama Ya Mapatano is founded upon the values of human dignity, the achievement of equality, the advancement of human rights and freedoms and is hinged on the supremacy of the Constitution and the rule of law.
“Mapatano, as the name suggests, is the coming together, particularly of equal-minded people who want to do a different kind of politics — politics of accountability,” added Ms Too.
Damaris Too, while addressing the media during the launch, said the party is targeting the youth and women, saying the party will advocate the women’s agenda and space in leadership and push for the realization of two-thirds gender rule in the country.
“Gender parity is now a global necessity, it’s time for women to claim their space in positions of leadership in this country,” she said.
Ms Too further said her party supports the Bridging Bridges Initiative (BBI) and urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to ensure everyone is included in the process.
“When we say mapatano, we mean inclusivity for all. We, therefore, urge the President and his partners to involve each and every Kenyan in this process and everyone is on board,” said Ms Too