Is an MCA for Manyatta B, and is very passionate about advocating for women rights and thus KEFEADOs interest in involving her as a gender champion in the SDG5 Program. Hon. Pamela Odhiambo(left) and Hon. Sally Okudo (Right) at KEFEADOs Gender Championing Inception meeting at Victoria Inn comfort
Pamela’s interest for the girl child is highly driven by her own personal experiences i.e. being a mother in her primary life -a std 7 pupil however this did not deter her from pursuing her dreams.
Hon. Pamela is known for her prowess in relating with the minority groups through active and meaningful public participation organized by her office. Under her, reign Manyatta B has had a road opened up to easen business activities within the locality.
Pamela Odhiambo is an example of competent women leaders in the political arena who soldiered their way to success on merit and not by virtue of being female. She Advocates for equality of both sexes and is very particular on women inclusion on budgeting processes.
KEFEADO is proud of her due diligence in mobilizing community members to avail themselves for the community dialogues on Gender Responsive Budgeting, her commitment in realizing our course work of promoting gender equality and her consistency in attending the organizations other gender Training meetings.
In 2017 Sally Okudo became the first woman elected member of County Assembly in the Central Seme Ward, being born and bred in the United States of America has had her transform herself to fit in the rural setting which is an absolute different social orientation from the life she was accustomed to .
Sally is passionate about helping the community and that’s what informed her personal rebranding, for that reason alone KEFEADO chose her as a gender champion.
Under her reign, she has had some achievements as per her manifesto, her love for children and obligation to the state saw her officiating the opening of new classrooms and office block at Anyang Primary School and Nyamgun Secondary School.
Hon. Sally Okudo during the gender champions inception meeting by KEFEADO at Victoria Comfort Inn.
Sally recently donated a piece of land for the construction of referral pathways center for survivors and victims of sexual gender-based violence towards her partnership with KEFEADO in the gender agenda.
“it is a tough world, but every morning I am Inspired to go on when I think about the expectations the community has bestowed on me to help them make their lives better” says Sally. Indeed, her diligence is portrayed by her outstanding interactions with the community and her relentless pursuit for gender equality, inclusion of women and youth in gender related issues as well as the economic empowerment of the people of seme.
Sally hosted KEFEADO in her Office for a community dialogue in regards to gender mainstreaming.
More work is still to be done to tackle the gender agenda but so far, the Champions Have given their Best and all efforts are appreciated.
3. Jael Lieta
A media and communications practitioner with over 10 years’ experience ranging from radio journalism, production to management and media training and coaching. She worked as a radio presenter and administrator at Radio Nam Lolwe.
“As a journalist i have a bias in social issues especially on gender matters and together with a team drafted the first ever gender policy for a medium sized media house.”
I am creating and promoting the radio platform for the discussion of issues and telling the stories of the SDG 5.
4. Nailantei Kileku
Nailantei Kileku born from a Maasai community has defied all odds being among the few girls who have gone through school despite of the societal prejudices’ girls face in that particular culture i.e. FGM, Early marriages etc.
She currently works in the Department of Health in Kisumu County of Kenya as a Sub-County Reproductive Health. Nailah’s other stints with the Ministry of Health since joining the public service in 2009 saw me work as a health centre manager (2009 – 2011) before rising to coordinate reproductive health services (2011 – 2012) and diversifying to manage immunization services, still at district level, (2012 – 2013).
Her Strong advocacy for SRHR of adolescents, elderly and persons with disability had KEFEADO seek partnership with her and so far her efforts have proven to be fruitful
Irene is a sports lady/entrepreneur of 20years old. She is our lead champion in the sports for change program and a very reliable contact person among the adolescents who are usually engaged during the football tournament. Working with Irene from 2018 has had quite remarkable achievements; Irene has gained leadership skills and can now manage all the sports teams we have with minimal supervision.
6. Winnie Janet Ogot
Winnie is the secretary for the Maendeleo ya Wanawake Kisumu county who is passionate in advocating for women’s rights as well as director KIWASCO- Kisumu Water and Sanitation Company and thus KEFEADO interest in involving her as an SDG5 champion.
Her interest in helping women has helped in resolving the GBV cases in and out of Kisumu County. She has been aggressive in the political sphere and this has helped in motivating women who feel they cannot fit in the political space.
Winnie who is one of our SDG5 champion, she has played a key role in many of the institutions activities such as mapping the vulnerable households when need be. She has created linkages with the county government and this has helped us in access some county services. Her reliability is highly appreciated. She has made it easy to meet with our beneficiaries during this hard-economic time which has been successful for we have been able to donate the food baskets to vulnerable individuals.