BY OLIVIA MUNGWANA
Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu has opened about the loss of her husband fifteen years on.
In an interview with a local daily, Mrs Ngilu said her husband who died in 2006 was her strong pillar, and she wishes he was alive to witness his success.
“My husband supported me, he was there every time. Wherever he was, he told people I was the best MP. I miss him and I feel sad he is not around to be with me as the governor now and see the journey,” she said.
Ngilu said there are many challenges she endures as a female leader, and the support from her husband would have come in handy.
“A woman needs all the support, from the spouse especially. Men are supported so much by their wives and I wish all women also have their husbands to support them,“ she added.
The first-term governor also shared the difficulties of balancing her life to give time to her electorates, family and also herself as a woman.