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Bina Maseno: A Trailblazer in arousing and nurturing the political consciousness and engagement of young women in ‘chamas’ and institutions of higher learning

Bina Maseno is a communications specialist and politician who is making waves in the Kenyan political scene. With a passion for bridging the gap between beauty and civic dialogues, she has become a leading voice for political awareness and involvement among the young women in Kenya.

As the founder and Executive Director of Badili Africa, Bina has been at the forefront of initiatives aimed at empowering young women, particularly the often disengaged and disinterested ‘Chama’ women and those in institutions of higher learning and increasing their representation in politics. Her work has earned her numerous accolades and invitations to global discussions, including the Obama Africa Leaders Program and the Bill and Melinda Gates Goalkeepers event in New York.

Bina’s journey in Ms President began as part of the Mwamko Mpya Party, where she worked her way up through group and individual assignments and won individual commendations along the way.

Despite the challenges she has faced, Bina has remained steadfast in her mission to create a more inclusive and democratic Kenya.

Bina was crowned the 1st runners-up of the Ms President season 2 competition, a landmark program aimed at increasing women’s political representation and participation in Kenya. As the first runners up, Bina will receive USD 15,000 to invest in a project of her choice for the empowerment of her community.

Bina’s commitment to improving the lives of women in Kenya has not gone unnoticed. Her tireless efforts and unwavering dedication have earned her the respect and admiration of many, and she continues to inspire women everywhere to take an active role in shaping their communities and their countries.

Bina Maseno is a true leader and a shining example of what can be achieved when passion and purpose are combined. Her work continues to make lasting impact on the Kenyan political landscape and will continue to inspire future generations of women leaders.

The Rise Of Ms President Contestants

The women of Ms President continue to soar in different leadership positions even after leaving the Ms President Leadership Academy.

The Ms President show was created to enhance women’s participation in political leadership and decision making in Kenya through a multi-media program. Since its launch in 2019, the show has continued to attract both local and international media. This has given the women a platform to highlight the issues that they are passionate about.

Additionally, 55% of Ms President Contestants have reported that Ms President has provided them leadership opportunities not available to them before. As Season 2 of Ms President continues to air, the women who have participated in the show continue to leave their mark in government and other areas of leadership in Kenya.
Honorable Umulkher Harun, who came in second in Season 1 of Ms President has been nominated to be a Member of National Assembly by the ODM Party to represent the youth. She is also the founder of Kesho Alliance, an NGO that exists to improve education by promoting and advocating access to quality education, youth and women empowerment, peace, and security.

Honorable Irene Mayaka who was also a finalist in Season 1 of Ms President has been nominated to be a Member of the National Assembly to represent workers by the ODM party. This comes after a previous nomination in 2019 to the Nyamira County Assembly also by the ODM party. Another Season 1 Contestant who also garnered a seat in the government is Nadia Abdalla. She was appointed by President Kenyatta, to be the Chief Administrative Secretary in the ministry of ICT and Youth.

In Season 1 of the show over 1000 contestants applied to be on the show while over 750 applied to be in Season 2. There are many more examples of Ms Presidents who continue to rise up the ranks in public service as others seek elective leadership positions. 10 Ms President season 1 and 5 Ms President season 2 contestants were candidates for various seats during the August general election. We are proud to be associated with these powerhouses and we cannot wait to see what they will do next.

Yat Madit

Yat Madit:  Intercultural Dialogues April 2018- May 2018: In North &North Eastern Uganda.

Yat Madit is an award -winning drama series which combines the use of edutainment and inter-cultural dialogues to promote reconciliation and lasting peace among and between post conflict communities in North and North Eastern Uganda. Yat Madit has won the Uganda Film Festival 2017: Best TV drama series, Best actor in the TV Drama Series, Best Actress in the TV Drama category. Yat Madit has also won an award for the Inter-cultural Innovation Award hosted by United Nations Alliance of Civilisations and BMW Group, in New York.

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Media Focus on Africa4 months ago
On this day, a year ago, we proudly announced Angel Mbuthia as the winner of Ms President. A true embodiment of leadership, grace, and resilience. Her journey continues to inspire us all.

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Insights From the Recently Concluded Community Dialogues: Over the past few months, a series of impactful community dialogues took place in various counties across Kenya including, Homabay, Kisii, Kericho, Samburu, Embu, Kajiado, and Wajir. Read on below.

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