Former ‘Nairobi Diaries’ actress Iptsam Ali says ‘Woman Rep’ seat requires confidence not skills
Former Nairobi Diaries actress Ali Iptisam Zeid,has laid out her manifesto, detailing all the grand things she would do, should Kenyans elect her the next Nairobi Woman Representative.
Zeid who hopes fill the enormous shoes of her predecessors Rachel Shebesh and the sitting County MP Esther Passaris, has sliced her grand plans into four sectors.
In a series of posts to her stories on Instagram, Zeid said top of her list of priorities would be creating a conducive business environment, effective social protection, a healthy and stable population and security and safety for Nairobi.
“A business environment that is conducive for a common mwananchi (mimi na ma hustler wenzangu) 2: Effective social protection. 3: A healthy and stable population. 4: Security and safety, we all need security in 1 way or the other. And the list goes on...,” wrote Zeid.
And while responding to a question on what set of skills she brings to the table, Zeid ill-advisedly said the ‘Woman Rep’ position does not require any special skills, just confidence.
“I don’t think I need any special skills to be a representative for any governant. I am a Kenyan, this is my country, I have the guts and will to take on any challenge in this life, and in this country,” she wrote in response.
“At my young age am not scared or shaken to announce that am ready to represent my fellow Hustlers, wasee tu hustle tusichoke. HSUTLE TUSICHOKE,” she wrote.
Zeid says she is different from her predecessors because she “will try as much as possible to make her visions come true.”
And on her preferred presidential candidate, Zeid prefers to keep her options open in the meantime but, her goal- hint-hint- is to unite the country.
“Well for now am keeping my options open. They both have very good visions. Politics is not an easy game. They both have what it takes. The goal is to unite the country as one,” she said.
Zeid joins Sylvia Mulama, Milicent Omanga, and the current Nairobi Women’s representative Esther Passaris who are all gunning for the seat.