Ms President Reality TV show has re-ignited the debate on women and leadership.
The show which airs on KTN Home every Wednesday 8-9pm has already attracted more than 1 million viewers according to statistics from Geopoll.
The show has received mixed reactions; the reactions from viewers on social media have been largely positive.
“These women are amazing. #MsPresident” said Souad Said on Twitter.
A user know as Global voice said, “Hope this will go beyond media attention”
“This is a good direction for the 50-50 reps in parliament, Not just assigning women seats because they're women, Good job, Am waiting eagerly now #MsPresident” posted Nderitu Kelvin.
While another user was concerned that there were a couple of MCA’s in the show
“Feels like Ms President was developed for MCAs (Member of County Assembly) to launch themselves into the national limelight! Who is handling their duties as they compete for celebrity status?” said Shisia.
Ms President attracted women leaders of all ages and from different backgrounds. The show aims to expand the spectrum of leadership beyond political leadership which is often the default definition of leadership among Kenyans.
The leadership show aims to equip these women with further leadership skills and enable them to grow as leaders that can take up high positions in the society and be part of the decision makers of the country be it in politics, economy or society.
As the conversation continues around women leadership with two episodes down now, Ms President Reality TV Show hopes to get the conversation going and changing the perceptions of women leadership into positive and supportive. Therefore creating a ground for more women to obtain more seats in leadership.