I was surprised last week when the impeachment of Governor Anne Waiguru by the Kirinyaga County Assembly sparked a gender debate.
It started with the Public Service and Gender CS Margaret Kobia who felt that the good Governor was being targeted because she is a woman, and then the debate moved to spats amongst politicians before morphing into the online forums.
I was startled because when most counties barely had women running for MP, Kirinyaga County had two women battling for the governor seat in the last elections.
Believe it or not, if indeed the governor was involved in corrupt dealings her gender was the last thing on her mind while at it.
Sometimes a situation, while involving a man and woman, will have nothing to do with gender.