Kenya: How political parties have treated women leaders

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February 23, 2022

Kenya: How political parties have treated women leaders


Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru (seated centre) with other female politicians from different political parties speak to journalists at a Nairobi hotel in 2019.  Credits: Evans Habil | Nation Media Group

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s inaction on former Chief Justice David Maraga’s September 2020 recommendation to dissolve Parliament for failure to enact gender parity laws is the latest bump in the long road to equality for Kenyan women in political leadership.

The Constitution requires Parliament to make laws to guarantee that no gender occupies more than two-thirds of elected and appointed positions.

Click here to read the full article published by Nation Africa on 7 January 2022.

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Patrick Lang’at
Nation Africa
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International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)