KENYA: Women Got a Raw Deal in Party Primaries

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KENYA: Women Got a Raw Deal in Party Primaries

The number of women who made it to the party lists for normal competitive seats in the forthcoming elections remains diminutive raising a red-flag amongst many Kenyans.

Women aspirants were technically locked out by the Tenth Parliament when it failed to pass laws that would have operationalised section 81(2b) of the constitution that says: not more than two-thirds of the members of the elective bodies shall be of the same gender.

Other factors included lack of funds; attitudes and perceptions about the place of women leadership and blatant violence meted out on those who came out to contest against men in the party nominations.

(Source:The Star)