Kenya: Politics locks women from wealth forums

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Kenya: Politics locks women from wealth forums

Women are being left out of key decisions on distribution of wealth and resources because they are not active in political parties, a new survey has revealed.

According to the study by the University of Nairobi’s Institute for Development Studies (IDS) only 52 per cent of women are affiliated to political parties; the rest are staying out of active politics. The youth also performed poorly in terms of affiliation to political parties, handing dominance to men above the age of 55. Political parties are critical in accessing power but men have dominated for decades.

The Cabinet is grappling with how best to ensure better representation of women in key elective offices.

Read more in Business Daily, published 17 Jamuary