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Thursday, July 03, 2014
Kabwila elected chair Woman Caucus: Malwai Parliament adjourns
Malawai Congress Party (MCP) member of Parliament for Salima NorthWest constituency, Dr Jessie Kabwila, has been elected as new chairperson for Women Caucus in Parliament. We invite our users to read the full article published on July 4th 2014.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Key information on Parliamentarians by age
A compilation of infographics mapping everything about parliamentarians by age across the globe.
Thursday, February 06, 2014
Kenyan governor Kabogo apologises over single women slur
A Kenyan politician has apologised for suggesting that unmarried women are not effective leaders. Local leaders and activists criticised the comments by Kiambu County Governor William Kabogo, saying they were demeaning to the women. The row involved...
Monday, June 10, 2013
Kenyatta Nominations Fall Short of Gender Threshold, Kenya
President Uhuru Kenyatta's 26 nominations for principal secretary positions only include seven women, prompting criticism for failing to meet the constitutionally mandated one-third quota for female nominees, Kenya's Daily Nation reported Saturday (...
Friday, March 01, 2013
Kenya: Women candidates challenge political landscape in Kenya
When Kyambi Kavali, 52, first declared an interest in vying for the Mwingi North parliamentary seat in March 2012, the reception was worse than she expected. She said elders from Mwingi North tried to talk her out of running because she was a woman...
Friday, February 01, 2013
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...
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Kenya: Trans Nzoia Women in Politics
The number of women who have shown interest in elective seats inTrans Nzoia county has increased compared to previous general elections. Political experts attribute the increase to the new constitution which has created more elective positions for...
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Kenya: No Women, No Elections
Kenya's rights activists are furious that the country's highest court "violated" women's constitutional rights by ruling against the implementation of a gender quota in parliament ahead of the 2013 general elections. Activists here are threatening...
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Kenya: Kibaki urges women to seek elective posts
President Mwai Kibaki on Monday told women to seek for elective positions in the coming General Election instead of waiting for posts on a silver platter. Addressing the Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organisation (MYWO) 60th anniversary celebrations,...
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Kenya: Women in Plea to 'Use My Ballot Not My Body'
The three women sit around a table tackling their breakfast at a five-star city hotel. One in a black T-Shirt, a red skirt, white rubber shoes and with her hair held up in a bun by a red cloth. The second sits in a black skirt and red T-Shirt and...
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Kenya: AG, Raila Lobby Lawmakers On Gender Bill
The government is urging Members of Parliament to support a Bill that backs party nominations to fill special seats in Parliament and the Senate, to meet the gender representation rule. Attorney General Githu Muigai in an interview with Capital FM...
Monday, September 10, 2012
Kenya: Why MPs want women to compete for elective positions
Women hoping to join Parliament will have to face elections if proposals made by MPs and political party leaders are approved by the House.   A two-day weekend meeting to discuss mechanisms to achieve gender parity in the General Election...
Friday, September 07, 2012
Kenya: Radio Presenter Eyes Murang'a Women's Seat
Renowned media personality Wanjiru Chege has resigned to embark on her bid for the Women Representative seat for Murang'a County. The Coro FM presenter who was also the controller of commercial radio services in the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation...
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Kenya: Ngilu Launches Bid for Top Seat
Water and Irrigation Minister Charity Ngilu launched her presidential bid on Sunday and pledged to focus on women and the youth empowerment if elected Kenya's fourth President in next year's General Elections. Launching her bid on the Narc party at...
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Kenya: IEBC Reduces Nomination Fee for Women
THE Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has agreed to reduce by half, the Sh500,000 it was demanding as nomination fee for any of the women hoping to join the country representative race. TheSh500,000 amount is among the proposals...
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Kenya: Mudavadi Targets Women's Vote
DEPUTY Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi is targeting the women vote as he campaigns for the presidency in the general election. The UDF presidential hopeful has said he wants to ensure that women aspirants in the party get 50 per cent representation...
Friday, July 13, 2012
Kenya: Ijara Women Protest Domination By Male Politicians During Elections
MORE than 500 women from Ijara district in Garissa county yesterday protested alleged misuse by men during elections. Interestingly, the protesters were not activists but housewives who said the burden of inefficient leadership imposed on them by...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Kampala Communiqué - Eight Commonwealth Women's Affairs Ministers Meeting
From the 11th to 14th June 2007 ministers and delegates from 32 Commonwealth countries converged for the 8th Commonwealth Woman's Affairs Ministers Meeting (8WAMM) at the Speke Resort conference centre in Munyonyo,Kampala,Uganda. For more...