African Woman And Child Feature Service

As Kenyans join the rest of the world in marking the 2022 International women’s day, gender inequalities continue to define our political landscape.

Reports indicate that Kenya lags behind other East Africa countries in as far as representation of women in the political arena is concerned. Women only account for 23 per cent in Parliament compared to 62% in Rwanda, 37% in Tanzania, 35% in Uganda, 36% in Burundi, 39% in Ethiopia and 28% in South Sudan.

Although Article 27 (8) of the Constitution directs the State to take legislative and other measures to ‘implement the principle that not more than two-thirds of the members of elective or appointive bodies shall be of the same gender’, this gain is yet to fully materialize.

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