A girl in high school loses 156 learning days which is equivalent to almost 24 weeks out of 144 weeks of school.
Nationally, a UNICEF report reveals that a girl in primary school between Standard 6 and Standard 8 loses approximately 18 weeks out of 108 school weeks.
For Rosemary Oluoch, politics was the last thing on her mind before the last general elections. But when she took a step of faith, she made history as the only woman to be elected as a member of the Homa Bay County Assembly.
Cheers broke out in the national assembly building in Bangui as representatives chose the mayor of Central African Republic’s capital (Bangui) to serve as the interim president of the Central African Republic, a country that is facing mayhem.
The number of women in the last parliament was more than what is in the current eleventh parliament. After the March polls, it was anticipated that there would be more women but due to a number of factors that range from malpractices and harsh political environment, the two-thirds threshold was not met, this despite the huge number of women seeking elective position.
Youthful Soipan Tuya, daughter of former Narok South legislator Samson ole Tuya was the last person to declare her candidature in the race for the Narok County Women’s Representative seat three months to the General Elections.
The cultural inclinations that conspired to deny a young girl education three decades ago have come back to haunt her bid for leadership.
Born to a church employee 53 years ago, Pauline Akai Lokuruka would not have attended school and achieved her status were it not for the death of her parent’s livestock.