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ISS TODAY: Where are all the women in Kenyan politics?

Although women comprise 52% of the Kenyan population and 60% of the country’s registered voters, political representation is heavily skewed in favour of men. From 2007 to 2013, the number of women parliamentarians remained low, at 9.8%. Some progress has since been made in the current parliament, with women members of parliament now comprising 19.5%. Nevertheless, Read More

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Nation: Kenyan women still lag behind in political arena – Study

Despite gains made toward gender equality in the country, women still lag behind in political engagement with few men ready to support women in their quest for political leadership, a study has revealed. The Afrobarometer survey revealed that three-fourths, 73 per cent, of Kenyans were of the view that women should have the same chance Read More

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