The political arena in the country appears to be far from offering a level playing field for women politicians, at least going by the recent party primaries where only handful of them successfully braved the bruising and bare-knuckled campaigns staged mainly by their male opponents.Read More
A number of women journalists have plunged into politics and won tickets from their respective parties to fight it out for a place in the National Assembly.As the campaigns for the August 8 General Election kick off officially, indications are that the journalists turned politicians are only a step away from national politics, after trouncing their rivals in the party primaries.Read More
The number of women vying for various positions in this year’s General Election at the Coast has dropped compared to 2013.This has triggered alarm among women leaders and gender activists, who view it as a step backwards.It is seen to work against the quest by gender activists and other civil society organisations to have more women in leadership.Read More
Kiambu County is almost certain to have two female Members of Parliament, just like in 2013.
This has been given a boost by the entry of a newcomer into the region’s politics, emerging from Gatundu North.
Former radio broadcaster Anne Wanjiku Kibe, popularly known as Wanjiku Wa Kibe, has made a dramatic entry into the region’s politics after she gave her male competitors a thorough beating in the recent Jubilee Party nominations .Read More
Unlike other counties where there is a scramble for the Woman Representative’s seat, in Isiolo, the situation is different.
Only four candidates will square it out for the position in the August 8 General Election.The contest pits incumbent Tiyah Galgalo, a former state corporation chairperson Ms Rehema Dida Jaldesa, Mrs Betsy Kaari Mburugu (a former teacher) and Nasibo Sora Abdirahaman, who is the youngest.Read More
Agnes Kavindu, the estranged wife of Machakos County Senator Johnson Muthama, has pledged to fight for the rights of women.
“I thank Jubilee for supporting women. I promise to fight for the rights of women,” said Ms Kavindu as she received the Jubilee Party nomination certificate on Monday.Read More
Garissa Woman Representative Shukran Gure has dispelled rumours on social media that she will not contest in the coming elections.
Speaking to journalists on Sunday, Ms Gure said her Facebook account was hacked into by unknown people who made the impression that she has quit the race, to the shock of her supporters.Read More
The number of women vying for various positions in this year’s General Election in the Coast region has dropped compared with 2013.
In the 2013 elections, 49 women candidates plunged into the men-dominated arena, 30 of them fighting it out among themselves for the woman representative position, while 19 others sought the governor, senator and parliamentary seats.Read More
The race to become the Mombasa Woman Representative is shaping up to be a mouthwatering one.
Ms Amina Abdalla defeated seven opponents to bag the Jubilee Party ticket after the primaries. She will face ODM’s Asha Mohamed who got the ticket after a fierce battle where she beat three opponents including 20-year-old model Sadaf Deen.Read More
In the past, women have been considered unfit to hold various leadership positions due to reasons such as culture, religious beliefs and other stereotypes within society.
However, due to civic education and massive campaigns by the government, NGOs and other stakeholders, championing gender equality in matters of leadership, there has been a huge shift from the perception that women are not capable of making major decisions. Women have become an important party to various societal decisions.Read Morehttp://www.nation.co.ke/news/politics/beliefs-hinder-women-from-seeking-political-positions-north-east/1064-3920364-15p3avr/index.html