Category: Success Stories

Huge win for women as Parliament is ordered to pass 2/3 Gender Rule in 60 days

Judge John Mativo found Parliament and the Senate guilty of failing to observe its constitutional mandate of ensuring that no gender shall more than two thirds of elective seats in both houses. The judge gave directions to Parliament and Attorney General Githu Muigai to take steps to ensure the legislation is enacted within the next […]

Analyzing the Gender rule verdict and what it means for the Kenyan woman

Parliament has now been given 60 days to enact legislations effecting the 2/3 gender rule or face dissolution. High court judge John Mutivo says parliament consisting of national assembly and the senate are guilty of failing to enact the legislations that will implement the constitution. The verdict was read this morning at the Milimani courts […]

Achievements and Challenges in Strengthening Women Leadership

In Kenya, one indicator of gender inequality is the small number of women in decision making positions and other national governance structures. Following the March 4th 2013 General elections, at the county level only 82 women out the total 1,450 County Assembly Ward Representatives were elected and only 6 women were successful in their bids as deputy governors. This despite the […]

Strengthening women representation in leadership at various levels

This month’s newsletter highlights current continous work in the women and leadership program giving an insight on what benefits the skills training has had on the women in terms of influencing their thoughts and actions geared towards bettering their community. From the interactions it was noted that fewer women leaders is a resultant of lack of skilled training aimed […]

Deaths Of Mothers Over Lack Of Equipment And Ambulances Sparks Protests In Merti Sub county

Merti residents demonstrating increased deaths of mothers from preventable causes. They claim deaths violated their right to life Residents of Merti sub county have today took to the streets aggrieved by recurring maternal deaths due to lack of equipments and absence of ambulances to transport patients to Isiolo for specialised procedures. The protesters, mainly mothers […]