Category: Success Stories

Women caucus chatting the path for the Women agenda

Asenath Kaimuri says when women combine their efforts, the impacts and contribution towards policy and legislative development is more extensive than individual efforts. This is in reference to the newly formed Meru County women caucus aimed at championing for the inclusion of women in political governance and development processes. “We operate in an environment that […]

Couple’s Mediation Story

Meet Irene Wanjiku and Samuel Mugure; a couple who called it quits after 22 years of marriage. Theirs was an experience of an ending anguish and contempt that stood in the way of the way of the rights of their children and more so education of their 13 year old daughter. After months of feuding, […]

Women protests, demanding more slots in Cabinet

With the new Constitutional dispensation in 2010, the women of Kenya were hopeful of a new beginning that would enable them participate in the democratic governance of the country. The Constitution of Kenya 2010 created avenues necessitating an affirmative action aimed at reducing gender imbalances in leadership positions. Article 26 (6), 27 (8) and 81(b) […]

Tout, driver get death sentence for sexually harassing female passenger

Victims of sexual harassment and human rights crusaders are celebrating victory after a Nairobi court handed the death sentence to three men who molested a woman inside a minibus in Githurai. The incident in which the three, a matatu driver, a tout and a petrol station attendant molested the female passenger sparked outrage 3 years […]

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 […]