Category: Women Leadership and Governance

Trailblazer in the gender agenda

“I had a vision to be a member of the County Assembly of Meru not because of the money but because I had mission to take the women agenda forward.” These are the words of Lucy Mukaria the chairperson of the Meru Women Legislative Association (MEWOLA) who believes that leadership is about goals and the […]

Meru women caucus five year strategic plan

With the growing momentum to have women voices amplified at the decision making spaces more so in conversations on policies in the wake of the devolved governance systems, the call to build stronger women movements that speaks with a unity of purpose cannot be over stated. In Meru County, the women Members of the County […]

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 […]

Baseline Report – Meru and Kilifi Counties

The baseline report on ‘Haki Yetu, Jukumu Letu’ Gender Based Violence in Meru and Kilifi Counties is one among these initiatives that aims to support policymakers and relevant institutions in their efforts to combat and prevent gender based violence in Kenya. It provides comparable data and information for effective, evidence-based project planning, decision-making and policy and […]

Press Release: CREAW petitions Court, seeking disbandment of Cabinet

Nairobi, Kenya, February 21, 2018: Katiba Institute representing Marilyn Kamuru, Daisy Amdany and Center for Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW) filed a case to safeguard the rule of law, constitutionalism and safeguard against the slide into state sanctioned anarchy. The case highlights the violation of established law that requires that all State officers and organs have […]

PRESS STATEMENT ON THE RECALLING OF THE LIST OF CABINET NOMINEES

Date: 1st February 2018 On 26th of January 2017, the President of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, in a statement to newsrooms announced his new cabinet comprising of, Cabinet Secretaries, Chief Administrative Secretaries and Principal Secretaries. Part of the list of new cabinet appointees has been forwarded to parliament for vetting. Of all […]

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) […]

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 […]