Category: Two Thirds Gender Rule

The Kenya Constitution 2010 has detailed articles in relation to equality and non-discrimination. Article 27 speaks of equality and freedom from discrimination. It goes further to state: ‘(1) Every person is equal before the law and has the right to equal protection and equal benefit of the law; 2) Equality includes the full and equal enjoyment of all rights and fundamental freedoms; (3) Women and men have the right to equal treatment, including the right to equal opportunities in political, economic, cultural and social spheres; (4) The State may not discriminate directly or indirectly against any person on any ground, including race, sex, pregnancy, marital status, health status, ethnic or social origin, colour, age, disability, religion, conscience, belief, culture, dress, language or birth’.

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 […]

Land Mark Ruling – Two Thirds Gender Rule Constitutional petition 182 of 2015

Land Mark Ruling – Two Thirds Gender Rule CREAW filed this suit in the Constitutional court seeking declaration that the Attorney General and the Constitution Implementation Commission had failed in their duty to develop and present affirmative action legislation ahead of the August 27th 2015 deadline placed by the Supreme Court.

RESPECT THE RULE OF LAW- ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLE ON THE ‘NOT MORE THAN TWO THIRDS GENDER PRINCIPLE

Prof. Githu Muigai, The Attorney General, Sheria House, Nairobi Attention: Prof . Githu RESPECT THE RULE OF LAW- ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLE ON THE ‘NOT MORE THAN TWO THIRDS GENDER’ PRINCIPLE Women organizations and human rights institutions namely FIDA-K, Maendeleo, , WEL, CMD, GROOTS, KHRC, Women Steering Committee, CRECO, Futures K, URAIA […]