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’.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]