Kenyan Govt Urges Support for Gender Bill

Members of parliament are being urged by Prime Minister Raila Odinga to support a Bill that is expected to ensure the country achieves gender parity in its national assembly.
  • Kenya:  AG, Raila Lobby Lawmakers On Gender Bill

    Capital FM, 24 September 2012

    The government is urging Members of Parliament to support a Bill that backs party nominations to fill special seats in Parliament and the Senate, to meet the gender representation ... read more »


  • Kenya:  Breakthrough in Gender Balance Headache

    Capital FM, 19 September 2012

    The Constitutional Implementation Oversight Committee (CIOC) has backed a proposed quota system to be used to achieve the requisite gender balance in the National Assembly. read more »

  • Africa:  More Women in Party Top Brass Needed

    The Star, 10 September 2012

    The Registrar of Political Parties Lucy Ndung'u has revealed that her office is in the process of procuring a nomination system which will ensure fair nomination of women in the ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Workshop On Gender Balance Concludes in Mombasa

    Capital FM, 9 September 2012

    Members of Parliament on Friday converged in the coastal city of Mombasa to discuss the Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill which seeks to find a way of attaining the two-thirds ... read more »

A special seating at the Kenyan parliament (file photo).

  • Kenya:  Ndung'u Wants More Women Party Leaders

    The Star, 8 September 2012

    The registrar of political parties Lucy Ndung'u has revealed her office is setting up a system which will ensure fair nomination of women in parties. Ndung'u said 47 per cent of ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Cabinet Approves Two-Thirds Gender Rule

    The Star, 7 June 2012

    The Cabinet yesterday formally dropped the proposal to change the election date from August to December, and subsequently approved a fresh bill that will only deal with ensuring ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Cabinet Amends Polls Date, Gender Law

    Capital FM, 7 June 2012

    The Cabinet on Thursday withdrew the controversial Constitution Amendment Bill that sought to change the elections date and provide a formula for gender balance in Parliament. read more »

  • Kenya:  Kakamega Residents Advised On Gender Balance for Elections

    The Star, 6 June 2012

    The COMMISSION of Revenue Allocation has said that counties that ignore gender balance in electing its leaders will suffer huge wage bills and slow development. read more »