Kenyan MPs Dig In Heels Over Parliamentary Gender Bill

The call for more women representation in Kenya's parliament continues to be met with opposition and ridicule as more MPs have publicly opposed the Bill. If the law were to be passed, the National Assembly would require 20 additional women and the Senate two more women, to meet the gender principle. Currently, there are 76 women in the National Assembly - 23 elected from constituencies, 47 women representatives and six who are nominated.

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Some MPs hold a discussion during the debate on the Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill 2018 in the House on November 21, 2018.


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