Woman Uasu chair shows shifting of gender terrain

Grace Nyongesa

The new Uasu chairperson, Dr Grace Nyongesa, speaks to journalists after her election on July 5, 2021.

What you need to know:

  • Trade unions comprise of men and women but they have so often excluded the latter in leadership positions.
  • Women have always been at the forefront of fighting for workers’ rights, including in the developed countries. 

In the national poll held in Nakuru County recently, lecturers picked Nakuru lawyer and Kisii University law lecturer Grace Nyongesa as the first woman chair of University Academic Staff Union (Uasu) to succeed long-serving chair Muga K’Olale, who had resigned the week before.

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