Political space for women still very vicious

Narc-Kenya party leader Martha Karua addressing the media at the party headquarters in Nairobi last August. She has called for women’s solidarity towards realising impactful participation of women in leadership. 

Photo credit: Dennis Onsongo | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The space for women's participation in political governance is still rough and vicious.
  • In the last Parliament…there are men in my own county who were fearing me because they thought I was really a strong woman and I would want to be a governor - Millie Odhiambo.
  • Women ought to pick the lessons learnt in the past 10 years and use them to strategise for better participation in political leadership and governance.

Even as Kenya seeks to enact laws on enhanced inclusion of women in leadership, the space for women's participation in political governance is still rough and vicious.

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