Kenyan women protest political gender gap

Women holding demonstrations along Moi Avenue in Nairobi on January 22, 2018.

What you need to know:

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta won re-election last year and has so far named an all-male cabinet, although vacancies remain.
  • Parliament, too, remains a mostly male domain, in spite of Kenya's progressive constitution.
  • There are 76 female MPs in the current parliament, equivalent to just over a fifth of the 349 seats.

Hundreds of mostly female activists marched in Nairobi on Monday to protest repeated failures to apply laws that women must hold at least a third of government seats.


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