Is it because I’m a woman

From left Nancy Barasa, Gladys Shollei and Anne Waiguru. The country has been treated to spectacles of opinion, debate and garbage hunting whenever a woman is adversely mentioned in a corruption scandal. This has often begged the question: Are women held up a different moral standard than men? PHOTO | NATION

What you need to know:

  • From Nancy Barasa and Gladys Shollei to Anne Waiguru, the country has been treated to spectacles of opinion, debate and garbage hunting whenever a woman is adversely mentioned in a corruption scandal.
  • This has often begged the question: Are women held up a different moral standard than men? Is good behaviour thought of as a genetic, gender-related trait? Are women more vulnerable to attacks on their sexuality than men? We asked you to tell us what you think.

Are women, especially those in power, held up to a different standard than men? Is their record judged in relation to their gender or to their performance? Rachel Wambui finds out

“...everything was about me. The story was about me. Not the challenges at the Ministry. … You don’t see people attacking Rotich like they were attacking me.”

- Former Devolution CS Anne Waiguru, Monday, January 11, 2016

Welcome!

You're all set to enjoy unlimited Prime content.