We deserve better, women tell President Kenyatta

Fida Chairperson Josephine Wambua Mong'are in a past interview. The group has accused President Uhuru Kenyatta of treating women as ‘second class citizens’ after he failed to name any of them in his first batch of nine members of the Cabinet. PHOTO | ANTHONY OMUYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Like the eight men who are said not to have been expressly retained, the five women have been put in abeyance, unsure of their fate.
  • Fida said that in retaining only six men in his Cabinet, and naming three more as new entrants, he had failed to acknowledge the contribution women had made to the nation in the Cabinet.

The Federation of Women Lawyers has accused President Uhuru Kenyatta of treating women as ‘second class citizens’ after he failed to name any of them in his first batch of nine members of the Cabinet.

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