Women’s voices drown in reporting of Covid-19

Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr Mercy Mwangangi updates the media on Covid-19 cases in the country on September 22, 2020.

Photo credit: Dennis Onsongo | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • In Kenya, women only account for 15 per cent of the lead voices in the media. 
  • The concerns come at a time academia and the scientific community have come under fire for “manels” – panels that are made purely of men. 

Kenyan women’s voices have been “drowned out” in the reporting of coronavirus, a recent study shows. 


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