Kenyan Women Needs To Come Together Now

Nairobi, August 22nd 2011  News that the Cabinet wants the Constitution changed to get rid of the requirement that at least a third of MPs in the next Parliament be women was not well received by Kenyan Women.

Kenyan Women active in the Facebook Group Forum For Young Women Politicians engaged in a discussed on facebook to try argue the case. Federation of Women Lawyers of Kenya (Fida) and women rights activist Judy Thong’ori have already made it clear any attempt to reduce the number of women MPs in the National Assembly and the Senate will not be taken lightly.

Forum For Young Women Politicians Moderator  Lindy Wafula has this to say  “Cabinet should explore all possible options before amending this part of the Constitution. If it impossible to secure physical constituencies then interests seats and /party lists can secure the 1/3 representation of women in the House”

Sample the responses

Lindy Wafula

Cabinet should explore all possible options before amending this part of the Constitution. If it impossible to secure physical constituencies then interests seats and /party lists can secure the 1/3 representation of women in the House

    • Jade MainaBy saying its impossible to implement is like saying women do not have the capacity to lead.. This is preposterous!! This has worked else where and will work in Kenya. we are Kenyan women should be ready to fight for this tooth and nail. we will do whatever it takes to see that this ill motives to reverse our gains do not see the light of day!!
    • Pascaliah MakonjioBesides that we should try as young women to avoid blame games if we want to go through. It will help all of us.
    • Sarah LochodoCome on women,let us pass this information to all women in rural A,in some places no media/News paper to update them.Thanks to FYWP.I am doing that right away in my area.We need to ready for the worst.
    • Sarah LochodoWe need to team up Voice up so as to counter this malicious plan.
    • Jebiwot BischofExperience from other countries shows quota system has not achieved much for women. The most developed economies did not necessarily have more women in order to develop, but rather well meaning leaders who genuinely desired a better nation. women are a majority in Kenya, so why the imblance in representation?
    • Juliet Riziki BayahIf there is a time women needs to come together in the history of kenya is now, we passed this constitution overwhelmingly as women, some of us campaigned day and night apart from all the other goodies. mostly it was because of this provision, somebody wants to play around with the women, let us resist this attempt with the last drop our sweat, no women third representation no Bunge. period.
    • Jebiwot BischofJuliet, if everyone woman voted a woman, men would be one-third in parliament,,,,
    • Winnie Maru ‎@Jebiwot, hapo umeongea kama watu milioni moja!
      We need to decide that this time round, we will support OUR OWN!
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