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Mary Ndinda, Women Representative, Machakos County

Posted on 2012/04/04 by Women eNews Kenya
Nairobi/ April 4th 2012 By Ellie Van Houtte Mary Paul’s energy is magnetic; the moment that you meet her, you feel like you’ve known her for many years.  Perhaps her energy is derived from her spiritual convictions as a reverend, or her sisterly embrace as an avid advocate of climate change and disaster risk reduction and women’s issues in Kenya as a national leader with many diverse roles, including the Secretary of Women’s Affairs for the Wiper Democratic Movement.

In 2012, Mary is embracing the opportunity to run for County Representative in Ndithini Ward in Machakos County—-a dream that may have taken her most of her career to fulfill.  Read more »

ODM – Where Is The 1/3rd Of The Other Gender In This Photo

Posted on 2012/02/01 by Women eNews Kenya

The New Kenyan Constitution maintains a one third requirement for either gender in elective bodies giving women of Kenya at least 1/3 minimum in elective public bodies. Article 81 (b).

  • The New Kenyan Constitution ensures that gender equality is maintained in political parties providing a basic requirement for political parties as amongst other to respect and promote gender equality. Article 91 (f)

Beatrice Karore is Inspiring Women of Starehe to Dream Bigger

Posted on 2012/01/16 by Women eNews Kenya
Nairobi/ 16th January 2012 –Many widowed women in the Mathere settlement earn their livings as casual workers–day laborers who are hired to wash clothes, clean homes, and sometimes even to prepare dead bodies for funerals by wealthier dwellers in neighboring communities.
A day’s wage for such work may be as little as 100 ksh(about $1.12), and frequently women are denied promised pay and may encounter sexual and physical harassment by clients.

Elections To Will Be Held In 2013

Posted on 2012/01/13 by Women eNews Kenya

The eagerly awaited ruling on when Kenyans will go for the next elections under the new constitution has finally delivered its ruling Friday afternoon.

In their ruling, the three-judge bench in the constitutional court ruled that elections can be held within 60 days after the term of the current Parliament expires, which is January 15, 2013.

The judges further said that the next polls will be held in 2013, unless the Grand Coalition government collapses this year.

This means should the coalition collapses or a decision is made to dissolve it, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission will also set an election date within a 60-day period.

Change Is Coming For People Of Makadara

Posted on 2011/11/17 by Women eNews Kenya

In Nairobi, On 17 November 2011Lindy initiated Project Africa as a nonprofit organization to promote gender equality and empowerment of women.

The organization’s programs are geared towards creating opportunities for women and girls to access basic education, vocational training, enterprise development, ICT and leadership.

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Martha Karua – What My Government Will Do Differently

Posted on 2011/11/17 by Women eNews Kenya

In Nairobi, On 17 November 2011 –Friends, fellow Kenyans. Youth and youth employment is an issue that is close to my heart. I do recognize that youth constitute the largest segment of our population.

I do also realize that youth employment has not been given the necessary attention by all stake holders required for such a complex and multifaceted challenge. Read more »

Women Play Major Role In Tunisia’s Historic Election

Posted on 2011/11/02 by Women eNews Kenya

Tunisia, November 2nd 2011Azza Badra was one of thousands of women in Tunisia who competed for a seat in the country’s national elections on 23 October, the first since the dramatic pro-democracy shift in January this year and since its independence in 1956.

Badra, a mother of two, ran as a Green Tunisia Party candidate in the capital Tunis for one of 217 seats in the Constituent Assembly, a national body tasked with drafting a new constitution and nominating a transitional government until new elections are held. Read more »

“Susan for Senate 2012”

Posted on 2011/10/25 by Women eNews Kenya

Ms. Susan Mang’eni
Candidate for Senate Busia County
Orange Democratic Party (ODM)

The experience of traveling to Maduwa Island—an isolated community that exists with no electricity, limited communications, no flush toilets and the constant threat of flooding, is analogous to the journey that Ms. Susan Mang’eni may face during her 2012 campaign for a seat in the Kenyan Senate.

Reaching Maduwa Island Primary School is not easy.  Propelled only by a small Read more »

Grace Akumu: The Iron Lady Of Nyakach

Posted on 2011/09/25 by Women eNews Kenya

Kisumu, September 25th 2011  – While women politicians are making an all out effort to secure specially reserved parliamentary, senate and county positions,one iron lady has decided to take on the male contestants in an election battle for the Nyakach parliamentary seat in Kisumu County. Read more »

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Posted on 2011/09/12 by Women eNews Kenya

Kingwa Kamencu, Incoming President of the Republic of Kenya

Nairobi, September 12th 2011 –The incoming President of Kenya hopes to rule from 2012 and leave office in 2017, she thinks politics is fun but she do have lots of other exciting possibilities and opportunities she would want to explore with life.

At only 27 Kingwa Kamencu wants to become Kenya’s next President, people close to the 2nd year student at Oxford University says… Read More

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Posted on 2011/09/05 by Women eNews Kenya

In DRC Politics, Women Have To Seek Husband’s Opinion First

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Posted on 2011/09/04 by Women eNews Kenya

Martha Karua 2012 Presidential Bid Alive And Kicking

Martha Wangari Karua

Age 54
2012 Presidential Candidate
Currently Member of Parliament – Gichugu Constituency
Kirinyaga County
Party- Narc Kenya 
Her legislative work has continued to further the causes of women and she has contributed significantly to the development of family law in Kenya. Read More ____________________________________________________________________________

Posted on 2011/09/02 by Women eNews Kenya

Why Do We Vote Women To Parliamnet?

Nairobi,  2 September 2011 Ruth Nyambura posts in the Forum For Young Women Politicians Facebook group – I have an issue and I did really love to hear your comments. In the last elections in 2007, i had just turned 18 and decided to let my voice be heard by going to vote.

I voted for a lady who later on became the MP as she won. I tell you the truth, she has done absolutely nothing for my constituency to write home about or anywhere else for that matter Read More

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Posted on 2011/09/01 by Women eNews Kenya

Rwanda Women Occupy 56% Of Parliamneray Seats, Kenya 9.8%

September 1st 2011, Nairobi –  Tuesday August 30, 2011, Over 65 women leaders from Africa attended 3rd Regional Conference for African Women in Political Leadership in Nairobi orgarnised by African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET), a pan-African organization that works to promote African women’s collective leadership for equality, peace and sustainable development. Read More

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Posted on 2011/08/29 by Women eNews Kenya

“I’ll Go For It! I Will Not Wait Until I’m 30″ Cathy

Ms. Cathy Wanjiku Irungu: Candidate for Women’s Represeniative in Nyeri County

Catherine “Cathy” Wanjiku Irungu

Age 27,

Candidate for Women Representative

Mathira Constituency, Nyeri County

Grand National Union Party of Kenya (GNU)

When I first met Cathy Irungu in passing on the street, I could feel her wave of confidence and self-assurance from a mile away. Business owner, second-time candidate, ngo-founder, and citizen mobilizer; these could be the job titles of many people, but Cathy, at only the age of 27 embodies each and every one of these roles. Read More

7 Responses

  1. This is a great and innovative thing u got going here.keep up the good work.

  2. I want to congratulate cathy for the bold step towards the right direction.You are an inspiration not only to the youth but to the women aspirant.Go gal! Lets meet in parliament.

  3. Mathira Constituency, Nyeri County, I have worked worked with Cathy Irungu in PNU Office and Her AFRICAN FOOD SECURITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMME(AFSEP) she supports Kilele Foundation Kenya with food program in Ukambani thanks Cathy , We love you hope people of Mathira Community like you to be there LEADER. God bless you my dear sister.

    Alex Ndolo Kilele
    Kilele Foundation Kenya

  4. This is a great inspiration to other ladies accross the country and i believe the people of Mathira have the best candidate to represent them. Best wishes.

    Agnetta.

  5. I congratulate you Cathy for the bold step you’ve taken.Mathira is lucky to have a candidate like you.wishing you all the best and know that you have all what it takes.

  6. women rise up its your time. these men have ruled us for over 40 years and kenya is still crawliing

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