Women Leaders Performed Better than Men: Kamar

Uasin Gishu Senator Margaret Kamar joined other women leaders in protesting the decision of the Senate to stop the inclusion of more nominated women leaders to parliament.

Kamar argued that women leaders had performed better than men.

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The Senate Legal Affairs and Justice Committee argued in its annual report that the women nominated to parliament in Kenya were not leaving a visible impact.

Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei is the chair of the Committee that concluded that there was no felt impact of nominated women leaders in parliament.

The report was published in response to the Constitution of Kenya Amendment Bill, 2019, which sought to get the two-thirds gender principle to be implemented through the creation of ‘special seats.’

The Bill was sponsored by nominated senator Farhiya Ali and Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jnr.

The report paradoxically argued that women politicians had come of age and could now compete with male politicians favorably.

Women leaders were expressing their opposition to the report.

Other leaders who protested together with Margaret Kamar were Priscilla Nyokabi, a commissioner with the National Gender Equality Commission who argued that nominated women leaders were playing their rightful role, and that the most active members of the Senate were women.

Senator Kamar complained that the report was not honest about the performance of women.

The leaders also talked about escalating cases of violence against women and children.

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