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Kenyatta Confirms Martha Koome As Kenya’s First Female Chief Justice

Kenyatta Confirms Martha Koome As Kenya’s First Female Chief Justice

President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed Justice Martha Koome as the country’s new Chief Justice. This was confirmed in a gazette notice issued on Wednesday, and comes just hours after the National Assembly had approved her nomination to the top job. Gazette With the confirmation, Justice Koome makes history by becoming Kenya’s first female CJ. She […]

Covid-19 Restrictions Leave Small-Scale Traders in Misery

Covid-19 Restrictions Leave Small-Scale Traders in Misery

Of the eight years Ms Lorraine Mwangi Wanjiku from Mombasa County has been in business, 2020 was the worst. This is the year she almost closed shop due to the hard-hitting coronavirus pandemic. The businesswoman who deals in new clothes says she is currently trying to survive, as the income from her shop is too […]

Govt Raises Concerns Over Rising Gender-Based Violence

Govt Raises Concerns Over Rising Gender-Based Violence

The government has raised concerns over increasing cases of gender-based violence in the Country. According to the Ministry of Public Service and Gender, GBV cases are on an upward trajectory with the incidents coinciding with the Covid-19 period. The Cabinet Secretary in the ministry, Margaret Kobia, said at the end of 2020 some 5,009 gender-based […]

Samburu Women Defy Odds, Make Strides In Politics and Administration

Samburu Women Defy Odds, Make Strides In Politics and Administration

For years, Samburu women were nowhere among leaders and administrators due to the patriarchal underpinnings of their culture, where women were not even allowed to make decisions. Barriers such as exploitation of girls and female genital mutilation (FGM) slowed their participation in labour, governance and education. Things are, however, changing with the dispensation of the […]

Kenyan Government Rejects UN Refugee Repatriation Plan

Kenyan Government Rejects UN Refugee Repatriation Plan

Kenya has rejected a United Nations agency roadmap for the closure of refugee camps that stretches to December 31 next year. The Kenyan government on March 23 decided to close Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps, which collectively host over 500,000 people, a majority of whom are from Somalia, and gave the United Nations High Commissioner […]

Women-Led Kenyan Design House Wins Fashionomics Africa Sustainable Design Competition For Turning Fruit Waste Into Eco-Friendly Footwear

Women-Led Kenyan Design House Wins Fashionomics Africa Sustainable Design Competition For Turning Fruit Waste Into Eco-Friendly Footwear

The African Development Bank’s Fashionomics Africa initiative has named a women-led Kenya shoe design house as the winner of its competition to support producers of sustainable fashion. Pine Kazi, which converts pineapple leaf and recycled rubber into fashionable footwear, won the $2,000 Fashionomics Africa competition cash prize. In addition, the business will have the opportunity […]

Thirty Years On, Women-Only Village Inspires Land Equality In Rural Kenya

Thirty Years On, Women-Only Village Inspires Land Equality In Rural Kenya

When Jane Nolmongen’s husband banished her from their family home in northern Kenya after discovering she had been raped by a British soldier, she went somewhere she knew she would be safe: a village entirely run by women, where men are not allowed. For the past 30 years, Nolmongen has lived in Umoja village in […]

Kenya Court Ruling Gives Boost to Fight Against FGM

Kenya Court Ruling Gives Boost to Fight Against FGM

Kenya court upholds a ban on female genital mutilation (FGM) giving a boost to end FGM while one in five Kenyan women (15 to 49 years old) experience serious health problems Kenya’s High Court ruling upholding a ban on female genital mutilation (FGM) will give a much-needed boost to the fight to end the widely […]

Covid-19 – 50% of Women in Mining Experienced GBV

Covid-19 – 50% of Women in Mining Experienced GBV

A survey on the impact of Covid-19 on women in the artisanal mining (small-scale) sector in Kenya covering six counties, shows half of women experienced gender-based violence (GBV). The unfortunate thing is, however, that 95 per cent of women who participated in the survey observed that GBV victims do not get justice. The Kenya Land […]

Women From Pastoral Counties Demand Inclusion in Land Issues

Women From Pastoral Counties Demand Inclusion in Land Issues

The main obstacle to women’s access to control and use of land in pastoralist communities is a culture that only allows men, who head the households, to control and manage the resources. Pastoral counties have thus, been asked to actively involve women on land issues. Samburu Women Trust Executive Director Ms Jane Meriwas said county […]