In Summary
  • The struggle for women’s rights must be stepped up to realise what is also constitutional.

While the Constitution guarantees equal rights to all Kenyans, the reality is a stark contrast to that.

Women have traditionally been discriminated against in all spheres of life, playing a minimal role in almost all the decision making organs in our society.

But the most blatant bias is in elective leadership positions where women’s participation is miniscule.

And it does not end there. In the justice delivery system, women continue to get the short end of the stick.

Judges are concerned that women continue to lag behind in seeking justice for themselves and that there are no mechanisms to enable them to do so.

Indeed, Judiciary Chief Registrar Anne Amadi says that women often give up pursuit of justice for themselves to attend to their families’ immediate needs.

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