Calls for higher women representation in Parliament
19 September 2014, 14:14
Mombasa - Mombasa County woman representative, Mishi Mboko has said the low number of women in the National Assembly has incapacitated them to marshal their male counterparts in passing important bills touching on women.
Mboko said key bills have been marshaled out by male MPs, and that there is an urgent need to increase the representation of female MPs.
Speaking to the press in a women forum held in Mombasa, Mboko urged women to be more aggressive and vocal in addressing issues affecting the girl child in society.
“It's upon us women to come out and advocate for our rights. Embrace the slots we have been provided in the constitution,” said Mboko.
Mboko said she will lobby other women members of parliament to find a way of increasing their representation in the National Assembly.
The financial officer at the Kenya Women Parliamentary Association (KWPA), Eric Lelei echoed Mboko's sentiments.
He said they have revised and planned new infrastructure that will help them to review the new laws that govern the political parties Act and election Act to accommodate more women in the coming elections.
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