MPs faulted for failing to pass the two third gender bill
11 May 2016, 21:13
Nairobi - Members of the National assembly have been criticized for undermining the two- third gender bill.
‘Maendeleo ya Wanawake’ organization Mombasa County Chair Afiya Rama said that the legislatures are deliberately doing so since they do not want equal representation or more Women in leadership positions, which only shows how greedy the Member of the National assembly are.
Speaking in Mombasa while attending a women and leadership forum at Bombolulu in Kisauni Sub- county Afiya who is also a Wiper Democratic Politician in Mombasa has scoffed at Male legislatures for failing to understand the importance of the two-third gender bill.
She said that the bill if passed will promote equal representation and enable the less fortunate and persons with disabilities in the community to be heard as well.
“This bill is not meant for only women, it is one of the processes of implementation of the constitution and Politicians should fully understand it” She added.
Mrs. Rama said that the constitution provided for gender parity in all leadership positions and other government appointments and the Members of the National assembly should fully adhere to the constitution.
“We should oppose to such a good course but instead work on how to develop a better working relationships between Men and Women, why are our Male Mps denying us such opportunities?” posed Afiya.
Her sentiments were fully echoed by Haki Africa Executive director Hussein Khalid who said that Members of the National assembly have failed Kenyans.
Speaking at the Haki Africa offices in Mombasa on Wednesday Khalid said that Members of the National assembly should fully understand the importance of the two- third gender bill and pass it.
Khalid said that any challenge which will come as a result of implementation of the bill will be dealt with in future and not for the Male legislatures to practice poor political wrangles over the whole issue.
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