Young women demand place in politics
16 October 2012, 09:45
Nairobi - Capital News reports that a group of about 400 young women drawn from various political parties on Monday held a demonstration in Nairobi to petition the Registrar of Political Parties and Justice Minister to ensure that at least 50 percent of all elective and appointive positions are allocated to them.
The women converged at Charter Hall then walked through Uhuru Highway onto Anniversary Towers where they met the Registrar of Political Parties Lucy Ndung’u and presented their petition.
The demonstrators who were clad in purple scarves, led by Youth Agenda Chief Executive Officer Susan Kariuki, said that women below the age of 35 have been marginalised in leadership positions where their older counterparts are always favoured by those in power.
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