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Kenyan women march towards political equality - Features - Al Jazeera English


Women make up less than half of Kenya's electorate [AFP]

Nairobi, Kenya - When the dust settles on this country's watershed election, one fact will remain clear: there will be more women in Kenya's parliament than there has ever been in this country's history.

At least 47 women will take their places as the nation's lawmakers, thanks to a rule within the country's new constitution, which creates the position of "Women's Representative" - one for each of Kenya's 47 counties. 


“In terms of numbers, this election may be disappointing but it a step forward. The constitution has only been there for two years,” Wangari Kinoti, women's rights co-ordinator at ActionAid International Team Kenya, told Al Jazeera.........

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