Realize the Two Thirds Gender Principle, MPs told
Members of the National assembly have been urged to ensure that parliament facilitate the realization of the two thirds gender principle if they are to adhere to the new constitution.
National Gender and Equality Commission (NGEC) Chairperson Winfred Lichuma says that women, youth, persons with disabilities and minority groups were under represented in both National and county governments during the March 4th general elections.
Speaking at a Nairobi hotel during the launch of the NGEC election observation report on Key findings of the just concluded elections, Lichuma stressed on the importance of putting up mechanisms to increase the participation of the affected parties in civic education and in polling.
NGEC will be working closely with elected leaders and newly established government to ensure that the realization of the rights of women, PWDs and the youth as is protected under article 54 and 55 of the constitution.