National Gender and Equality Commission

NGEC and Makueni County Government to strengthen partnership

The Commission is in talks with the Makueni county government to provide technical support on a raft of programmatic areas including the development of a guiding tool for Sexual and Gender Based Violence and gender mainstreaming in public participation, development processes, budgeting and implementation that will eventually lead to the creation of a mainstreaming policy.

The development came after a delegation from the Makueni County government led by Deputy Governor Adelina Mwau met with the Commission Chairperson Dr. Joyce Mutinda at the Commission Headquarters in Nairobi. The Deputy Governor said the County government was exploring strategies of combating mushrooming brothels along the busy Nairobi-Mombasa highway especially in Emali town which she observed were luring children into prostitution.

During the meeting, the Deputy Governor observed that the two institutions have had a notable working partnership in various fields, on issues beneficial to Special Interest groups.

“Our partnership presents an opportunity for more concerted efforts towards inclusivity with the purpose of promoting gender equity and equality for all Special Interest Groups, “said Dr. Mutinda. The Chairperson added that County Governments need to provide adequate resources and enhance partnerships for an inclusive response to the increasing rate of Sexual Gender Based Violence.

Dr. Mutinda said the talks would be crystallized into a memorandum of understanding which would be provide a framework for advising and monitoring the county government in implementing various policies, laws and administrative guidelines. At the same time the County government invited the Commission to the launch of the first ever Makueni Gender Based Violence Recovery Centre scheduled


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