Kenyan women had little to celebrate about on March 8 when the world celebrated International Women’s Day.
The day was marked quietly as Kenyans came to terms with the results of the March 4 General Elections. The results also served to affirm fear by women that the political arena was yet to embrace their bid for leadership.
None of the hundreds of women who contested the six elective positions were elected to senior posts like President, Senator and Governor.
The few who sailed through were elected to the National Assembly as MPs and or women’s representatives, while the rest were elected country representatives.
The theme of IWD was most appropriate for Kenya, if the voters were to promote it, as the country faced the first polls within the new constitutional dispensation.
It was marked on March 8, right in the middle of the tallying of the presidential at Bomas of Kenya, which had most Kenyans glued to the radio and television screens anxiously waiting for the final outcome.Add a comment