WITH LIPGLOSS AND NAIL VARNISH……..KENYA NEEDS ITS WOMEN.

Yesterday  9pm prime time news,I was greatly embarrassed by my fellow women  who were caught on camera ,rolling on the ground and screaming like crazy. I never saw any men in that protest! The reason for the protests was because some two male politicians were being summoned by the Narc Kenya disciplinary committee for un-party like behaviour. Read story here NowContinue reading “WITH LIPGLOSS AND NAIL VARNISH……..KENYA NEEDS ITS WOMEN.”

HOW I REMEMBER WAMBUI OTIENO-MBUGUA

1987,I was just eight years old in class 3 and i was fascinated by Wambui Otieno. Her face was all over the newspapers,as she fought the Umira Kager clan who didnt want her burying her husband at their Ngong  home.The clan wanted him buried in Nyamila village,Nyalgunga in Siaya District. I pored over the blowContinue reading “HOW I REMEMBER WAMBUI OTIENO-MBUGUA”

GENDER ISSUES,ELECTIVE POSTS AND THE NEED FOR THE CONSTITUTION TO STAY AS IT IS

I am watching the unfolding debate on women representation with a lot of fore boding because i think the  Cabinet  resolution to amend the constitution clause  hat representation in any one office by any gender should not exceed 2/3 will pass through.And it is going to pass through because men are a majority in parliament. DespiteContinue reading “GENDER ISSUES,ELECTIVE POSTS AND THE NEED FOR THE CONSTITUTION TO STAY AS IT IS”

JANE EYRE ON WOMEN: 19th Century lesson for Kenyan women

“Women are supposed to be very calm generally:but women feel just as men feel;they need to exercise for their faculties,and a field for their efforts as much as their brothers do;they suffer from too rigid a constraint ,too absolute a stagnation,precisely as men would suffer;and it is narrow minded in their more privileged fellow-creatures toContinue reading “JANE EYRE ON WOMEN: 19th Century lesson for Kenyan women”

WOMEN AND SUCCESSION:Kenyans still battling with gender parity.

A local channel today aired a law discussion on w omen’s rights to succession with lawyer Judy Thongori.Listening to most of the callers who were male,most of them had a problem with women (who i would assume are their siblings) getting part of their father’s estates.It was shocking to me that in 21st century KenyaContinue reading “WOMEN AND SUCCESSION:Kenyans still battling with gender parity.”

KENYAN WOMEN’S MOVEMENT DIDN’T DIE,THEY HAVE JOINED THE MEN.

Rasna Warah had a very interesting piece on what she thinks has been the apparent death of the w omen’s movement in Kenya in yesterdays Daily Nation.After reading her article i have decided to do a rejoinder on what i think has ailed the movement on Kenya. Sometime last week Citizen TV had some twoContinue reading “KENYAN WOMEN’S MOVEMENT DIDN’T DIE,THEY HAVE JOINED THE MEN.”

Redefining the Role of the Kenyan First Lady.

First ladies the world over are famous for many things and at the moment among the most recognizable faces is Michelle Obama the wife to the President of the United States.An Ivy League educated lawyer Michelle has carved a niche for herself in the public eye and among the things she is famous for areContinue reading “Redefining the Role of the Kenyan First Lady.”

WHY KENYAN EMPLOYERS SHOULD BE ASHAMED

Three months paid leave in addition to a month of paid annual leave that women in Kenya are now entitled to have made employers in the country uncomfortable about employing women.Compare that with Sweden that has an year of paid maternity leave for its women.While it Kenya maybe light years away from Sweden in termsContinue reading “WHY KENYAN EMPLOYERS SHOULD BE ASHAMED”

KENYAN WOMEN STAND UP AND BE COUNTED!

Martha Karua is one of my favorite MP’s,she is intelligent,witty,courageous and she is a woman to boot.I wish some of her qualities would rub off me because listening to her state her case in Parliament or in front of the cameras and you know here is a woman who knows what she wants and isContinue reading “KENYAN WOMEN STAND UP AND BE COUNTED!”