Kenyan parliament fails to adopt constitutional amendment on gender representation

6 May 2016
Kenyan parliament (photo credit: Standard Digital)
Kenyan parliament (photo credit: Standard Digital)
<p><span>Political intrigue, chauvinism and apathy contributed to the shooting down a bill that would have given women more seats in the House.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Members of Parliament opposed to the Gender Bill ganged up to boycott the vote, despite months of lobbying for the proposal meant to comply with Article 27 of the Constitution.</span></p><div class="col-lg-8 zero-3"><div class="main-article"><p>Female MPs were left smarting from the defeat conjured up by their male colleagues who said the bill was an affront to democracy, as it would give women ‘free seats’.</p>
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