Elective,Nominative and Appointive Positions Unpacked

A handbook for women seeking leadership positions

Introduction

The Constitution of Kenya 2010 has provided very progressive and gender friendly governance institutions, values and processes for all Kenyans in general and for women in particular.
Specifically, the Constitution secures social, economic and political rights of women by guaranteeing that no single gender shall occupy more than two thirds of elective, nominative or appointive positions at any level thus creating many opportunities for women at all governance structure. Additionally, the Constitution has also created a facilitative and gender friendly legal framework that makes it possible for both men and women to access and participate in these institutions. Furthermore, recognizing the historical disadvantage of women and other vulnerable members of society including the disabled,minorities and the youth, the Constitution has entrenched the principle of affirmative action in addition made it mandatory that neither gender will occupy more than two-thirds of any public governance seats.

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