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Rehabilitation works on road eases transport for Flax residents

Residents of Flax area in Kaptagat ward, Uasin Gishu County are happy after Kapsundei-Flax road was paved, and resultantly eased transportation. The one and half -kilometre road was pathetic, and almost impassable during rainy reasons.  But currently, transportation of farm produce to markets by locals is less costly, after the rehabilitation of the road.

Action started after members of Kapsundei and Daystar Youth Groups wrote a letter to the area MCA Jonathan Ngetich, and the area (Ainabkoi) MP, Samuel Chepkongá in July 2017, in which they raised concern about the deplorable state of the road, which had made transportation of their farm produce expensive. During rainy seasons, the road would be rendered impassable and residents incurred extra cost of transporting farm produce to the main road, by hiring porters to ferry the commodities on motorcycles…Read More

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Woman beats 10 men in Member of County Assembly race

Nambale Township Ward residents in Busia County voted for a woman for the position of Member of County Assembly (MCA) during the 8th August 2017 General Elections. Mrs. Mwajuma Toloi, beat 10 male candidates for the position. This was against deep-rooted perceptions held among many voters that women are not supposed to hold leadership positions.

The change in leadership was contributed by extensive civic and voter knowledge provided to residents in the ward on the roles and functions of elected leaders, constitution provision on the 2/3rd gender principle in elective and appointive positions, separation of powers, sovereignty of the citizens and ways they can participate in governance processes. “In the August General Elections, the motivation to vote was as a result of civic education training in March 2017 by  Community Empowerment andRead More

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In Nyamira County, Nyamira women congregated from three Nyanza counties- Kisumu, Kisii and Migori- to reflect on the concluded 2017 August 8th Elections. During the review workshop that took place at the Guardian Hotel, the women shared their experiences and the lessons they learnt from their involvement in politics. Male champions were not left behind in this workshop.. They also shared with the women who attended and gave them hope and some tactics that would help the women moving forward.

Some of the challenges that the women faced during the election period include:

  • Nominations that were done in a partisan and tribal way. Party officials with a ready lineup of preferred candidates during the primaries. This led to a number of candidates losing in an unfair way because the officials tampered with the nomination process. This led to a number of women hoping to other parties and …Read More

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In Kilifi County, Malindi women congregated from three Coastal counties- Lmu, Kwale and Kilifi- to reflect on the concluded 2017 August 8th Elections. During the review workshop that took place at the PEARL Hotel, the women shared their experiences and the lessons they learnt from their involvement in politics. Male champions were not left behind in this workshop.. They also shared with the women who attended and gave them hope and some tactics that would help the women moving forward.

Some of the challenges that the women faced during the election period include:

  • Nominations that were done in a partisan and tribal way. Party officials with a ready lineup of preferred candidates during the primaries. This led to a number of candidates losing in an unfair way because the officials tampered with the nomination process. This led to a number of women hoping to other parties and …Read More

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