From enduring labour pains, taking care of children and the entire family to crafting a career for themselves, the role of women in society can’t be underestimated yet only 50 per cent of working age women are represented in the labour force globally while men account for 76 per cent of the same. Women rights activists have for years called for gender equality in all spheres of life but the gap is still wide. In Kenya, women’s political representation falls below the constitutional requirement but why is this so?
As the World marks the International Women’s day, our reporter Dennis Mbae spoke with Winfred Lichuma, the chairperson of the National Gender and Equality Commission.