State urged to entrench affirmative action in law
CYNTHIA ILAKO/ Kenyan MPs have been urged to pursue a law assigning 30 per cent of state corporation and private company board seats to women. A research conducted by the Kenya Institute of Management shows women occupy 20 per cent of board seats yet the current women population in the country is slightly above 50 per cent.
‘’Such a law would help give women key decision making roles and work to the full advantage of the institutions that embrace them,’’ said Virtual HR managing director Gladys Ogallo. Among the reasons cited as cause of the problem are long nomination processes and patriarchal traditions.