State urged to en­trench af­fir­ma­tive ac­tion in law

The Star (Kenya) - - News -

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Kenya

© PressReader. All rights reserved.