Women will strip if rep post is scrapped – deputy gov­er­nor

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

We will lead women to march naked in the streets if women’s rep­re­sen­ta­tion in the Na­tional Assem­bly is scrapped, Makueni Deputy Gov­er­nor Adelina Mwau has said.

She was re­act­ing to a re­port by the Au­di­tor Gen­eral that said Kenyans are over­rep­re­sented by ex­or­bi­tantly paid law­mak­ers and the num­ber of elected lead­ers should be slashed and their al­lowances re­duced.

“I am aware the 47 wo­man rep­re­sen­ta­tives will be most tar­geted. We will strip naked; we will mo­bilise women and march in the streets,” Mwau said.

She spoke on Wed­nes­day in Malili, Makueni county, dur­ing a work­shop for ed­u­cat­ing women on their role in so­ci­ety.

Mwau said the Con­sti­tu­tion pro­tects women against dis­crim­i­na­tion. She said women will pro­tect the po­si­tions cre­ated for them by law.

The Deputy Gov­er­nor said the cur­rent Par­lia­ment is un­con­sti­tu­tional since it does not have one third women’s rep­re­sen­ta­tion as en­vis­aged in the Con­sti­tu­tion. “We want more women in Par­lia­ment to make it con­sti­tu­tional,” she said.

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