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Kenya: Women and political office

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Kenya, Elections, Politics, Women & Gender

The next election will be a good one for women candidates [1] in Kenya: “According to the poll 60 percent of those surveyed would vote for a woman candidate. Women’s performance in public office gets a 62 percent approval rating at parliamentary level, 29 percent at ministerial level and 24 percent in the civil service. Only 21 percent would not vote for a woman president.”