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Evaluation of Women Participation in Leadership Positions in Kenya since 2010: A Case of the Abagusii Community Kisii and Nyamira Counties, Kenya

Written by C. Nyamwange
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C. Nyamwange

Kisii University

Corresponding Author: nyamwangebona@gmail.com

Locally and globally, women’s leadership and political participation are restricted. Women are underrepresented as voters, as well as in leading positions, whether in elective offices or in the civil service, in the private sector or even in academia. This article seeks to assess strides women have made in leadership since the promulgation of the constitution of 2010: A case of the Abagusii people of Kisiiand Nyamira counties, Kenya. The study adopted descriptive survey research designs, which supports the use of questionnaire and interview schedules to elicit information from a sample population 120 participants.Respondents were selected randomly and some purposively from the 16 sub counties of Kisii and Nyamira counties. Data collection was done by the use of questionnaires and interviews. Result were presented using frequency tables, harts and narrations. From the findings of the study, it is concluded that women are still marginally under-represented in leadership in the community far from the third gender rule as is in the constitution of Kenya. And cultural factors are blamed to be  the strongest hindrance The findings of this study are significant as they will  assist the community and relevant government departments in developing appropriate strategies, strengthen existing policies and regulations so that more women take part in leadership positions in Kisii and Nyamira  Counties

 

Keywords: Appointment, constitution, culture, election, equality, leadership, women

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