Kenya elections bring new wave of female leaders to the fore

More women won parliamentary seats in Kenya’s elections this month than ever before.

The National Gender and Equality Commission said Kenyans elected 30 female MPs, up from 23 in 2017, seven female governors, up from three in 2017, and three female senators, the same number as in 2017.

Reports showed that three out of four vice-presidential candidates were female, and double the number of women battled it out for gubernatorial seats compared with previous elections.

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/aug/24/kenya-elections-bring-new-wave-of-female-leaders-to-the-fore

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