female lawyers in the national assembly

The National Assembly of Kenya has seven female lawyers trained, learned, and experienced. They can come together, deliberate, and guide the nation on – what is best for women.

They include:

  1. Gladys Shollei – Served as Chief Registrar, Judiciary. She is the Uasin Gishu County MP.
  2. Janet Ongera – Kisii County MP.
  3. Susan Kihika – Nakuru Senator.
  4. Judith Pareno – Nominated Senator.
  5. Rose Nyamunga – Nominated Senator.
  6. Alice Wahome – Kandara Constituency MP.
  7. Millie Odhiambo – Mbita Constituency MP.

The Kenyan Republic is at a crossroads. Kenyans are guessing whether the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report will be adopted and make landmark changes in the country or not. Will the document be amended further?

Women are highly involved in this ‘circus’ of events irrespective of the side they stand – adopt or reject the document.

The women in leadership positions will be judged most harshly by generations for the gains or losses they make in empowering girls and women.

With a population of 51%, this gender cannot and must remain silent. A strong and convincing voice must speak to present issues about women without batting an eyelid.

The Uasin Gishu Women Representative, Gladys, set the tone of women having a distinct voice when she released a video about the BBI Report.

However, a view from all the women, despite their political affiliations would be the strongest alternative than a single voice. The seven can offer guidance on the legal hurdles even as other women leaders add their voices.

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If we have missed a name in this list of female lawyers in the national assembly, send their name to [email protected]

BY ANNE N. KANINA – MACHARIA