In Kenya, however, women continue to be discriminated against in many areas of society. From to , the number of women parliamentarians remained low — at 9. Some progress has since been made in the current Parliament, with women members of Parliament MPs now comprising Historically, women who seek leadership positions in Kenyan politics have often been undermined by attacks on their character, family and sexuality. Between and , no women were elected or nominated to Parliament.
Kenyan politics: where have all the women gone? - ISS Africa
IPOA investigations revealed that on 5th August , the Form Four student of Kanyama Secondary school in Karatina Town left her school for the August school holidays in Nairobi in the company of her fellow students in a hired Matatu mini-bus. The minor, who was found to be in procession of bhang Cannabis Sativa , was dragged to the Report Office which is located publicly upon which her skirt was lifted up and her panties pulled down leaving her entire pubic area exposed and visible to the public. The minor was later detained in the cells at Kiangwaci Police Patrol Base before she was later transferred to Sagana Police Station and arraigned at Baricho Law Courts the following day where she pleaded guilty to possession of narcotic drugs. Mwangi died and if the Police Officers involved in the shooting were justified in the use of the firearms. Investigations and witness accounts revealed that at around hrs on the fateful day, at Ngaburi Shopping Center, the deceased engaged his wife in a domestic squabble over a financial loan repayment plan. PC Oyugi later claimed that the deceased attacked him with a panga machete prompting the shooting. Post mortem examination revealed that the deceased died of traumatic shock caused by gunshot wounds to the chest, arm and right leg.