Kenya Politics and Women (on the eve of new national elections)

Zuleikha Hassan is one of the most outspoken members of Kenya’s Parliament. This episode covers several years of her political career, including being expelled from the floor of the Assembly for bringing her baby to work. Issues covered include breastfeeding, gender inclusive politics, violence against women and concludes with an excerpt from a speech about a crackdown on rogue boda boda drivers. Featured speakers of today’s program are Zuleikha Juma Hassan (Women’s Representative for Kwale County in Kenya’s National Assembly) and Uhuru Kenyatta (outgoing) President of Kenya.

Credits:  Produced by Diana Wanyonyi and Frieda Werden. Additional audio, Citizen TV.

Women’s International News Gathering Service (WINGS) has been covering the global women’s movement and related issues for community radio since 1986. Contact WINGS at [email protected].

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