Kenya has been acknowledged in the just concluded World Assembly for Women (WAW) conference in Japan for the progress made in the girl child education and also for the recognition of its women in politics.
The country’s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, who was one of the delegates in the conference attributed Kenya’s greatest pillar on girl-child education to the constitution, which recognizes the importance of education as a basic right for all its children
“Our experience in Kenya has been that increasing girl’s participation in schools over time yields some of the highest returns of all development investments, with private and social benefits accruing to individuals, families and society,” she said.
Other interventions by the Government include Free Primary Education and Free Day Secondary Education introduced in 2003 and 2008 respectively and whose overall objective is to increase access, equity, quality and relevance in basic education.
WOMEN IN POLITICS
The first lady also stated that the government was keen on implementing the constitution in order to meet the two thirds gender rule and maintained that women in the country continue to assume top leadership and managerial positions previously dominated by men.
The WAW conference, now in its second edition, is a brain-child of the Japanese Premier.
Margaret Kenyatta also launched the third edition of the ‘Beyond Zero’ first lady’s marathon, which is scheduled for March 6th 2016.