|Written By:Diana Okemwa/Claire Wanja, Posted: Tue, Mar 06, 2012|
Majority of Kenyans support government efforts to empower women in the country.
According to a recent research conducted by infotrak Haris, 63 percent say the government is committed to promoting gender equality and empowering women.
Slightly more males 25 per cent that females feel the government is not committed in promoting gender equality and empowering women.
42 percent cited equal employment opportunities and fighting for women’s rights and equality in the communities as indication of government’s commitment to promoting gender equality and empowerment.
However, 31 percent claimed that gender discrimination still exists in public offices.
Asked on which woman inspires them most on the political arena and why, Gichugu member of parliament Martha Karua garnered 61 percent, followed by Water and Irrigation Minister Charity Ngilu at 11 percent.
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