I just heard the news…Kenya is ranked up there for providing bla bla opportunities for women…thanks to the Constitutional a third quota requirement….
Before la femme movement comes after me na majora, let me confess that I don’t mind being under a woman, I advocate their rise up the corporate ladder, heck, I would vote for a female president!I am an admirer of Wangari Maathai (a must-mention),Angela Merkel, Mother Teresa, Sirleaf….etc.
Article 81(b) Chapter 7 of the Constitution of Kenya states that “no more than two thirds of public posts can be from one gender”.
This has been blown out of proportion by women who have hitherto been society underdogs,yapping around and about that this field has been levelled,the constitution now favours them,bla bla bla….
Flashback to my 844 days when girls used to sing, “What a man can do a woman can do!”–Those were good days,morale was high,competition stiff…..now,that would have built. Great women in the society!
Nobody moves up without pressure,the constitution didn’t have this clause when Wangari Maathai took to the world with her degrees!Otherwise,she would have rested at Undergraduate,knowing she would hold an uncontested Public Office! If we give the modern Kenya girl the drive-by opportunity,she will give books a wide berth…why would you work if you had a plate guaranteed?
And to the yapping women and female activists…the boy child is yours too!Okay,I am not interpreting the Constitution as people are, I am not a lawyer,but it’s clear on ‘gender’ and not ‘female/women’! But then,would I think the playground is tilted,and isn’t motivating in any way!
Lets fight for positions,Lets look at the papers,the experience,the qualifications…….
And not the features below the belly button!