How to Satisfy the One Third Gender Rule in Kenya

Nyamu, Daniel Maringa


Kenyan politics, public and private institutions, as well as  family life today is largely male dominated. Many incidents in daily life reinforce male chauvinism. The constitution of Kenya, 2010, calls for not more than 2/3 gender representation in public institutions and in government appointments. This is an attempt to empower women to contest for public and political positions in parliament, Senate, MCA etc. This paper demonstrates the use of mathematical statistics to solve a social problem. Taking the case of Governor’s seat, the use of IEBC boundaries gives 47 regions in Kenya. These are divided into three equal groups A, B and C by the method of picking lots. In doing so, random numbers can also be consulted. To legalize, these groups are gazetted, early and in good time, so that all Kenyans know which counties will produce women leaders in the general elections held in which year.

Keywords: constitution, mid-term, continuity, gender, two thirds, random number, MP, MCA, nomination, IEBC,

DOI: 10.7176/RHSS/9-8-04

Publication date: April 30th 2019

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