Residents of Nakuru County on Tuesday joined the World in Marking International Women’s Day with calls on County Government to ensure women space in matters governance.
Speaking when she graced the occasion held at Kabazi’s Assistant County Commissioner’s office grounds in Subukia, National Gender and Equality Commission (NGEC) Commissioner Ms. Priscilla Nyokabi lauded the County government of Nakuru for coming up with Gender mainstreaming policy.
She added that she will lobby through NGEC to ensure support for the Nakuru Gender mainstreaming policy in Nakuru.
While noting the critical role played by women in society, the former Nyeri Woman Rep called on the county Government of Nakuru to ensure the space of women in matters governance.
“Women play key role in our society and even as Nakuru County we have to ensure their space in matters governance” said Nyokabi.
On matters BBI, Nyokabi who is also part of the expert team in sensitization the public called for inclusivity and ensure that gender issues are taken into considerations.
She appealed to women in Nakuru County and Kenya as a whole to ensure that their voice is heard in the document.
“BBI is for all of us and that is why we are saying gender issues should also be considered in the document” she said.
On his part Nakuru Deputy Governor Dr.Erick Korir reiterating the critical role that women play in the society.
He said the county government of Nakuru will work closely with other partners in ensuring that women are empowered through improving their social economic welfare.
According to the DG, the County Government of Nakuru is finalizing the Gender Policy which will mainstream gender activities in the County.
A Gender Rescue Centre is also being constructed where survivors of gender violence can seek help.
“As a county we are committed to uplifting their welfare by coming up with strategic and bold policies” said Dr.Korir.
The International Women’s Day is marked to not only recognize achievements by women in various fields but also addresses challenges that stand in their way.
The ceremony was also attended by area MP Samuel Gachobe as well as Kabazi MCA Dr.Peter Mbae among others.