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Africa Today” Wednesday 17th January, 2018

In Africa Today, the standard media disclosed  “Kenya ranked low in women representation in parliament”. According to the news portal, Kenya has been ranked as one of the countries with the lowest number of women legislators in the region despite the Two Thirds gender rule. Elected women leaders have expressed concern over the slow implementation of the Two Thirds gender rule. The case on the Two Thirds gender rule is in High Court after its implementation faced several setbacks in Parliament. According to the latest statistics, Kenya stands at position six, with 22 per cent of women in the National Assembly and 31 per cent in Senate. Rwanda is leading the pack with 61 per cent followed by Tanzania (36), Burundi (36), Uganda (34) and South Sudan at 28.5 per cent.

In Ghana, Ghana news agency a local news portal also revealed that “Government will institute policy to deal with Fulani menace – President”. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said government would institute a comprehensive policy to deal decisively with the Fulani menace. He therefore, asked herdsmen across the country to respect the country’s laws and not to engage in any acts of violence that would

The Observers also announced“Uganda Law Society petitions court over ‘age limit’ law”. Uganda Law Society (ULS) has petitioned the Constitutional court challenging the recent constitutional amendment that extended the term of office for members of parliament and Local Council leaders.

ULS wants the Constitutional court to declare Article 8 and 10 of the Constitution Amendment Act 2018 unconstitutional. Futhermore the AllAfrica news portal “Uganda: Four MPs Quit Lango Parliamentary Group”. Four members of Parliament have quit the Lango Parliamentary Group (LPG), a loose coalition of members of Parliament from Lango sub region. The four are, Amolatar Woman MP, Ms Doreen Amule; Kioga County MP, Mr Anthony Okello; Ms Christine Acen, the Alebtong Woman MP and Mr Bonny Okello who represents Kole North county.

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Kenya ranked low in women representation in parliament

https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001265772/kenya-ranked-low-in-women-representation-in-parliament Uganda Law Society petitions court over ‘age limit’ law

observer.ug/news/…/56632-uganda-law-society-petitions-court-over-age-limit-law.ht…

Uganda: Four MPs Quit Lango Parliamentary Group

http://allafrica.com/stories/201801160135.html

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