Kisumu tops in awareness on two-thirds Gender Bill - TIFA

TIFA managing director Gerry Kweya presents the organisation's latest survey results in Nairobi, November 28, 2018. /PATRICK VIDIJA
TIFA managing director Gerry Kweya presents the organisation's latest survey results in Nairobi, November 28, 2018. /PATRICK VIDIJA

A TIFA opinion poll has rated Kisumu residents as the most informed on matters related to the

Gender Bill.

The county was rated at 84 per cent followed by Kiambu at 50 per cent; Nairobi and Mombasa county tied at 46 per cent.

On the extent of support for the Bill, Kisumu leads at 84 per cent, Mombasa 81 per cent, Kiambu 80 per cent while Nairobi has 79 per cent.

The survey was conducted between October 17, 2018, to November 5, 2018.

The study further revealed that 59 per cent of men are aware of the two-thirds gender rule while only 48 per cent of female gender are aware of it.

However, more women, about 87 per cent, are in support of the Bill compared to the males at 76 per cent.

MPs will today endorse or reject the Bill that seeks to increase the number of women representation in Parliament – Senate and National Assembly.

The legislation requires the support of 233 MPs (two thirds of members) to pass. If it sails through the floor of the House and is signed by the President, it will be effective after the 2022 General Election.

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