Uhuru urged to appoint at least 9 women in Cabinet

President Uhuru Kenyatta has been urged to appoint at least nine women to the Cabinet.

Activists have presented a petition to the Office of the President demanding Uhuru meet the two-thirds gender threshold.

The Chief Executive of the Centre for Rights, Education and Awareness, Wangeci Wachira, asked President Kenyatta to ensure that ideals of gender equality are met as per the 2010 Constitution.

She led a group of women to Harambee House where they presented the petition.

She said that the gender principle has not been adhered to in Parliament nor has it been given any consideration in the ongoing appointments to the Cabinet.