List Of The Women Representatives in Kenya (2022 to 2027)

women empowerment, gender equality, political representation

Jun 19, 2023 - 12:15
Jun 19, 2023 - 12:16
List Of The Women Representatives  in Kenya (2022 to 2027)
List Of The Women Representatives in Kenya (2022 to 2027)

Over the years, Kenya has made significant strides in improving gender representation within its political sphere. Introducing Women Representatives (Reps) has revolutionized the Kenyan political landscape by ensuring women's voices are amplified in the national parliament. This role has significantly contributed to the empowerment of women and the championing of policies that favor gender equality.

The Concept of Women Representatives in Kenya

In line with Article 97 of the Kenyan Constitution, 47 Women Representatives are elected during each general election, with one representative from each county. The primary role of these reps is to represent the interests of women and girls in their respective counties, thus facilitating equal representation in the national assembly.

Women Reps in Kenya participate in crucial roles such as discussing government policies, making laws, and overseeing government operations. By doing so, they ensure the Constitution is respected and that women's voices resonate throughout the country.

List of 47 Elected Women Representatives in Kenya

Each of the 47 counties in Kenya elects a Women Representative to serve in the national assembly. The Women Reps are drawn from various political parties and are key in voicing the concerns and needs of their constituents.

Code County Women Rep Party
001 Mombasa Zamzam Mohamed Chimba ODM
002 Kwale Fatuma Hamisi Masito ODM
003 Kilifi Gertrude Mbeyu Mwanyanje ODM
004 Tana River Amina Dika Abdullahi KANU
005 Lamu Monicah Muthoni Marubu IND
006 Taita Taveta Lydia Haika Mnene  Mizighi UDA
007 Garissa Amina Udgoon Siyad Jubilee
008 Wajir Fatuma Abdi Jehow ODM
009 Mandera Umul Ker Kassim Sheikh UDM
010 Marsabit Naomi Jillo Waqo UDA
011 Isiolo Mumina Gollo Bonaya Jubilee
012 Meru Elizabeth Karambu Kailemia UDA
013 Tharaka Nithi Susan Ngugi Nduyo TSP
014 Embu Pamela Njoki Njeru UDA
015 Kitui Irene Muthoni Kasalu Wiper
016 Machakos Joyce Kamene Wiper
017 Makueni Rose Museo Mumo Wiper
018 Nyandarua Faith Wairimu Gitau UDA
019 Nyeri Rahab Mukami Wachira UDA
020 Kirinyaga Jane Njeri Maina UDA
021 Murang’a Betty Njeri Maina UDA
022 Kiambu Anne Wanjiku Mugo Muratha UDA
023 Turkana Cecilia Asinyen Ngitit UDA
024 West Pokot Rael Chepkemoi Kasiwai KUP
025 Samburu Pauline Lenguris UDA
026 Trans Nzoia Lillian Chebet Siyoi UDA
027 Uasin Gishu Gladys Jepkosgei Boss Shollei UDA
028 Elgeyo-Marakwet Jeptoo Ng’elechei Caroline Independent
029 Nandi Cynthia Jepkosgei Muge UDA
030 Baringo Flowrence Jematiah Sergon UDA
031 Laikipia Jane Wangechi Kagiri UDA
032 Nakuru Liza Chepkorir Chelule UDA
033 Narok Rebecca Noonaishi Tonkei UDA
034 Kajiado Leah Sopiato Sankaire UDA
035 Kericho Beatrice Chepng’eno Kemei UDA
036 Bomet Linet Chepkorir UDA
037 Kakamega Elsie Busihile Muhanda ODM
038 Vihiga Beatrice Kahai Adagala ANC
039 Bungoma Catherine Nanjala Wambilianga FORD


040 Busia Catherine Nakhabi Omanyo ODM
041 Siaya Christine Ombaka Oduor ODM
042 Kisumu Ruth Adhiambo Odinga ODM
043 Homabay Bensuda Joyce Atieno ODM
044 Migori Fatuma Zinabu Mohammed Independent
045 Kisii Donya Dorice Aburi Wiper
046 Nyamira Momanyi Jerusha Mongina Jubilee
047 Nairobi City Esther Muthoni Passaris ODM

Remuneration for Women Representatives

Like other members of the National Assembly, Women Representatives in Kenya receive a monthly salary alongside other benefits. This comprises a basic salary, house allowance, and market adjustment, totaling Ksh 710,000 per month, per the recent gazette notice by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission. This remuneration package is crucial in facilitating the Women Reps in effectively carrying out their duties.

Roles and Responsibilities of Women Representatives

Women Representatives serve a broad mandate that extends beyond ordinary legislative functions. As their title suggests, they represent women, recognized as a marginalized group under Article 100 of the Kenyan Constitution.

The responsibilities of Women Reps include:

  • Promoting the interests of women and girls.
  • Sponsoring bills and motions that bridge the gap of gender inequality.
  • Acting on public petitions related to women's rights and issues.

In addition, they play a significant role in mobilizing residents to identify projects that benefit women and girls. They use their position to lobby for the inclusion of these projects in the national budget and oversee their effective implementation.

It is important to note that while Women Representatives are crucial in advocating for projects that benefit women and girls, they should not be involved in executive functions such as managing funds. This avoids conflict of interest and upholds the principle of separation of powers enshrined in the Constitution.

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