These are the women breaking new ground in Kenya’s politics and business and the many women who are inspiring other women.
They are the women who are changing the lives of women in this land of hope, who are changing how Kenya works for women, and who have the power to change how Kenya works for everyone.
They are the women who are blazing a path to a better future for women in Kenya and around the world, for the most part not on their own, but with the encouragement, support and commitment of their families, friends, partners and communities.
If you’ve followed politics in this part of Africa, you’ve probably come across many women like this.
“I am who I am because I am part of a village. This village is my home, this neighbourhood we call home” a woman of Mpanga village in Turkana County.
“I am a mother and I want to send my children to school,” said a woman of Marakole Village in Turkana County.
“I am single.”
“I am independent. I am a housewife,” said a woman of Kaloleni in Turkana County.
“I am proud of my culture and identity and I am part of this culture.”
“I am a woman,” said a woman of Masaya Village in Turkana County. “Who am I? I don’t know yet.”
These are the women in Kenya who make the decision to not live a life that is easy or convenient. They make the decision to do what they need to do to reach their dreams and to get ahead in life.
These are the women who make the decision to be there for their children when they feel that they need them. They make the decision to be there for their parents, the elderly and sick.
These are the women who put their neighbours first. They fight for what is right, for what is in the community’s best interests over what is in their own.
These are the women who make the decision, as women in Kenya, to leave their homes every day, to stay at home on Sundays and the day you think you