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Gender Commission lauds County

By August 18, 2021 No Comments

The National Gender and Equality Commission has recognised measures put down by the County Government of Elgeyo Marakwet in addressing inequalities in the County.

Commission chair Dr.Joyce Mwikali said the county government has addressed the issue of inequality in its staffing structure by picking up people from minority groups and observing the one third gender rule in its staff establishment.

Speaking at the County headquarters, Dr Mwikali said the composition of county staff in the county was encouraging.

She said: “I am happy to learn that the staff establishment in Elgeyo Marakwet is almost shared equally by both male and female genders. I am also aware that one of the County Executive Member (CEC) is from Sengwer community which is a minority group. This is so encouraging since it addresses inclusivity issue.”

She praised the county for considering youth, women and the PWDs through the recent Youth and Gender Bill that was recently passed by the County Assembly.

Gender, Youth & ICT CEC Kiprono Chepkok said the department would ensure all youth are engaged going forward in decision making in matters of interest in the county.

County Secretary Paul Chemuttut said the Elgeyo Marakwet County assembly has approved Mr Daniel Kimutai as the Chairperson Youth, Women & Persons With Disabilities Revolving Fund.

“This is moving to the right step toward empowering our youth and persons with disabilities,” he said.

Present during the meeting also including gender officers drawn from both the National and County Government.