Women Wednesday

Women Wednesday

 

The BBI Judgment that declared the president did not have authority to initiate changes to the constitution, and that in trying to amend the constitution, had failed to respect, uphold and safeguard the constitution will go down in history as "a landmark judicial verdict" Amongst the six civic-minded Kenyans who brought the petition in public interest, were three powerful

women; Our founder Ikal Ang'elei, who previously had led the filing of a case in court challenging the government's move to buy electricity from Ethiopia, a move which deprived community members living within the Lake Basin off their constitutional rights to life and dignity, Jerotich Seii who led a class action suit that sought to break up the electricity distributor (KPLC) on the grounds of abuse of dominance and monopolistic practices and Wanjiru Gikonyo the national coordinator of Tisa Kenya who also previously filed a petition that sought to quash the creation of the Nairobi Metropolitan Transport Authority (Namata) by President Uhuru Kenyatta. These women continue to take on Goliath, selfless and unafraid, standing up and standing in the gap for their people. Today, they are our #WCW, we celebrate you, ladies! 🙌🏿👏🏿✊🏿😃