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We are not attending the men's conference - Speaker defends this photo with Orengo, Murkomen

Men's conference fever reaches Senate

We are not attending the men's conference  - Speaker Ken Lusaka defends photo with Orengo, Murkomen

Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka on Friday joined the Men’s conference debate after he was posted a photo at a conference that was dominated by members of the male gender – including Senators James Orengo and Kipchumba Murkomen.

Lusaka made the tongue-in-cheek comment while attending the Senate Leadership Retreat held at the Windsor Gold Club in Nairobi.

One particular photo captured the Speaker with Murkomen (Senator Majority Leader) and Orengo (Minority Leader) and two other men.

While it may be mistaken that we are attending the #MenConference2019...For avoidance of doubt, let it be known that we are at the two-day @Senate_KE Leadership Retreat. Hear ye, Hear ye!” Lusaka tweeted.


Away from the humour, the photo was another illustrator of the domination of men in various leadership positions in Kenya.

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The Senate has only two women elected Senator, Prof Margaret Kamar from Uasin Gishu and Nakuru’s Susan Kihika.

Despite the nomination of several women, most of the House leadership positions are occupied by members of the male gender.


The men’s conference has dominated social media conversations in Kenya and in South Africa as members of the male gender encouraged each other to stay away from Valentine’s Day that was marked on Thursday.

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