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CS Kariuki insists on teamwork for service delivery in the Ministry
Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Cabinet Secretary Mrs. Sicily Kariuki insists on teamwork for service delivery in the Ministry
CS Kariuki signs a Ksh 1.2 billion contract to end Gender Based Violence Nairobi April 21, 2017
Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Cabinet Secretary, Mrs. Sicily Kariuki on Friday signed a four year GOK/UN Joint Programme contract worth Ksh 1.2 billion with UN resident coordinator, Siddharth Chatterjee, on Prevention and Response to gender based violence
CS Sicily Kariuki hosts IOM Kenya Country Office Chief of Mission
Public Service, youth and Gender Affairs Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki today in her Harambee House office held bilateral talks with UN- International Organization on Immigration (IOM), Kenya Country Office Chief of Mission Michael PILLINGER who paid her a courtesy call.
CS Kariuki urges Parliament to pass the Two-Thirds Gender-Rule
Cabinet Secretary for Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Mrs. Sicily Kariuki has appealed to legislators to pass the two-thirds gender rule when Parliament resumes business on Tuesday 9th May, 2017 after recess.
Relief food distribution Ndaragwa
Public Service youth and gender Affairs Sicily Kariuki accompanied by area MP Waweru Nderitu distributes relief food from The National Government to residents of Ndaragwa Constituency at Ndaragwa town today
3rd batch send off ceremony of 33 Kenyan youth selected to participate in the ABE Masters scholarships in Japan
Principal Secretary Public Service and Youth Affairs Mrs Lilian Omollo during the 3rd batch send off ceremony of 33 Kenyan youth selected to participate in the ABE Masters scholarships in Japan. The initiative was organized by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Since inception of the program a total of 133 youth from Kenya have benefited from ABE scholarships.
Garissa Huduma Centre and Wajir Huduma Centre officially opened by His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta.
Garissa Huduma Centre and Wajir Huduma Centre officially opened by His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta. He was accompanied by Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Mrs. Sicily Kariuki and other local area leaders.
Gatundu South Constituency NYS-Youth Empowerment programme
Gatundu South Constituency NYS-Youth Empowerment programme has been re-commissioned by Cabinet Secretary Mrs. Sicily Kariuki accompanied by area Member of Parliament Moses Kuria, NYS Director General Dr. Richard Ndubai and area Deputy County Commissioner among others
Huruma house disaster victims
Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki today presented donations which included assorted household items and cash to the Huruma house disaster victims from the National Government Affirmative Action Fund. Also present was Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko and Nairobi Women Representative Rachel Shebesh.
Youth Empowerment program at obunga slum, Kisumu Central Constituency
Principal Secretary Public Service and Youth Affairs Lillian Omollo acompanied by Kisumu central MP Ken Obura addresses community youths who are enlisted to take part in the re-launched Youth Empowerment program at obunga slum, Kisumu Central Constituency, Kusumu County where the PS was chief Guest.
Bilateral meeting
Cabinet Secretary Mrs. Sicily Kariuki held bilateral meeting with Hon. Ummy Mwalimu, Minister of Gender, Health and Community Development in Tanzania and Hon. William Muruli Mukasa, Minister Gender, Labour and Social Development in Uganda. In attendance was Hon. Peter Serukamba, Chair of the Parliamentary Committee in charge of Gender issues in Uganda and Deputy Permanent Representative of Kenya Mission in Newyork Ms. Koki Muli. The countries agreed on the need to have a regional initiative to drive the action towards eliminating gender and sexual violence.
2016 Inter-Ministerial Public Symposium at KICC
Principal Secretary Mrs. Lilian Omollo gives a presentation to highlight Ministry's key achievements in the last three years during the ongoing 2016 Inter-Ministerial Public Symposium at KICC.

CS Kariuki urges Parliament to pass the Two-Thirds Gender-Rule

CS Kariuki urges Parliament to pass the Two-Thirds Gender-Rule
Nairobi May 8, 2017
Cabinet Secretary for Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Mrs. Sicily Kariuki has appealed to legislators to pass the two-thirds gender rule when Parliament resumes business on Tuesday 9th May, 2017 after recess.
CS Kariuki expressed her disappointment that the Constitutional two-thirds gender rule had not been achieved saying it is the cause of underrepresentation of women in decision-making processes and called for a comprehensive approach to pass the bill.
The CS made the remarks when she presided over the launch of the National Strategy for Greater Participation of Women in Political Leadership at a Nairobi Hotel, on Monday.
Lobbying for support of the passage of the bill, CS Kariuki said both houses have not adhered to the two-third gender principle and attempts to pass the Gender Bill to address the gender gap have failed twice on the floor of both houses.
Rooting for more women participation in politics, Mrs. Kariuki lauded the recent directive by the Judiciary for Parliament to pass the gender rule Bill as a great milestone.
“Women are glad that the Speaker of the National Assembly has come up with a working formula to ensure the Bill is passed by the Eleventh Parliament. The recent pronouncement by H.E the President that Mps had a responsibility to work together and ensure that the bill is passed so that women can take their rightful place in society as equal partners is evidence of the current administration’s commitment to women empowerment,” CS Kariuki said.
She reminded attendees of remarkable progress that has been made with regard to the inclusion of women in key decision making positions.
“Ever since the election of the first woman parliamentarian Hon Grace Onyango in 1969, the concerted efforts of many stakeholders have continued to bear fruits and todays women are luckier, the constitution of Kenya 2010, with a strong Bill of Rights on diversity, inclusion and affirmative provisions has opened greater avenues for women participation,” said the CS.
CS Kariuki added that the quest for women’s greater representation requires a holistic and integrated approach across all sectors.
Later, at a Press briefing, CS Kariuki revealed that her Ministry in collaboration with the European Union has released a strategy which aims to strengthen the participation of women in politics.
CS Kariuki noted the strategy is application of soft diplomacy to ensure that political parties review their policies and framework to ensure that women can meaningfully participate in party activities both as leaders in party structures and as members.
On his part, Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery assured participants that the Government will play its role to ensure the campaign and election environment is peaceful and that women campaign on equal platform.
He added that the ministry will use all machinery at its disposal to provide security for all Kenyans and women political candidates in particular to ensure that peace prevails and are free from harassment and intimidation.
Meanwhile, EU Ambassador, Stefano Dejak said the European Union is working with stakeholders to complement efforts to help improve women representation in decision making.
“Women have a right to equal participation. Evidence shows that when women are given equal opportunities and access to resources and to decision-making, communities are more prosperous and peaceful. EU wants to assist partners in effectively using this significant transformative potential,” he added.
The forum was attended by eminent women leaders, Prof. Julia Ojiambo and Senator Zipporah Kitony representatives from women organizations, civil society groups, private sector and government institutions.
Others were Members of European Parliament currently visiting the country led by Mr. Peterie Alojz who is also former Prime Minister of Slovenia.

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