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MPs: Kenya Must Pass Women's Representation Bill or Risk Constitutional Crisis

Kenyan politicians must pass a bill that would ensure women one-third of seats in parliament — or risk plunging the country into a constitutional crisis, MPs supporting the bill warned Tuesday. Despite Kenya's 2010 constitution stating that no more than two-thirds of any elected or appointed body can be of the same gender, women hold 22 percent of seats in the country's lower house of parliament, and 31 percent in the upper house. Court rulings since 2012 have directed...

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