Amazing facts and dates about Kenyan women

According to a study done by Kenya National Bureaus of Statistics there are several amazing facts and dates about Kenya women that all Kenyans should have a look at.

• In 1955 the first group of women were admitted to University of Nairobi

• In 1958 Jemimah T Gecaga was the First African woman to joins the Legislative Council/ nominated to Parliament

• 1961 Priscilla Ingasiani Abwao was the first African woman attends the Lancaster constitutional talks in London

• In 1963 Kenyan women were given their first right/opportunity to vote

• In 1964 Kenyan women were granted maternity leave

• Effie Owuor is the first woman to be elected as a state council in Kenya in 1967, she was also the first woman to become a magistrate and a Judge of Court of Appeal

• In 1975 Kalpana Rawal become the first female lawyer in Kenya

• Grace Akech Onyango is the first woman to be appointed mayor in Kenya. Her appointed was done in 1968

• In 1969 Grace Akech Onyango also became the first woman to be elected as Member of Parliament

• In 1971, the Late professor Wangari Mathai become the first East African woman to get a PHD

• Philemona Bachaberi Koech was the first woman appointed Provincial Commissioner in 1999

• In 1974 Prof Julia Ojiambo, was elected as the first Assistant Minister, an assistance Minister in Education

• In 1995 Koki Mutungi became the first Kenyan female to become a pilot

• In 2004 Koki Mutungi also became the first East African and Kenyan woman to qualify to become a captain of a commercial aircraft.

• In 2014 Koki still became the first African female Boeing 787 Captain in the world

• In 1997, Charity Kaluki Ngilu became the first female president candidate

• In 2017 general election three women became the first to be elected in the position of governor. They include Joyce Laboso for Bomet county, Anne Waiguru for Kirinyaga county and Charity Ngilu for Kitui county

• Still in 2017, Margaret Kamar for Uasin Gishu county , Susan Kihika for Nakuru county and Fatuma Dullo for Isiolo county won the seat of senators