Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA), Mzalendo Trust, and the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) with funding from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs conducted a Political Economy Analysis (PEA) of women, youth, and the public participation in Kenya. Drawing from the findings of the PEA, this policy brief focuses on the drivers and challenges of women and youth’s political participation and makes policy recommendations.
The PEA was rooted in the need to understand the political economy and the reality of youth and women. This included an assessment of key power holders, their interests, and how these interests either enhance or hinder youth and women’s political aspirations and participation in Kenya. The perspectives of the youth and women were sought to examine
these power relations as well as their spheres and possibilities of influence in the political arena.