These are the people who laid the foundation for the birth of the Kenyan nation in various ways. We celebrate these heroes every year on Mashujaa Day- the national holiday marked on October 20th. Dedan Kimathi was one of the most famous freedom fighters. He was wounded, imprisoned and hanged in by the British government for his involvement in the Mau Mau resistance.
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The post, which has been shared more than times, claims that the women were complaining that their husbands were spending too much time in the bar, leaving them unable to perform their conjugal duties. Another Facebook post archived here carried similar claims and was shared more than times. However, the images used in these Facebook posts do not have any connection with this issue. All of them were taken at protests, in both Kenya and South Africa, after women were attacked for wearing short skirts. The caption says the women were protesting in Kenya's capital Nairobi after a woman was beaten and stripped. The assault on the woman -- who was attacked for wearing a miniskirt -- led to the Mydressmychoice campaign which was reported by international media here , here and here.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development ICPD in Cairo, where governments adopted a landmark Programme of Action which set out to empower women and girls for their sake, and for the benefit of their families, communities and nations. We have made incredible gains since then, but too many people are still being left behind. And too many nations have not been able to fully reap the demographic dividend because young people and other groups still lack agency, education and access to critical health services.