However, most Women parliamentarians led by Nyandarua County MP Wanjiku Muhia and her Nyeri counterpart Priscilla Nyokabi rebuked their male counterparts for passing a law that was unconstitutional.
“There is no history we have made. This bill is unconstitutional… it is obvious that in the African context every property is registered on men’s name and so when we pass a bill say that we are proud to pass such a report it is a smack on the face,” said Muhia.
But Nairobi County Women Rep Rachael Shebesh took a totally different stand and gave MPs a pat on the back for passing a legislation that last existed in 1895 while Kenya was still under the yoke of colonialists.
“What we have done here is show is country what this House can do in terms of legislating,” she said.