Invitation to the Gender Forum – “Myths and Facts on the Proposed Constitution”

Heinrich Böll Foundation will be convening its next Gender Forum which will be held on Thursday, 27th May 2010 at Nairobi Safari Club, Lillian Towers, from 4 pm – 6 pm titled “Myths and Facts on the Proposed Constitution”.

Despite the fact that the official civic education programme has only just began, various perceptions and sometimes distortions on the provisions of the proposed constitution have long made their way into the public gallery, perpetrated by our political leaders, members of the clergy, but more so by our individual interests and fears on what the implications of draft may or may not be once passed. So far, we have heard about the scrapping of the CDF, the introduction of Sharia law, restrictions on the right to preach or the ability to convert from one religion to another, the termination of existing titles, the killing of older members of society, etc.

Unfortunately, these misleading “versions” of interpretation bear the risk of forming the opinion, and hence the basis of the referendum vote. The discussions will deliberate on the truth and facts of select provisions of the proposed constitution, highlighting the various distorted positions and making objective clarifications. Harun Ndubi and Peter Kariuki have been invited to facilitate the dialogue and it is expected that the day’s forum will be enriching for all members and participants alike.



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