President William Ruto commits to realizing the elusive two-thirds gender rule before the conclusion of his term in office.

Speaking on Thursday during the launch of the Women Governors Caucus G7 Strategy in Nairobi, the Head of State assured that his administration is dedicated to achieving gender inclusivity as enshrined in the constitution.

He recognized the necessity of fulfilling the two-thirds gender rule, which has been a subject of contention for over a decade.

 “When I did a memorandum to Parliament, I did not do it for political correctness, it is because I had made a commitment to the women in Kenya Kwanza that we would  finally do something about this two-third gender rule and it has been a back and forth for now over 10 years,” he said.

“I want to commit to the women of Kenya this time round this time round we will make sure that the two-thirds gender rule is attained.”

The Head of State added that the commitment to implement the plan is contained in the National Dialogue Committee’s (NADCO) proposal to parliament, which led to the establishment of the Multi-Sectoral Working Group that is being spearheaded by gender Cabinet Secretary Aisha Jumwa.

Ruto disclosed that he is committed to ensuring that, out of the 290 constituencies, at least one-third are women.

He noted that he would discuss with his deputy Rigathi Gachagua on the modalities that would allow inclusion of more women in leadership positions.

“We must, as a party, lead from the front and we must make it in the rules that when Riggy G. (Gachagua) and myself settle on how things will run in the future, we must also agree that going forward if a man is a candidate for president in our party, the woman must be the running mate , and if a woman is a candidate then man can be a running mate,” he added.