Men and women are affected differently by political violence In the case of women – and although we recognise that women do not form a homogeneous group and that their experience may differ depending on various factors including their class, ethnicity and perceived or real political affiliation – political violence often manifests in a form of gender-based oppression which aims at or tends to keep them away from the political participation.Kenyan authorities, but also political parties and the media, must now recognise the nexus that exists between the desire to retain or conquer political power and the use of sexual and gender-based violence as one of the means to achieve this goal. This was the clarion call supported in a Gender Sector Working Group meeting on 14th Feb 2022, by Federation of Women Lawyers – FIDA KENYA.