Signed public statements Prayer and worship By , post-election violence had killed 1, people and forced , from their homes. In April , activist women in Kenya took matters into their own hands and organized a seven-day sex strike to force their leaders to reconcile and move forward.
2009 Kenya sex strike
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Culture Trip stands with Black Lives Matter. Women leaders in Nyeri County, in the central part of the country and a stronghold of incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta, are urging women of the region to withhold coitus privileges until their husbands have cast their ballot. This is not a novelty for Kenyans, when Raila Odinga — flag-bearer of the opposition coalition, the National Supreme Alliance, and main rival to President Kenyatta — urged his supporters on July 16 to refrain from sex on the eve of the August 8 election. The region has a history of marital bed matters coming to the fore. Attitudes toward sex in this predominantly Christian and deeply conservative country mean that sex is still considered a taboo subject in public forums. This has not stopped women across the political spectrum from using all the tools at their disposal to get their men to vote. The presidential election is being rerun after a ruling by the Supreme Court of Kenya nullified the results of the August 8 presidential election.
Kenya stages a latter-day Lysistrata
W ith the relationship between Kenya's Prime Minister Odinga and President Kibaki on shaky ground, Kenyan women fear that a further breakdown in communication between the two could lead to a repeat of the post-election violence which marred the East African nation last year. But forget petitions, protests or marches. Instead, number of Kenyan women have decided the key to political reform is no nookie.
This sex strike was aimed at forcing the leaders to reconcile as they had different views on how Kenya should be run as well as issued conflicting policies that did not focus on urgent issues that mattered in Kenya such as dealing with corruption and poverty. The goal of the strike was to revive Kenya and fix the bickering leadership. The women had a set of demands they wanted to be fulfilled which involved principles such as respect and good faith from the leaders.