In most parts of Kenya, the past few months have been characterized by gruesome images of crowded petrol stations, snake like queues of vehicles with empty, thirsty tanks waiting for that elusive diesel/petrol quench, riders, jerricans in hand, in line for hours on end and losing out on revenues where their time could have been better spent. The increasing cost of fuel doesn’t help either, the impact felt, not only by those whose income is highly dependent on the transport sector but even those whose daily commute to work requires some form of vehicle with an internal combustion engine. Households are directly affected as the transport budget has doubled or tripled for some. The cost of public transport has increased significantly just as much as the fuel budget for private commuters who have to make sacrifices to ensure their families get to where they need to be. The fuel crisis extended far beyond the pump, with lack of affordable transport affected businesses and prices of commo
The Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) supports women in the transport sector by addressing the need to involve women and empower change-makers in the mobility and transport sector to cater to women needs. The Women mobilize women initiative serves as a network and information hub that strongly influences the international debate on the role and potential of women in the mobility sector. I was humbled to have been selected as one of the fifteen #ElectricWomen working in the field of Electric Mobility for TUMI and Women Mobilize Women’s annual remarkable women publication, 2022. The scope of women selected in this publication ranges from engineers, activists, journalists, and researchers; all serving as role models for future generations of young women entering the transportation sector. Check out the publication to hear about all the Remarkable women within E-Mobility. These are some of their stories from the publication.