Engaged to be married at five in Kenya, Kakenya had different ideas for her future. She shares her story of education, studying in the United States and then returning home to start two schools for girls, and work on the 130 million girls who are still not in school internationally.
Our chat with Kakenya starts around 24 minutes in.
But first, Georgie Dent, Shivani Gopal and Angela Priestley are talking International Women’s Day. Why do we need it? Has it gone too far? Is it actually creating more work for women when we already have way too much on?
We also answer some ‘rapid fire questions’, including whether we’d accept Donald Trump as a boss if it meant he was no longer president of the United States, along with questions about morning routines and television shows we’d prefer to not admit we’re watching.
This is one very wide-ranging episode.
Listen below. You can also go and subscribe at iTunes and all your favourite podcast places. Search for us at ‘The Women’s Agenda Podcast’ (and look for the above artwork)
Some of the stories discussed this week include: