Dissolve Kenya Parliament for Ignoring Gender Rule, Kenyatta Told

In his advice to President Uhuru Kenyatta, Chief Justice David Maraga has said the dissolution of parliament, irrespective of the consequences, is the radical solution that Kenyans desire, to encourage the political elites to adhere to the constitution. Maraga said that "parliament's failure to enact a law to operationalize the constitutional provision, amounts to an act of impunity." According to Maraga, the constitution provides that the passing of the two-thirds gender principle was among the changes that  parliament was to implement within five years, but has happened, 10 years later. MPs want the two-thirds gender requirement on elective posts deleted, as they claim it is "impossible to attain."

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From left: President Uhuru Kenyatta and Chief Justice David Maraga, accompanied by their wives, attend a service at All Saints Cathedral, Nairobi (file photo).

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