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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.”

  • The lawmakers want the two-thirds gender requirement on elective posts deleted through a referendum, arguing it is impossible to attain. The constitution requires both levels of … Read more »

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta has said the constitutional amendments he is drafting will deepen the country’s democratic credentials and lead to a much more inclusive society. He and … Read more »

  • House Speaker Justin Muturi has said the motion failed since the number of MPs present was not enough to necessitate a vote. This angered women MPs who reprimanded their male … Read more »

  • The call for more women representation in Kenya’s parliament continues to be met with opposition and ridicule as more MPs have publicly opposed the Bill. If the law were to be … Read more »

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