Maraga asks Uhuru to dissolve parliament
Chief Justice David Maraga has written to President Uhuru Kenyatta to dissolve Parliament to enact laws to achieve the two-thirds gender rule.
Maraga says that Parliament has refused to comply with the High Court order to enact legislation required to implement the two-thirds gender rule for over nine years.
“It is incontestable that Parliament has not complied with the High Court order in Constitutional Petition No. 371 of 2016. As such, for over 9 years now, Parliament has not enacted the legislation required to implement the two-thirds gender rule which, as the Court of Appeal observed in its said judgement, is clear testimony of Parliament’s lackadaisical attitude and conduct this matter,” says Maraga.
“If Parliament fails to enact legislation in accordance with an order under clause (6)(b), the Chief Justice shall advise the President to dissolve Parliament and the President shall dissolve Parliament,” he further stated.
The Supreme Court under former CJ Willy Mutunga had directed Parliament to enact the two thirds gender rule by August 27, 2015.