CJ David Maraga has kept in touch with President Uhuru Kenyatta encouraging him to break down Parliament over its failure to pass the 66% gender rule.
CJ Maraga, in his uncommon move, says that Parliament has wouldn’t follow the High Court request to establish enactment needed to execute the 66% gender rule for more than 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 the President.
As a result, the Chief Justice says, in keeping with the Constitution which gives him the powers to advise the President to dissolve Parliament.
“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 adds.
“It is my constitutional duty to advise you, the President of the Republic of Kenya, which I hereby do, to dissolve Parliament.”
Also earlie in the day James Orene responded to CJ Maraga’s proposal on twitter