The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) says President Uhuru Kenyatta has until October to dissolve Parliament over the 66% gender rule. It needs MPs’ compensations halted, security pulled back and parliamentary areas and electorate workplaces shut on October 12.
LSK says there is no lacuna in law on what happens going ahead: IEBC should direct a mass by-political decision inside 90 days and those chosen should serve for the rest of the term.
LSK says the President’s expression, just as those of lead representatives and MCAs, are not influenced by the disintegration. “The “The President will be in violation of the Constitution should he fail to dissolve Parliament on or before October 12, 2020. Regardless of the President’s action or inaction, Parliament will be unlawful effective October 12, 2020,” LSK President Nelson Havi said.
“Any legislative authority exercised by Parliament will be without the authority of the people of Kenya. This is the anathema that those we elected want to subject us to. It is incumbent upon the people to refuse to be taken through this path.”
LSK says the CJ followed up in the interest of the individuals of Kenya in making the warning to the President to break up Parliament.
Mr Havi said he had kept in touch with the services of Interior and the National Treasury just as the Parliamentary Service Commission to impact their interest that compensations be halted, and police and security joined to MPs be pulled back by October 12.