LSK petitions for implementation of gender rule

Association wants Parliament dissolved for not crafting laws that would enable implementation of Section 27 of the Constitution
LSK petitions for implementation of gender rule

What you need to know:

  • A decade after promulgation of the Constitution, Parliament yet to implement the two-thirds gender rule.
  • LSK has kicked-off a fresh process that seeks to compel President Uhuru Kenyatta to dissolve Parliament for failing to initiate implementation of constitutional provisions that would ensure gender balance in both levels of government.
  • This is the third time a petition has been submitted to the CJ over the same issue.
  • Out of the 349 seats in Parliament, only 76 members are female representing 1/5 of the total. 
  • Senate has only 21 women owning seats instead of the 23 demanded by law.
  • A number of legislators have including Gladys Shollei, Ayub Savula and  Samson Cherargei backLSK’s petition.

A decade after promulgation of the Constitution, Parliament is yet to implement the two-thirds gender rule.

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