Uhuru cabinet doesn’t meet gender rule principle, court rules

President Uhuru Kenyatta congratulates Sicily Kanini Kariuki after she took oath of office as Cabinet Secretary for Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs at State House, Nairobi. PHOTO | PSCU

What you need to know:

  • In a case filed by two lobbies, Centre for Rights Education and Awareness (Creaw) and Community Advocacy and Awareness Trust (Crawn Trust), Justice Joseph Onguto ruled that the current cabinet does not meet the two thirds gender rule.
  • The judge pointed out that in as much as his findings in the suit mattered, he is mindful of the circumstances of the case so as not to plunge the country into any undue hardship.
  • Despite the fact that the National Assembly extended that period by one year, the lobbies alleged that Parliament no longer has powers to make a further extension, considering that it is less than a year to the next General Election

The High Court on Tuesday ruled that President Uhuru Kenyatta flouted the gender rule principle in the appointment of Cabinet Secretaries.


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