Uhuru faces limited options on Maraga call to dissolve Parliament

President Uhuru Kenyatta. He is faced with four options on the petition by Chief Justice David Maraga to dissolve Parliament.

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What you need to know:

  • He can join the court process by directing Attorney-General Kihara Kariuki to seek High Court interpretation of the import of Chief Justice Maraga’s advice.
  • Dr Wamuti Ndegwa said Mr Kenyatta can also exploit Article 216 (7) which does not bind him to a particular timeline within which to act.
  • Ms Shollei Tuesday said the matter was as good as closed and Kenyans should prepare for a mini General Election.

President Uhuru Kenyatta was Tuesday faced with four options on the petition by Chief Justice David Maraga to dissolve Parliament over its failure to pass laws to activate the two-thirds gender rule for all elected and appointive positions. 

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