Chief Justice David Maraga

Chief Justice David Maraga asked President Kenyatta to dissolve Parliament over its failure to enact the two-thirds gender rule law.

| Sila Kiplagat | Nation Media Group

Two-thirds gender rule still elusive after 10 attempts

What you need to know:

  • Of the 67 members in the Senate, there are 21 female senators — three elected and 18 nominated.
  • In November 2018, an attempt to have the Bill enacted aborted after the then leader of majority and mover, Mr Aden Duale (Garissa Township), withdrew it at the debate stage.

Until the promoters of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) came up with a proposal to amend the 2010 Constitution to actualise the elusive two-thirds gender rule, Parliament had tried 10 times without success.


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