Why Maraga wants MPs sent home

Chief Justice David Maraga during a past event on August 6, 2020 in Nairobi.

Photo credit: File | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • While acknowledging that his advice to the President will lead to a crisis as well as economic hardship exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, Mr Maraga asked Kenyans to bear with him.

Four years after former Attorney-General Githu Muigai warned that Parliament could face possible dissolution over failure to implement the two-third gender rule, the country was on Monday staring at a mini-General Election after Chief Justice David Maraga triggered the Constitution’s most severe punishment — dissolution of the House. 

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