Maraga made big error, say MPs on gender parity
The clamor for gender parity in Parliament ought to have ended in 2015, Parliament told the High Court on Monday.
The two Houses argued that the law on two-third gender rule ought to have lapsed in 2016 as Parliament gave itself one more year.
On the first day of the hearing of cases challenging former Chief Justice David Maraga advice to President Uhuru Kenyatta to dissolve Parliament, the court heard that that the advice is not binding.
Parliament’s lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi asserted that Justice Maraga was wrong for apportioning blame to the current Parliament instead its predecessor, the 11th Parliament.
Mr Abdullahi said that if it was the role of the previous Parliament to enact the gender law and implement it, its failures could not be revisited on the 12th Parliament.