As the simmering political temperatures continue to take toll on President Uhuru Kenyatta owing to the Chief Justice David Maraga’s advisory on the parliamentary dissolution.
A Tanga Tanga allied legislator has broken her silence refuting the claims she was about to throw in the towel over CJ’s advisory to President Kenyatta to dissolve the parliament.
Kandara MP A lice Wahome took to the social media on her Twitter account setting the records straight, that claims by Law Society of Kenya President Nelson Havi on her impending resignation are false.
“I have seen a post by Nelson Havi LSK President circulating in the social media that I will resign from Kandara Parliamentary seat by reason of C J Maraga advisory of dissolution of Parliament. Advisory is directed against Parliament, not individual members. I’m not resigning,” she wrote on Twitter
Wahome broke her silence a day after the LSK President wrote of the legislator’s impending resignation, over the failure by the President to enact the two-thirds gender rule.
The CJ had on Monday written to the head of state advising him to dissolve the parliament for failure to comply with the high court’s order for the implementation of the rule for the record nine years.
“It is incontestable that Parliament has not complied with the High Court order in Constitutional Petition No. 371 of 2016. As such, for over 9 years now, Parliament has not enacted the legislation required to implement the two-thirds gender rule which, as the Court of Appeal observed in its said judgement, is clear testimony of Parliament’s lackadaisical attitude and conduct this matter,” he said.
“If Parliament fails to enact legislation in accordance with an order under clause (6)(b), the Chief Justice shall advise the President to dissolve Parliament and the President shall dissolve Parliament. It is my constitutional duty to advise you, the President of the Republic of Kenya, which I hereby do, to dissolve Parliament.”