Leaders react to CJ Maraga Parliament Dissolution

After Chief Justice David Maraga wrote to President Uhuru Kenyatta to dissolve parliament, Kenyan Senators and MPs reacted immediately on Twitter.

KIPCHUMBA MURKOMEN, E.G.H@kipmurkomen I have consistently believed in the mainstreaming of marginalized&minority groups including women&persons living with disabilities.CJ Maraga’s Advise to President has come at the right time to help the country refocus herself on the respect&full implementation of the Constitution

James Orengo@orengo_james CJ Maraga’s advice to the President to dissolve parliament is momentous. Probably the most significant and historic from a constitutional standpoint. How we apply foundational principles and values of the rule of law and constitutionalism is now the big test.

Sen Mutula KilonzoJR@SenMutula The message by CJ for dissolution is premature. Article 216(6) requires an order to be ISSUED. before the clause(7) is invoked . Sen Farhiya & yours truly have a constitutional amendment bill on two thirds gender rule at second reading . The president should RTS the advisory

Irungu Kang’ata@HonKangata CJ should have afforded Parliament an opportunity to be heard ,before him, prior to issuing the advisory.We would have brought to his attention a bill that’s before Senate’s Justice Committee on the matter.Also,Senate has adhered to 2/3 rule.Hence,why punish Senate ?

Sen.Moses Wetang’ula@Wetangulam On the basis of the legal doctrine & logic of “balance of convenience”, CJ Maraga is dead wrong. He has acted per incuriam and nobody or authority will act on the same. The resolution, restatement and construct of the gender rule is not just about Parliament

Irungu Kang’ata@HonKangata Since the Constitution has no timeframe, The President would still have complied with the advisory if he dissolves Parliament in June 2022.

Dr. Miguna Miguna@MigunaMiguna This is to express our deepest gratitude to Chief Justice David Maraga for finally issuing a JUDICIAL DECREE to Despot Uhuru Kenyatta to DISSOLVE PARLIAMENT and PARK UP and GO. Yes, “there is no gain without pain.”

Nelson Havi@NelsonHavi Chief Justice David Maraga has advised dissolution of Parliament. President Uhuru Kenyatta must dissolve Parliament within 21 days. If he does not, all laws enacted and decisions made by Parliament thereafter will be of no effect. The People should reclaim sovereignty. ^POLSK

Also read Maraga Directive

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