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The CoG on Wednesday, September 23 said that they understand Chief Justice David Maraga’s reasons for advising the President to dissolve parliament, but insists that the action will have dire consequences on government processes.
According to a statement from the Council of Governors (CoG) Chairperson Wycliffe Oparanya, dissolving Parliament at a time when the country is battling with the COVID-19 pandemic will totally disrupt the whole country.
CoG, instead, says that this is the opportune time time for all Kenyans to have a sober discussion on the issue of gender principle, and look into solving the riddle using constitutional amendments.
We are aware that under Article 261 of the Constitution, Parliament is mandated to enact specific legislation mentioned in the Fifth Schedule and that failure to pass those enumerated laws can lead to the dissolution of Parliament. At the time of voting for a new constitutional dispensation, Kenyans were clear in their minds that they wanted a society
The country has immersed itself in a discourse on constitutional amendments. This is an opportune time for all stakeholders to have a sober discussion on the issue of
gender principle with a view to ensuring that the intentions and objects of the Constitution are achieved.
— Council of Governors (@KenyaGovernors) September 23, 2020