AUDIO ASSISTED READING
ODM Party Leader Raila Odinga is now questioning CJ Maraga’s advisory to President Uhuru Kenyatta to dissolve Parliament over failure to enact the two-third gender rule.
Raila says that dissolving Parliament will only but place the country and Kenyans in a precarious constitutional and political crisis, and will solve nothing.
The former prime minister insists that the current situation requires a consensus on the way forward “failing which we may throw the baby with the bathwater.”
“In circumstances where institutions have failed as it is the case with Parliament currently, the Constitution gives power to citizens to act directly and not through their elected representatives to have their aspirations realised,” said Raila Odinga in a statement.
Raila is now calling upon President Uhuru to consult widely before taking any action on the matter, to ensure that the overall interests of the people is served.