VIDEO :How DP William Ruto ‘Predicted’ Two-Third Gender Rule Crisis as calls to dissolve parliament intensifies
On Monday, Chief Justice David Maraga wrote to President Uhuru Kenyatta advising him to dissolve the National Assembly over its failure to implement the Two-third Gender rule.
This was after a number of petitioners filed six petitions seeking direction from the judiciary.
But even as the discussion on whether President Uhuru should take heed to Maraga’s advice or not, a video has emerged online on how the Deputy President William Ruto indirectly predicted implications of not enacting the two-third gender rule in the constitution.
Speaking recently when he was interviewed by Citizen TV’s Joe Ageyo, Ruto, upon being asked what he thought was pressing and should be changed in the 2010 constitution, pointed out at the two-third gender rule.
“When you look at the 2010 constitution, do you find anything there that is pressing enough to be changed in 2020?” posed Ageyo.
According to Ruto, the gender rule clause was paramount and should be fully enacted as one of preserving the country’s constitution.
“I think what is more pressing is something like the gender rule that we have not implemented. I think that is the main thing we should be concerned about as a country because it is a life pronouncement of a new constitution and we have a duty,” replied Ruto.
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Ruto’s pronouncements come at a time the DP ghas expressed his desires to have a woman as his deputy in 2022.
Speaking recently in Mombasa, Ruto said it is high time the two-thirds gender rule was implemented to allow women get equal opportunities in government to address numerous problems facing women and the youth.
“I am a father of four girls and they deserve as much a chance as boys. It is our sisters, mothers, daughters and wives who will benefit from the two-thirds gender rule,” he said, urging women to be wary of leaders who only want their votes.
Kenyans are now waiting to see whether President Uhuru will heed to Maraga’s call or just ignore him, in a move likely to give rise to constitutional crisis in the country.