Following the recommendation by the Chief Justice David Maraga to President Uhuru Kenyatta to dissolve the Parliament on account of the alleged failure by Parliament to enact legislation to implement the two-thirds gender rule, Kakamega Woman Rep Hon. Elsie Muhanda has today asked the three arms of government to seek for alternative ways in achieving the threshold deal that will see women in appointed in more public positions.
She said, as for now the country may not be in position to conduct an election since its facing a number of challenges as a result of the Corona-virus pandemic and such a move will even deepen more economic crisis in the country.
She instead appealed the Judiciary boss to go for a conversation with other key stakeholders including the legislation and the executive arms of government to fill the gap of gender inequality.
“Kenyans will suffer the political inconvenience and massive expenses of conducting elections when we have a general election in two years to come. We must protect taxpayers Money.” Said Mama County.
She also noted that majority of women do not have capacity to run for elective positions due to the financial implications they face.
“If we were to go back for elections, I’m pretty sure that our counterparts will still emerge victors, we must seek for alternative ways to achieve this gender parity.” Said Mama County.
BBI WILL ADDRESS GENDER SSUES
She added that the provision of women slots in the current constitution is not enough and therefore there is a need to revisit the issue, luckily she said women grievances are being addressed in the ongoing BBI process.
FIGHT AGAINST GBV IN KAKAMEGA
She also took the stage to appeal to the laws, courts, police and other authorities to act together to support the rights of women and all people to live free of violence.
She asked courts to prioritize hearing of these cases as a measure to combat the drastic growth of gender based violence in the county.
Hon. Elsie spoke this during the inaugural ceremony of Kakamega Law Courts, an event that was graced by Chief Justice David Maraga and attended by the county leadership.