Reports of my intended resignation are false- MP Alice Wahome says
Kandara Member of Parliament Alice Wahome has refuted allegations that she was set to resign over Chief Justice David Maraga’s advisory on dissolution of parliament.
Taking to Twitter, the MP said claims by Law Society of Kenya President Nelson Havi on her intended resignation were false.
“I have seen a post by Nelson Havi LSK President circulating in the social media that I will resign from Kandara Parliamentary seat by reason of C J Maraga advisory of dissolution of Parliament. Advisory is directed against
Parliament not individual members. I’m not resigning,” she wrote on Twitter.
I have seen a post by Nelson Havi LSK President circulating in the social media that I will resign from Kandara Parliamentary seat by reason of C J Maraga advisory of dissolution of Parliament. Advisory is directed against Parliament not individual members. I m not resigning
— Hon Alice Wahome (@WahomeHon) September 27, 2020
The statement from the legislator came a day after Havi took to Twitter saying the vocal Ruto-ally was mulling her resignation from the National Assembly.
Honorable Alice Wahome Member of National Assembly for Kandara Constituency has confirmed that she will resign following the advise by CJ David Maraga to President Uhuru Kenyatta to dissolve Parliament. Who is else has taken this course we support him/her for re-election? ^DoS
— Nelson Havi (@NelsonHavi) September 26, 2020
He claimed that the decision by the MP had been informed by a recent advisory by CJ Maraga to President Kenyatta on the contentious two-third gender rule.
CJ Maraga on Monday wrote to President Uhuru Kenyatta advising him to dissolve Parliament over its inability to pass the two-thirds gender rule.
The Chief Justice, in his unprecedented move, said Parliament has refused to comply with the High Court order to enact legislation required to implement the two-thirds gender rule for over nine years.
“It is incontestable that Parliament has not complied with the High Court order in Constitutional Petition No. 371 of 2016. As such, for over 9 years now, Parliament has not enacted the legislation required to implement the two-thirds gender rule which, as the Court of Appeal observed in its said judgement, is clear testimony of Parliament’s lackadaisical attitude and conduct this matter,” he said.
“If Parliament fails to enact legislation in accordance with an order under clause (6)(b), the Chief Justice shall advise the President to dissolve Parliament and the President shall dissolve Parliament. It is my constitutional duty to advise you, the President of the Republic of Kenya, which I hereby do, to dissolve Parliament.”
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