CS Kariuki: Parliament has to pass 2/3 gender rule

By Samson Kitavi

Gender and Youth affairs Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki says parliament has no option but to pass the 2/3 gender rule as required by the constitutional.

Kariuki has hailed a ruling by the High Court which has given political parties six months to nominated more women, a judgment that also said the two third gender can only be applicable in 2022 elections.

The one third gender rule constitutional requirement has literally become a hard nut to crack, with every possible solution to the dilemma hitting a wall.

Parliament has twice failed to pass the law that requires not more then 2/3 of gender representation in any elective position.

Gender and Youth affairs Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki says Kenya will have to comply with the requirement because the constitution is sacrosanct.

The CS said she has an assurance from parliament leadership that this time round that the gender law will be in place the soonest.

She spoke when she signed a 1.2 billion shillings joint 4 year programme with United Nation on prevention and response to gender based violence in the country.