IEBC: All Political Parties Must Observe Two-Thirds Gender Rule

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IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has urged all political parties to adhere to the two thirds gender rule

The Wafula Chebukati led commission said that all Political Parties should take measures to ensure the actualization of the two-thirds gender principle during nominations for the 290 Constituency based on elective seats for Members of the National Assembly and the 47 County-based elective positions for Members of the Senate

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“In the event, a Political Party presents a list including less than 290 candidates for Constituency based elective positions, the two-thirds gender principle will still apply for the number of names presented,” Cheukati stated.

 “In the event, a political party presents a list including less than 47 candidates for County-based elective positions for Members of Senate, the two-thirds gender principle will still apply for the number of names presented.”

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Former Chief Justice David Maraga in 2020 advised President Uhuru Kenyatta to dissolve Parliament over its failure to enact a law on gender balance.

“Let us endure the pain, if we must if only to remind ourselves, as a country, that choices, and particularly choices on constitutional obligations, have consequences,” Maraga urged the President

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