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We are Ready for Fresh Elections – Lawmakers Declare After Maraga’s Shocker

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(KDRTV) – CJ David Maraga’s advisory to the President to dissolve Parliament and Senate over failure to enact the two third gender rule has elicited mixed reactions among elected leaders.

Maraga, wrote to President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday, asking him to dissolve Parliament in accordance with the constitution.

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“The petitions are based on the ground that despite four court orders compelling Parliament to enact the legislation… Parliament has blatantly failed, refused, or neglected to do so….” Maraga said.

A section of Senators has come up to support the move and even declared that they are ready for fresh elections if needed.

Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jnr said he is ready for campaigns. However, he said the CJ might have overstepped his mandate in the advisory.

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Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen who is the face of the opposition in the Senate, welcomed Maraga’s advisory telling the president to dissolve Parliament immediately.

“I have consistently believed in the mainstreaming of marginalized and minority groups including women and persons living with disabilities. CJ Maraga’s Advise to President has come at the right time to help the country refocus herself on the respect and full implementation of the Constitution,” Murkomen said in a tweet.

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Senate Minority leader James Orengo lauded Maraga for the move, saying it is the most significant decision from a constitutional point of view.

Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja, perhaps in agreement with the decision, tweeted debe.

A section of Kenyans have poured could water on Maraga’s advisory arguing that it will be hard for President Kenyatta to adopt the advisory because of the political ramifications it will cause.

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