Parliament must be dissolved or it will be occupied by Kenyans led by the Law Society of Kenya, according to LSK President Nelson Havi. Havi said Parliament must be dissolved before 12th October following the advisory by Chief Justice David Maraga to President Uhuru Kenyatta over its failure to enact legislation to implement the two thirds gender rule. The High Court suspended the implementation of the advisory.
Speaking to the press on Wednesday, however, Havi said the plan by LSK, hatched weeks ago, still remains and if not dissolved, LSK officials on 12th October will visit the clerks of the National Assembly and Senate and the Speakers of both houses to issue them with a notice to vacate. “You the people of Kenya must play your role. You must call out your elected members of National Assembly and the Senate, tell them they are in office illegally, and they have no business to transact,” said Having. He said international and local partners should also be reminded that Parliament can’t offer oversight in respect to loans.
He said LSK officials will start pushing that message throughout the country, and he’ll start with the Western region on Thursday. He further urged Kenyans to stand for the independence of the Judiciary, saying everyone should stand with CJ Maraga and the judges to give determinations on matters within Kenyans and against the state fairly. “I know as a matter of fact that judges are in fear of how to deal with the cases in respect to the advisory of the Chief Justice,” he stated.