Garissa Township Member of Parliament Aden Duale on Tuesday 22 September 2020 reacted to Chief Justice David Maraga’s call for the dissolution of Parliament by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The former National Assembly Majority Leader stated that it was unfair to create a seat for one gender adding that should be able to vie for the seat they want. He condemned the move dissolve he Parliament while calling for unity among the MPs.
“Mr. Speaker we cannot create a constitution that gives a free seat to one gender. If you want to stand in Garissa Township and you are of the opposite gender, be prepared to face me. There’s nothing for free.”
“As the legislature, we need unity of purpose. There is a man who tweeted last night that the Chief Justice gave the President a grenade after removing the safety pin, that is exactly what he did,” Duale said.
The MP noted that their jobs were at stake as someone wants to end their term early.
He mentioned that some of the MPs have supported the recommendation as binding and asked them to support the Parliamentary Service Commission.
Our jobs are at stake, someone wants to irregularly end our term. The only legal mind who spoke for this Parliament was the Grand Mullah. We waited for his tweets until 9 pm. He has put it very well unless Otiende Amollo who does not want to offend the Judiciary where he is a customer,” he added.
On Monday 21, Chief Justice David Maraga ruled that the Parliament be dissolved after the National Assembly failed to implement the 2/3 gender rule for over nine years.
His move drew a lot of mixed reactions from Kenyans and other leaders with Senior Counsel, Ahmednasir Abdullahi, disagreeing with him branding the CJ as a ‘Judicial anarchist.’
On the other end, Suba North MP Millie Odhiambo and Rarieda’s Otiende Amollo were among the MPs that supported the call.