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Githu, Nyachae given 40 days to prepare Gender Bill

26 June 2015, 18:20 William Korir

Nairobi - The High Court has given Attorney General Githu Muigai 40 days to ensure that the gender bill is prepared and presented to parliament for enaction.

High Court Judge Mumbi Ngugi gave Muigai together with Constitution Implementation Commision CIC chairman Charles Nyachae the time limit to have the Bill drawn up and presented to Parliament to be worked on by MPs.

In her ruling Friday, Judge Ngugi blamed the two offices of the AG and  the CIC of dragging its feet in pushing for the enaction of a Bill.

She said that despite the fact that the two knew that the two thirds gender rule was a constitutional requirement there was a clear indication that they were dragging their feet as regards the matter.

Ngugi was making a ruling on a petition filed by the Centre for Rights Education and Awareness accusing the AG and CIC of lacking the will to see legislation guiding the implementation of the two-thirds gender rule in Parliament in place by August 27, 2015.

She said that despite a ruling by the Supreme Court in December 2012 which ensured that the roadmap to the enactment of the new law would take place before the date August 27,2015, the two bodies had demonstrated lack of will in seeing it pass through.

The two thirds gender rule advocates for at-least a third of all legislative and public positions be afforded to women.

" The AG has waited until the ‘last minute’ to set in motion mechanisms toward the drafting of a bill, while the CIC has ‘attempted to wash their hands’ of the failure to meet the August 27 deadline set by the Supreme Court in December of 2012," she castigated.

Parliament too, she said was to blame for trying to frustrate a process that is constitutionally guaranteed, she added.

MPs have attempted to derail the process, with a Bill set forward by an MP to curtail the enactment of the rule by ridding the house of Women Representatives.

Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi has since apologized for the actions by Parliament to push for the legislation.

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