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Patrick Amimo with an Update on the Gender Bill vote due in parliament

27, Apr 2016

Members of the national assembly are set to debate and vote on the bill that would allow an increase in the number of special seats in parliament. The bill, if passed, will guide the achievement of the two-thirds requirement on national assembly and senate membership. President Uhuru Kenyatta and CORD leader Raila Odinga have urged MPs to turn up in large numbers to vote for a bill on the two-thirds gender rule. They noted in a statement on Wednesday that leaders must model the example of submission to the constitution and the laws that they pass. On April 22, women MPs said they will pass the bill and started lobbying men MPs to turn up and vote in their favor. Parliament kicked off an emotive debate on the rule on n march 24 as constitution of Kenya (amendment) bill 2015 entered the second reading. The national assembly failed to meet last year’s august deadline for enactment of the law. We now want to join our reporter Patrick Amimo.