Chief Justice David Maraga’s advisory to President Uhuru Kenyatta has suffered a blow after the High Court halted it implementation.
The ruling by the High Court follows two successful application filed by Mr. Leina Konchellah and Mr. Mohsen Abdul Munasah challenging its legibility.
According to the two petitioners from Mombasa and Nairobi, they are calling for the order to be declared null and void as echoed by other leaders in the country.
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High Court Weldon Korir noted the sensitivity of the matter calling for a thorough interpretation of the law to the satisfactory of citizens before the advise is implemented.
Taking into consideration its complexity, the Court calls for a three Judge bench or more to indulge into the matter and come up with a common ground of thought.
Attached to the case is the Chief Justice himself and the country’s Attorney General. Speakers of both houses have been included as interested parties.
If the advisory see the light of the day, the petitioners note that it will cause some Constitution challenges as well see Kenyans suffer for a fresh round of elections to be conducted.
Speaker from both houses have challenged the advisory begging the question why it did not first come through the floor of the house for hearing first.
The news caused a rift between some female leaders with some in support as the CJ is questioning the two third gender rule which they have unsuccessfully advocated for.