Gender rule increases MPs to 540 plus: Hon Gladys Boss Shollei

Uasin Gishu Women Rep, Gladys Boss Shollei has welcomed some of the changes in the current BBI document but cautioned on some of the contentious issues including the 1/3rd gender rule which according to Shollei may increase the number of Mps to more than 540.

One of the issues that was raised in Bomas is that it is not fair and it is not equality for women to be all moved to the Senate and not retained at the National Assembly (NA). I have noticed that the proponents of BBI have now caved in and accepted to bring back women to the NA.

The only challenge is they have proposed to bring them through nominations rather than elections, with this in mind, let’s assume that 360 men are elected to the NA, that will mean that we will need to nominate 180 women, bringing the total number of Members of Parliament to 546 and that goes against what Kenyans were demanding.

In her statement Hon Shollei, noted that a lot of the proposals raised by the Deputy President at the Bomas of Kenya have been incorporated, which are very welcome. The issue if IEBC has been addressed, and the commissioners will no longer be appointed by the 2 leading political parties and the president.


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