Did you feel lost from all the talk that happened at the Bomas of Kenya over the Constitution Amendment Bill?
If you’d like a summary of the five top things, one of the most powerful women leaders in Kenya said, here it is listed.
I support the constitution changes
I speak on behalf of women and Kenya. 10 years we met in Bomas and promulgated a new constitution, and we are here again after reflecting and seen the things that need to be changed, and we are here to change them and are going to change them so we have everyone included in the running of this country.
No More Handouts as 35% Goes to Counties
In this constitution amendment bill, we have more resources going to the counties, mashinani. This is the call from a majority of Kenyans. We have 35% up from 15% going to counties. These resources will rescue Kenyans from poverty. This has been our fight since independence. When leaders use the resources well, Kenya will grow. Every Kenyan will have food, universal health care, water and we will have local manufacturing. We will say kwaheri to handouts.
Issue of two-thirds gender rule not addressed
There is a serious threat by Chief Justice David Maraga. He called for the dissolution of parliament because of the non-fulfillment of the 2/3rds gender rule as envisaged in the constitution. The 70% new seats in the national assembly should in total go to women, without exception.
We want the five positions at the top to apply the two-thirds gender rule. It must be said that ‘where two or three gather to make policy decisions, there must be gender rule applied.’
KITUI Governor ended her fiery speech by telling the thousands gathered, watching on TV and listening on the radio, “Let us go to the grassroots and ‘sell’ this document and ensure it passes.”
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