In Summary
  • The bill proposes the pairing of constituencies to form one constituency that will be reserved solely for women.
  • The existing constituencies will be vied for by both genders.

  • On Tuesday, Ms Shollei said her bill seeks to address the elusive two-thirds gender rule through electing more women.

  • The government, through the Leader of Majority Aden Duale, has published another bill that seeks to address the two-thirds gender rule.

The woman representative seat could soon be abolished if a proposed constitutional amendment sails through.

Uasin Gishu County Member of Parliament Gladys Boss Shollei has tabled a Constitutional Amendment Bill seeking to scrap the Woman Representative seat and increase the number of women to Parliament through election — not party nomination.

The bill, which was tabled in Parliament last week, proposes the pairing of constituencies to form one constituency that will be reserved solely for women. The existing constituencies will be vied for by both genders.

On Tuesday, Ms Shollei said her bill seeks to address the elusive two-thirds gender rule through electing more women.

 “The essence of the bill is to add more women in Parliament through an election and not through nomination,” Ms Shollei said.

PARTY NOMINATIONS

“Party nominations have always been abused by party leaders who nominate their mistresses and cronies,” said the legislator, who is the chair of the National Assembly’s Committee on Delegated Legislation.

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