The Law Society of Kenya has vowed to ensure that Members of Parliament don’t access the premises as from October 12, 2020 following an advisory issued by Chief Justice David Maraga.
In a press conference held on Thursday September 24, 2020, LSK President Nelson Havi said Parliament is unlawful and should not conduct business beyond October 12.
He further asked Interior ministry to withdraw MPs’ and senators’ security detail.
Havi also urged Kenyans to occupy Parliament buildings from October 12, if President Uhuru Kenyatta will not have dissolved Parliament as advised by Maraga.
“The advisory does not end the terms of the President, governors, and members of county assemblies. There is no constitutional crisis and the business of government will not come to halt. No financial burden shall lie on the shoulders of taxpayers,” Havi said.
Maraga asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to dissolve Parliament, itself noncompliant with the two-thirds gender rule, for failure to enact the law which provides for gender balance.
In the advisory, Maraga said Kenyans must be ready to suffer, if only to hold elected parliamentary representatives accountable.
The CJ insisted that the country “must say no to impunity and hold everyone accountable for their actions or omissions”.