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Havi Wants MPs’ Pay, Security Withdrawn In 21 Days Over Gender Rule

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The Law Society of Kenya has asked the Interior CS Fred Matiang’i to withdraw MPs’ and senators’ security detail over Chief Justice David Maraga’s advisory to dissolve parliament.

In a statement, LSK president Nelson Havi said Parliament will in 21 days be operating unlawfully and should not conduct business.

“Accordingly, you are hereby asked to withdraw all police officers assigned to all members of the assembly and senators effective 12th ….” he said.

He also asked National Treasury CS Ukur Yattani to on the said date, to stop remitting the lawmakers’ salaries.

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LSK President Nelson Havi. [Courtesy]
The Law Society of Kenya wants the Interior ministry to withdraw MPs’ and senators’ security detail over CJ David Maraga’s advisory on dissolving Parliament.

In a statement on Thursday, chairman Nelson Havi said Parliament is unlawful and should not conduct business beyond October 12.

“We do hope that the LSK will not be compelled to take action to hold you personally accountable for failure to act in accordance with this lawful request and avert loss of public funds,” he added.

The LSK president asked the people to occupy Parliament buildings on the said date if President Uhuru Kenyatta will not have dissolved both Houses of Parliament.

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Chief Justice David Maraga. [Courtesy]
“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 told reporters.

On Monday, Maraga advised the president to dissolve parliament for not implementing the two-thirds gender rule that has been brought before the two Houses on various occasions but has flopped every time.

“In this circumstance let us endure pain, if we must, if only to remind ourselves, as a country, that choices, particularly choices on constitutional obligations have consequences,” Maraga said.

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