On the failure to pass the two-thirds guarantee law in Kenya

On 5 May, Muthoni Kamuru writes that the failure to pass the Duale Bill was a failure for the rule of law as the Constitution adopted in 2010 mandated that the parliament should be no more than two-thirds occupied by one gender. Muthoni talks about the need to pass the Bill as a democratic necessity. 

Wilfred Ayaga and Jacob Ng'etich write on 6 May about the reasons given by male politicians for voting the Bill down. They report that "John Njoroge (Kasarani) said he boycotted the vote as the bill gave room for people to nominate their ‘girlfriends’ to the House. The quote is “This House is already bloated. This is another way of giving people’s girlfriends free tickets. Women should fight on an equal footing with men."