The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) will on Monday hold a protest at Parliament buildings to pile pressure on President Kenyatta to dissolve the August House.
LSK President Nelson Havi said Kenyatta must respect the law and dissolve parliament as advised by Chief Justice David Maraga on September 1st.
Maraga wants the 12th parliament disbanded over its failure to enact legislation required to implement the two-thirds gender rule as stipulated by the constitution.
Havi sent a letter to Speakers and Clerks of the National Assembly and Senate to inform them of the panned demonstration dubbed ‘Occupy Parliament.
The letter was copied to the Inspector-General of Police to provide necessary security during the protest that will be held at 2.30 pm. The Green Movement party will participate in the demo.
“Parliament stands dissolved by operation of law, on October 12, 2020, should the President of the Republic of Kenya have failed to dissolve it as advised by the Chief Justice,” reads a section of the letter.
Although the High Court issued a restraining order against the dissolution of parliament until a petition by two Kenyans is heard and determined, Havi says President Kenyatta is not a party to the case.
“This is a grave matter, but it must be undertaken here and now, for there to be adherence to the rule of law and constitutionalism,” Havi stated.
LSK has given Kenyatta until Monday midday to implement Maraga’s advisory.