Deputy President William Ruto on Wednesday, September 23 broke his silence on Chief Justice David Maraga's advice to President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Maraga wrote to the President on Monday, asking him to dissolve Parliament for failing to enforce the two-thirds gender rule.
Ruto cited Maraga's letter noting that women should be equally included in every sector alongside the youth and other marginalised groups.CJ David Maraga speaking during the launch of the Nanyuki Law Courts on August 28, 2020.
"You heard the other day, Maraga saying that the issue of women in leadership must be addressed because Kenya must belong to all of us.
"We have had a one-sided debate, and that is why we are saying we must have a conversation on women, youth, persons with disability, the jobless and the poor because we are Kenyans," stated Ruto.
The Deputy President discouraged debates on power-sharing that are currently ongoing which he said have little impact on the lives of Kenyans.
Ruto also urged leaders to have new conversations that focused on including women, the youth and persons with disabilities that is inclusive of everyone.
The Jubilee Deputy Party Leader was speaking as he fellowshipped with Meru Church Ministers led by the Director of the Kenya National Congress of Pentecostal Churches Bishop David Gichaga.
Also in attendance of the gathering in Ruto's residence in Karen, Nairobi was Buuri MP Rindikiri Mugambi and Jubilee nominated Senator Naomi Waqo.
There has been a debate on the silence of Uhuru, Ruto and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga on Maraga's advice to dissolve parliament.
The two-thirds gender rule sparked a fierce debate in Parliament on Tuesday as Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa went head to head Homa Bay Woman Representative Gladys Wanga.
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