Friday November 30, 2018 – Kiambu Senator, Kimani Wamatangi, has revealed why the Two Third Gender Bill flopped in Parliament on Wednesday.
Speaking during a talk show on Citizen TV on Friday, Wamatangi said the proposed law should not have flopped had the Government read the mood of the country and shelved tabling of the much-publicised Bill.
“I do not think the time was right to introduce this Bill.”
“There has been a lot of complaints that the legislature is overloaded affecting the wage bill.”
“What the citizens are saying is not what politicians are saying,” he said.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto, backed by all leaders in the opposition had appealed to MPs in their respective parties to vote for the gender parity Bill which seeks to increase the number of women in Parliament.
However, the MPs defied their leaders on Wednesday opting to stay away during the vote, a move that forced Leader of Majority in Parliament, Aden Duale, to seek its deferment over a quorum hitch.
The Bill will be introduced in the House again in February 2019.