- President Ruto announced last week that plans are underway to introduce the bill in Parliament that will see the number of women legislators go up.
- He said that in a year or a year and a half, two-thirds will have been met by an additional 25 to 28 women MPs.
National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula has said that the 13th Parliament will actualise the two-thirds gender rule.
Wetangula told Kenyans that the current Parliament will be the first to make that happen.
"I want to assure Kenyans that in Parliament we have a debate going on brought by the President to ensure that this Parliament achieves the two-thirds gender rule," he said.
He was speaking at the People Dialogue Festival held at the Nairobi National Museum on Wednesday.
President William Ruto announced last week that there are plans underway to introduce the bill in Parliament that will see the number of women legislators go up.
He said that in the next four months, the bill will be introduced and in a year or a year and a half, two-thirds will have been met.
"We are going to have between 25 and 28 women in the next year joining our national assembly so that they can provide the much-needed women's leadership in the Republic of Kenya in Kenya," he said.
Rights groups had been grumbling for a long time that the President had or upheld the constitutional two-thirds principle for gender parity nor had he upheld his promise of 50/50 state appointments.
However, Women's Rights Advisor to the President, Harriett Chiggai, said that the President has every intention of fulfilling his campaign promise.