The two-thirds gender rule is not enforceable, Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has told Chief Justice David Maraga.
According to the legislator, should the law be enacted, the number of MPs will go up from 349 to 650 on account of gender only.
“More importantly the women I represent told me extra nominations for handbag carrying, perennial seminar attendees are not a priority over water, roads, schools, hospitals, fertilizers etc.
“They told me they have no problem with nominating persons with proven disabilities but being a woman was NOT one of them,” he said.
He wondered which constituencies will be reserved for women and which ones for the men.
“This Constitution vs Conscience question requires a 5 judge High Court Bench and a fully constituted Supreme Court to rule on whether a constitution can overpower the people of Gatundu South whom I represent and my conscience to force me to vote in a certain way. It is the biggest constitutional issue of our times,” he added.
On Monday, National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi objected calls by Maraga for President Uhuru Kenyatta to dissolve Parliament.
The President of the Supreme Court of Kenya advised the Head of State to dissolve the August House over its failure to enact legislation required to implement the two-thirds gender rule.