National Gender and Equality Commission (NGEC) has threatened to move to court if political parties fail to amend party lists to meet the gender threshold.
The commission expressed concerns that none of the 56 political parties who submitted party lists complied with the various requirements of the law.
Further the commission regretted that if the lists submitted to IEBC by political parties are admitted as they are there is a likelihood that two members of the same gender will be nominated thereby offending the principle of gender balance
Addressing a news conference yesterday NGEC chairperson Winnie Lichuma said that despite the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) asking parties to amend the lists the parties took the opportunity not only to review the list but rearranged the names in the list without justification.
According to Lichuma the issue of the revised list has resulted to numerous complaints filled by the special interest groups at the political parties dispute tribunal.
She said: “ the NGEC has heard constant engagements with IEBC who have informed us that none of the 56 political parties who submitted party lists complied with the various requirements a of the law.”
Lichuma said that it is regrettable that despite the special seats being a reserve for the special inter