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The Kenya Women Parliamentary Association (KEWOPA), has threatened to boycott the calls to amend the constitution. This is after the vote to pass the two-thirds gender bill flopped for the fourth time following quorum hitch in the national assembly.

The MPs were expected to vote for the bill on Wednesday but the motion was lost after only 174 MPs out of the 233 required to participate in the voting were in the chambers. This prompted Speaker Justin Muturi to declare the motion lost as voting would not proceed with no quorum.

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Chairperson Women Caucus Alice Wahome said Majority leader Aden Duale was the one to blame for the fate of the bill.

The Kandara member of parliament said as the owner of the bill, Duale did not put in more commitment to mobilise especially his male counterparts to vote for the bill.

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