Nairobi, Oct. 13 -- Civil society groups yesterday failed to barricade Parliament to force its dissolution but instead served the House leadership with a notice for MPs to vacate the building by yesterday.

Members of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) council, the United Green Movement and a women rights group staged a protest march to force the dissolution, arguing that the term of the 12th Parliament lapsed in line with the advisory issued by the Chief Justice calling for its dissolution over failure to enact the two-thirds gender rule.

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Promising a bite but delivering an empty bark, the group appears to have mellowed when they finally met National Assembly Clerk Michae...