Op-ed: Full implementation of Kenyan constitution faces many challenges

By Ndung'u Wainaina, 24 August 2020
Nairobi, Kenya (photo credit: Ninara/flickr)
Nairobi, Kenya (photo credit: Ninara/flickr)
Kenya adopted a new Constitution in August 2010 with a view to building a new society and breaking away from the past.  The various provisions, combined, address the challenge of inequities in development, poor governance, and service delivery. The Constitution provides opportunities for better development and realization of the aspirations of the people. The new constitution which was promulgated on 27 August 2010, sought to put an end to the 1963 independence constitution which for decades served the few rather than the many. The new Constitution was approved by an overwhelming 67% of Kenyan voters. However the disagreements and impediments to its implementation continue to threaten what so many have died and suffered for. The factors undermining its application can be seen in country’s post-independence history.
Read the full article here: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation


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