As proposed amendments to Kenya's constitution go before parliament, critics question public hearings

By Allan Mungai, 22 March
Parliament of Kenya (photo credit: Richard Portsmouth/flickr)
Parliament of Kenya (photo credit: Richard Portsmouth/flickr)
The Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill, 2020, which underwent public participation last week, will not be tabled today at the National Assembly and Senate for the Second Reading. [ . . . ] A joint National Assembly and Senate Justice and Legal Affairs Committee co-chaired by Nyamira Senator Okong’o Omogeni and Kangema MP Muturi Kigano held public hearings on the amendment proposed through the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and lobby group Linda Katiba, who have expressed their reservations. But the public participation exercise is coming under scrutiny amid questions of its importance since no changes can be made to the proposals made to Parliament.
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