Constitution of Kenya

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The Constitution of Kenya is the supreme law of the Republic of Kenya.wikipedia
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2010 Kenyan constitutional referendum

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The constitution was presented to the Attorney General of Kenya on 7 April 2010, officially published on 6 May 2010, and was subjected to a referendum on 4 August 2010.
Voters were asked whether they approved of a proposed new constitution, which had been passed by the National Assembly on 1 April 2010.

Constitution of Kenya (1963)

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The 2010 edition replaced the 1963 independence constitution.
Under the Constitution of Kenya, the British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, was represented as head of state by a Governor-General of Kenya.

Kenya

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The Constitution of Kenya is the supreme law of the Republic of Kenya.
The current constitution was adopted in 2010 to replace the 1963 independence constitution.

Counties of Kenya

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The counties of Kenya (Kaunti za Kenya) are geographical units envisioned by the 2010 Constitution of Kenya as the units of devolved government.

Sub-Counties of Kenya

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Except for the parts which fall under urban areas, sub-counties will coincide with the constituencies created under article 89 of the Constitution of Kenya.

Judicial Service Commission (Kenya)

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The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) of Kenya is established under Article 171 of the Constitution of Kenya.

Constitutional reforms in Kenya

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constitutional reforms involving wholly new texts since gaining independence: in 1969 and in 2010.

Cabinet of Kenya

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The executive at the top most levels will be constituted of a president, deputy president and the Cabinet.
The 2010 Constitution of Kenya allows a maximum of 22 ministries.

Commander-in-chief

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Chapter 131 of the Constitution of Kenya identifies the president as the Commander-in-Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces and the chairperson of the National Security Council.

Kadhi courts

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The remaining contentious issues primarily concern abortion, Kadhi courts and land reform.
In May 2010, a three-judge bench of the High Court ruled that the inclusion of Kadhi courts in current Constitution was illegal and discriminatory.

Constitution

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The Constitution of Kenya is the supreme law of the Republic of Kenya.

Attorney general

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The constitution was presented to the Attorney General of Kenya on 7 April 2010, officially published on 6 May 2010, and was subjected to a referendum on 4 August 2010.

Majimbo

Majimboism
These changes included: changing the structure of the state from a federal, or Majimbo system, to a unitary system; creating a unicameral instead of bicameral legislature; changing from a parliamentary to a semi-presidential system with a powerful presidency; and reducing the protections of the bill of rights.

Cold War

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The demand for a new constitution to replace the 1969 text with a more democratic system began in the early 1990s, with the end of the Cold War and democratic changes taking place elsewhere in Africa.

Orange Democratic Movement

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The Liberal Democratic Party faction of the government, led by Raila Odinga, and supported by KANU led a successful 'No' vote against the amended Bomas Draft (called the Wako draft after the alleged mastermind of the changes).

Raila Odinga

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The Liberal Democratic Party faction of the government, led by Raila Odinga, and supported by KANU led a successful 'No' vote against the amended Bomas Draft (called the Wako draft after the alleged mastermind of the changes).

Kenya African National Union

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The Liberal Democratic Party faction of the government, led by Raila Odinga, and supported by KANU led a successful 'No' vote against the amended Bomas Draft (called the Wako draft after the alleged mastermind of the changes).

Amos Wako

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The Liberal Democratic Party faction of the government, led by Raila Odinga, and supported by KANU led a successful 'No' vote against the amended Bomas Draft (called the Wako draft after the alleged mastermind of the changes).

African Union

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A deadlock only finally broken by the intervention of the African Union through a mediation team headed by Kofi Annan, following the outbreak of serious post-election violence in early 2008.

Kofi Annan

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A deadlock only finally broken by the intervention of the African Union through a mediation team headed by Kofi Annan, following the outbreak of serious post-election violence in early 2008.

2007–2008 Kenyan crisis

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A deadlock only finally broken by the intervention of the African Union through a mediation team headed by Kofi Annan, following the outbreak of serious post-election violence in early 2008.

10th Parliament of Kenya

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The Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) revised the draft and returned the draft to the Committee of Experts who published a Proposed Constitution on 23 February 2010 that was presented to Parliament for final amendments if necessary.