The promise of democracy and the reality of politics

The promise of democracy and the reality of politics

1.Promise of democracy An overarching theme of the 2010 constitution is democracy. Perhaps no other constitution in the world has paid so much attention to democracy. A significant part of it defines it, and an…
Community Lands’ Less About Saving The Past Than Securing The Future By Liz Alden Wily

Community Lands’ Less About Saving The Past Than Securing The Future By Liz Alden Wily

Kenya’s new constitution provides for ‘community lands’. Group ranches and trust lands will be vested in communities. But why, some ponder, would modern citizens want to own land as communities? Is the constitution protecting old…
Role Of Civil Society In implementing Constitution: The Struggle Continues By BY Wanjiru Gikonyo

Role Of Civil Society In implementing Constitution: The Struggle Continues By BY Wanjiru Gikonyo

In considering the role of civil society in the implementation of the constitution, it is important to appreciate civil society’s contribution in the wider democratisation process… But first we need to appreciate there is no…

How The Constitution Makers Planned For Its Implementation By Yash Pal Ghai

Some members of the Constitution Kenya Review Commission were concerned that the kind of transformative constitution that its terms of reference required – and the public wanted – would be quickly dismantled by Kenyan politicians…
Implementing National Security: Challenges And Resistance By Tom Kagwe

Implementing National Security: Challenges And Resistance By Tom Kagwe

Kenyans realise that ‘national security’ has been used as an excuse for stifling opposition, detaining suspects without trial, even torture and inhuman and degrading treatment to individuals and groups that the government dislikes. Despite the…