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Citizen, dual citizen, citizen by birth explained

Citizen, dual citizen, citizen by birth explained

Whether people should be allowed to be a Kenyan and a something else as well (Ugandan, American, British or Somali, etc), or allowed to hold a public office and also be a foreigner, were tough…
Proposal to have police, NIS, DPP in Power of Mercy panel misconceived, unconstitutional

Proposal to have police, NIS, DPP in Power of Mercy panel misconceived, unconstitutional

Recently, newspapers carried a story about police suspicions that prisoners had been bribing prison officials to get onto a list of those to get a presidential “pardon”. Among the issues, the newspapers said, were that…
Houses of Parliament should be viewed as equals and collaborate

Houses of Parliament should be viewed as equals and collaborate

The question of the Senate has become topical again. First the Thirdway Alliance – in its people’s initiative (see last week) — has proposed greatly strengthening the Senate. Second, MP Cecily Mbarire (“nominated” as people…
Has the Constitution failed or it’s the implementers? Kenyans have their say

Has the Constitution failed or it’s the implementers? Kenyans have their say

The words, “having participated fully in the making of this Constitution” in the preamble of the Constitution ring loud on the nature of the  2010 Constitution. The same preamble talks of “the aspirations of all…
Why the Constitution is not like a computer programme

Why the Constitution is not like a computer programme

This week Katiba Institute, with the cooperation of various civil society organisations, held a one-day event at Ufungamano Hall, on an “Audit of the Constitution”. We are not talking about whether money has been spent…