Katiba Corner

KATIBA: The Handshake, Building Bridges, and Bomas

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“Raila team asks for one-term president” said the Star when reporting the submission it said was to be made by ODM to the Building Bridges Initiative or the Handshake team. […]
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The elderly have rights, too

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You may be unaware that there is before the Senate the Care and Protection of Older Members of Society Bill. It has had its second reading (the main debate on […]
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Should constitutional system of the Executive be amended?

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The first politician who argued emphatically to the Constitution of Kenya Review Commission for abolition of the executive presidency (“imperial presidency” as he called it) was Mwai Kibaki, then Leader […]
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The kind of police the Constitution envisaged

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What are police for? The Constitution says how the police should do what they do (respecting human rights, with integrity, without corruption, professionally, and while fostering relationships – presumably good ones – […]
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Moi Day an anomaly, insult to those who suffered under him

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So Moi Day is still a public holiday! As usual, it is interesting to track through the various constitution drafts. In 2002 the Constitution of Kenya Review Commission did not […]
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KATIBA: Is it time to change the Constitution or reflect on it?

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The public and the media are showing much interest in the Constitution. To some extent it may be that people’s expectations of the Constitution have not, or only partially, met. […]
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Reforming criminal procedure for effective law enforcement

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Kenyans are currently very focussed on criminal law ― and whether it will do justice to various prominent people accused of corruption, and worse, and to the people of Kenya […]
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KATIBA: The pros and cons of proportional representation

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Last Saturday in the Siasa pullout, Martin Ogindo assumed that proportional representation (PR) is necessarily better than our current election system. But first, what is PR? Its point is to […]
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