Clean Water and Food Safety for All Kenyans – Enshrined in the New Constitution

Disorder and chaos has plagued Kenya for as long as Kenya has existed as a country. But that doesn’t mean that the government hasn’t made efforts in stemming this tide of conflict, social inequality, and scourge of corruption through constitutional reform. Kenya has in fact ratified a new constitution on 2010, which has since superseded …

How the Kenyan Constitution Tries to Sort Out the Problematic Agricultural Sector

As a country whose 75% of its populace rely on subsistence agriculture, Kenya has more than its share of citizens working in the sector. It is no secret that it is Kenya’s most important economic sector, in that regard – in fact, it is many a family’s way of life, engrained in Kenyan culture as …

Human Rights as Applied in the New Kenyan Constitution of 2010

Kenya has had issues with its human rights record – this is largely due in part due to political disorder and unrest with its fractious system and flawed democracy. And this, unsurprisingly, has led to a breakdown in the treatment of human rights all over the land – many people are starving, dying, and do …

The Constitution and its New Provisions on Criminalizing Animal Rights

  Kenya’s constitution promulgated in 2010 covers animal rights both domestic and wild animals. In Chapter 5 Part 2 (Environment and Natural Resources), the constitution obligates the state to protect biodiversity. The Fourth Schedule further explains the roles of the two levels of government in promoting animal welfare. The national government is responsible for protection …

Addressing the Question of Health through the Constitution

Kenya is a country not without its own pressing health crises. On the other hand, it’s also a country that boasts of a rich alternative medicine practice, coupled with that of conventional Western medical practices. But health care is never enough. Thankfully, the new Kenyan constitution offers provisions in order to improve health care for …

Kenya’s New Constitution in Action: In Sport

  The New Kenyan constitution (2010) mandates both county and national governments to address sports issues under the Fourth Schedule. This covers devolution and responsibilities of the two levels of government. Kenya is a sports powerhouse with worldwide fame in athletics, rugby, and volleyball. The new constitution is broad enough to ensure that sports are …

The Kenyan Constitution’s Enhanced Focus on Protecting Environmental Rights

The 2010 Kenyan constitution was hailed as progressive for dealing with issues rarely addressed by national law. Issues of land and environment are addressed in Part2 of Chapter 5 of the Kenyan Constitution. The state has an obligation to protect the environment as well as protect the rights of the people in regards to their …

Beating Poverty through the Constitution

  Kenya is undoubtedly one of the more interesting countries in Africa that seems to be gifted with all the necessary ingredients to experience a taste of rare economic prosperity – what with its young and burgeoning population, its English-speaking capability, and its considerable natural resources – but frustratingly its potential remains untapped due to …

Five Fundamental Human Rights that are Guaranteed under the New Kenyan Constitution

Fundamental and essential human rights in Kenya are covered in Chapter 4 of the Kenyan constitution that came into effect in 2010. The bill of rights is one of the most comprehensive in the world covering basic, social-political and economic rights. Part 2 of Chapter 4 covers rights and fundamental freedoms. And undoubtedly, 5 of …