Constitution

The 2010 Constitution of Kenya, currently in force, replaced the 1969 constitution, that itself had replaced the 1963 independence constitution.The Constitution of Kenya was the final document resulting from the revision of the Harmonized draft constitution ofKenyawritten by the Committee of Experts initially released to the public on 17 November 2009 so that the public could debate the document and then parliament could decide whether to subject it to a referendum in June 2010. The public was given 30 days to scrutinise the draft and forward proposals and amendments to their respective members of parliament, after which a revised draft was presented to the Parliamentary Committee on 8 January 2010. The Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) revised the draft and returned the draft to the Committee of Expertswho published a Proposed Constitution on 23 February 2010 that was presented toParliamentfor final amendments if necessary.

After failing to incorporate over 150 amendments to the proposed constitution, parliament unanimously approved the proposed constitution on 1 April 2010. The proposed constitution was presented to theAttorney General of Kenya on 7 April 2010, officially published on 6 May 2010, and was subjected to areferendumon 4 August 2010.The new Constitution was approved by 67% of Kenyan voters.

Click Here for  The Constitution of Kenya 2010.