The elderly have rights, too

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 general principles). This private member’s Bill is intended to give effect to Article 57 of the Constitution. What does that …

Should constitutional system of the Executive be amended?

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 of the Opposition. I was pleased to hear his change of heart, for he had had some role in the …

The kind of police the Constitution envisaged

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 – with society) but not what they do. The Constitution of Kenya Review Commission (CKRC) CKRC draft in 2002 said their …