Implementing National Security: Challenges And Resistance By Tom Kagwe

Kenyans realise that ‘national security’ has been used as an excuse for stifling opposition, detaining suspects without trial, even torture and inhuman and degrading treatment to individuals and groups that the government dislikes. Despite the constitution, the state continues to commit atrocities reminiscent of the Wagalla massacre and the shifta …

Women’s Rights And The Constitution By Jill Cottrell Ghai

In discussing women and the Constitution, most attention has been paid to representation of women in Parliament and the county assemblies, and above all the general “principle that not more than two-thirds of the members of elective or appointive bodies shall be of the same gender” (Article 27(8)) and Article …

People United Or Divided? The Challenge Of Pluralism By Yash Pal Ghai

The scourge of ethnicity Last week Waikwa Wanyoike discussed the role that people play in the implementation of the constitution, pointing out that their effectiveness was negated by their preoccupation with ethnicity or tribalism. We are not, and have never been, a united people. At first the colonists divided Kenya’s …