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Final Draft Of Kenyan Constitution Published

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posted on Aug, 23 2005 @ 08:46 PM
Despite the outbreak of violence in July over alleged unfairness in the drafting process, Kenya has now published the final draft of its new constitution. A referendum on the new constitution is to be held within 90 days. Kenya's constitution has not seen major alteration since it was first adopted in 1963 after independence from Britain. Critics claim that the constitution leaves the prime minister's office far too weak, and does little to weaken President Mwai Kibaki, who helped draft the 1963 constitution.
The final draft of a historic constitution for Kenya aimed at fighting corruption and nepotism has been published by the government.
Critics say the first new constitution in more than 40 years fails to curb the powers of President Mwai Kibaki.

Violent street protests took place in July over the allegedly unfair handling of the constitution-writing process.

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I have a keen interest in African affairs. I feel that the African continent has essentially sat out the last 60 years of world history with the end of national colonialism and the birth of corporate trade practices which in effect do not differ much from colonialism. Something has to come of Africa though. Stable governments which enjoy the support of the people and have the strength to build local economies are absolutely vital. The course that events such as this take will dictate the future of vast reserves of resources which will have huge implications for the global strategic situation.

[edit on 10-9-2005 by DJDOHBOY]


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