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Category : Constitutional Review
Ghaii Says Polls should Held in Early 2013 The Standard, Pg 4
Friday, 07 Oct 2011

Prof. Yash Pal Ghai says the next general elections should be held in 2013 since transitional clauses of the constitution state that the current parliament shall live to its full term. He however said he preferred elections in August next year but said if they are held in August, MPs will continu

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Mutula Tells CIC to Stop Opposing Change of Election Date The Star, Pg 5
Friday, 07 Oct 2011

Justice Minister Mutula Kilonzo has urged CIC to stop opposing the changing of election date from August to December. Mutula said the creation of 80 new constituencies and dealing with legal challenges to the new units will take the nation up to July 2012. He said this will leave the IEBC with a

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Listing of Wealth will Curb Graft, Panel Told Daily Nation, Pg 8
Thursday, 06 Oct 2011

Mr. Ibrahim Ibrahim who appeared before the Administrative Justice Select Panel recommended that an annual delcaration of wealth by public officers should be enforced to reduce corruption. Also interviewed was lawyer Mathew Kimanzi who said lack of national values in the former constitution allow

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Constitution being Derailed - Ababu The Star, Pg 19
Tuesday, 04 Oct 2011

Budalangi MP Ababu Namwamba has alleged a plot by a section of politicians to propose certain amendment to the constitution for their selfish interest. He accused those who opposed the constitution for plotting to derail its full implementation. Ababu added that the group has teamed with with tho

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Secret Interviews Raise Eyebrows The Standard, Pg 11
Wednesday, 05 Oct 2011

The secrecy in which interviews for members of the yet to be formed Administrative Justice Commission are being conducted is raising concerns. This is because other processes under the new constitution have lived to transparency as enshrined in the constitution. Public participation has also been

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Draft NSIS Bill is a Draconian Piece of Legislation; Kenyans must Reject it Daily Nation, Pg 13
Wednesday, 05 Oct 2011

Atunga Atuti O. J says the National Security Intelligence Service Bill is a dangerous piece of legislation. The draft law is opaque and does not resonate with the new constitution as it does not present much progression in tandem with the new constitution. The Bill negates the gains made and days

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Judges Throw Out Plea on CIC Daily Nation, Pg 37
Saturday, 01 Oct 2011

A petition seeking to compel the government to pay CIC members has been dismissed. A panel of three High Court judges ruled that the petition raised no constitutional issue and was premature. Lawyer Kerosi Ondieki lodged the petition because his rights and those of the public had been allegedly v

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Nyaga Dismisses One Third Gender Requirement in House Daily Nation, Pg 36
Thursday, 29 Sep 2011

Cooperative Minister Joseph Nyaga has dismissed as unattainable a requirement that the country elects at least a third of either gender to parliament. He said history has shown that the nation cannot achieve this constitutional requirement. Nyaga therefore wants parliament to approve the constitu

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