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Category : Constitutional Review
MPs to Give Priority to Devolution Bills, Says Mudavadi The Star, Pg 20
Friday, 30 Sep 2011

Musalia Mudavadi has said MPs will prioritize devolution Bills when they resume sittings on October 11th. He said devolution was an important part of the new constitution and urged the MPs to be careful when debating the Bills.

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Kenyans not MPs have Final Say on Law Changes, CIC Says The People, Pg 6
Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011

CIC Chair Charles Nyachae has said the commission will block the move by cabinet to set the date for the general elections. CIC also said that it is the Supreme Court that will determine the date of the next general elections and not parliament. He said the commission will therefore petition the

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Church Opposes Change of Poll Date by Cabinet The People, Pg 16
Monday, 26 Sep 2011

The Catholic Church will not support decision to amend the date of the next election in the constitution. Bishop Cornelius Korir said the cabinet is sending the wrong message by changing the date from August to December. He therefore wants the elections to be held in August and not December.

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CIC Says 12 Laws do not Conform to Constitution Saturday Standard, Pg 7
Saturday, 24 Sep 2011

CIC has raised concern that 12 legislations do not conform to the letter and spirit of the constitution. The provisions are either in conflict or can bring conflict with the constitution. The commission has therefore proposed amendments to various clauses in the Elections Act, Political Parties A

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Opposition to Amend New Constitution is Insincere Sunday Standard, Pg 15
Sunday, 25 Sep 2011

Charles Kanjama says the constitution has ambiguities and inconsistencies which will be exposed with more cultural changes. The constitution can be changed by amending it or through court ruling on its intepretation. The document should be amended when necessary to ensure it satisfies Kenyans and

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Affirmative Action could Favor the Advantaged Sunday Standard, Pg 29
Sunday, 25 Sep 2011

George Marenya says affirmative action is meant to incorporate every sector of our society and bring up the less and disadvantaged members of  the society. It may however end up favoring the already advantaged if the formula and criteria is mishandled. This is reflected in the ruling by the

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Dawn of New Era for Auditor General Office Sunday Standard, Pg 10
Sunday, 25 Sep 2011

The Kenya National Budget Office (KNBO) will soon change its operations to ensure that all Kenyans are aware of its operations as it seeks accountability and transparency of public resources. There will be a paradigm shift in its operations but Kenyans should be positive that the new audit body w

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Rethinking the Role of County Co-Ordinators Sunday Nation, Pg 29
Sunday, 25 Sep 2011

Obuya Bagaka says the role of county co-ordinators transcends beyond assisting in the transition process to being permanent central government managers responsible for the provision of national functions at the county level. They should however reinvent themselves by changing their orientation to

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