Created: Monday, 20 February 2017
Kenya`s budget 2015/2016 was the highest in the country`s history and was presented 3 months shy of the 5th anniversary of the promulgation of our Constitution on August 27th 2010. It is worth to noting that around Kshs. 154 billion was allocated to the Governance, Justice, Law and Order Sectors signaling the Government's commitment to maintain the pace of already instituted reforms. While we take stock of progress, we must evaluate current status of reforms which is the cornerstone in the implementation of the Constitution and give feedback to Kenyans on value for money.
Indeed the implementation process has progressed despite many challenges and has made commendable strides. A myriad of governance reforms kicked off in the police, judiciary, and administration of justice as well as in other Government institutions and sectors. This requires institutions such as ours to review all the laws of Kenya to ensure that it is modernized, relevant and harmonized with the Constitution. While the record may not be as glorious as anticipated, the development of legislation required to implement the Constitution has always been completed in time to guarantee that the laws are enacted within the deadlines set out in the Fifth Schedule of the Constitution. This is critical since the implementation of our Constitution is heavily premised on policy, legislative, institutional and administrative reforms. Some of the key milestones in our view are enumerated below.
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