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The Taskforce on Policy, Legal, Institutional and Administrative Reforms regarding Intersex Persons in Kenya was formed by the Attorney General in May 2017. The membership of the Taskforce is drawn from various institutions including Kenya Law Reform Commission (KLRC), Office of the Attorney General & Department of Justice, Directorate of Immigration & Registration of Persons, National Gender and Equality CommissionKenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) and the CRADLE. The Taskforce has the following mandate:

  1. Compile comprehensive data regarding the number, distribution and challenges of Intersex persons;
  2. Undertake comprehensive literature review based on a comparative approach to care, treatment and protection of Intersex persons;
  3. Examine the existing policy, institutional, legislative, medical and administrative structures and systems governing Intersex persons;
  4. Recommend comprehensive reforms to safeguard the interests of Intersex persons;
  5. Develop a prioritized implementation matrix clearly stating the immediate, medium and long term reforms governing the Intersex persons; and
  6. Undertake any other activities required for the effective discharge of its mandate.

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.

The Case For Reform Of The Tribunal System


At a time when Kenyans are striving to reform the judiciary, among other institutions, to ensure greater access to justice for majority of the citizens, it is imperative that we examine how Tribunals have fared in resolving disputes either between citizens inter se or between citizens and government departments in Kenya. Tribunals normally address issues of administrative justice, which would otherwise end up for adjudication and resolution by the ordinary courts. To the extent that Tribunals are an important alternative forum to the regular courts for remedying citizen’s grievances and addressing administrative justice issues, it is important to evaluate how they have discharged their critical mandate.

The Kenya Law Reform Commission is obligated by section 5 (6) (b) of the sixth schedule to the Constitution to cooperate, work together and co-ordinate with the Commission for the implementation of the Constitution and the Attorney-General in preparing and tabling in parliament, the legislation required in implementing the Constitution. This is in addition to other values and principles enshrined in the Constitution that the Kenya Law Reform Commission must ensure are adhered to in the preparation of critical legislation required to implement the Constitution both at the National and County levels of Government.

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