Following the promulgation of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010, in August 27th 2010 by His Excellency, former President Mwai Kibaki, the implementation process started in earnest. This was formally kicked off by issuance by the Office of the Permanent Secretary, Secretary to the Cabinet and the Head of Public Service of the Process Circular outlining the role of Government institutions and the CIC in the process of implementing the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 sometimes in May, 2011.
Milestones in Constitutional Implementation
Good quality legislation is one of the most fundamental tenets of any modern and civilized democratic society. The process of developing such legislation is as critical as the product. The Constitution of Kenya, 2010, heralded various changes in the legislative process in Kenya. Among these are:
- A Bicameral Parliament consisting of the National Assembly and the Senate;
- Creation of 47 County Assemblies in each of the 47 counties; and
- The requirement for public participation in policy making and legislation.
The key achievements of the KLRC are outlined here: