The Constitution of Kenya was promulgated 5 years back in August of 2010 with much pomp and celebration. But there was still a dark side to this historic moment, there was the NO team which incredibly went on to “win” (tongue in cheek here) the election so as to champion implementing the constitution. There were also some monkey games with some folks attempting to reword the document and include some strange security provisions, to name but a few.
But by and large, the promulgation of the constitution heralded a new beginning, a new birth for the nation.
The challenge however was and still is, in its implementation. Despite numerous hurdles, the CoE designed a roadmap that would greatly assist in implementing the constitution. A lot of latitude was afforded a hopefully more empowered and forward thinking legislature so as to over a five year period enact laws that would bring into force the revamped constitution.
No-one could have foreseen the cantankerous rubble that forms the current parliament. And no one could have even imagined that they would overwhelm sound minds, and instead we have a juvenile, backward minded, tunnel visioned lot, devoid of any morals, and with a singular ambition of grabbing and amassing whatever riches they can milk out of their five year term.
It is therefore no wonder that a lot of the constitutional implementation schedules have not been met, or have been diluted, and in some cases completely reversed. As we fumble from one blunder to the next, there is really no telling what new mischief, parliament will get itself into.
We remember too clearly, how one of the last items was quickly rushed to the front of the queue, i.e the dissolution of provincial administration and to be devolved into county governments. For some reason there was an urgency to re-brand PC and DCs into their new roles of CCs and what not
This thread we will discuss and review progress made on implementing the consitution
The brief intro above segues neatly into this next posting by Adongo regarding the 1/3 gender rule that was conveniently swept under the rug, and a sofa set placed above it, and wished away. Funny thing is that 2.5 years that looked like an eternity, is suddenly at our doorsteps.