The history of constitutional reform in Kenya

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Constitution Making From The Middle
By Judith Achieng', IPS, 16 February 1999. A new book highlights the plight of the Kenyan civil society whose efforts to bring about constitutional reforms have met with obstacles from president Daniel rap Moi's ruling Kenya African National Union (KANU) party.
Constitutional Crisis Threatens To Tear Kenya Apart
By Tervil Okoko, PANA, 16 July 2000. Kenya is facing a constitutional showdown of such a magnitude as the country has never witnessed before. The current constitution is too old and has been overtaken by events; it was formulated in Britain in 1963 and still smacks of colonialism. About three years ago Kenyans decided to review the constitution. Moi and his party, sensing heavy losses in the resultant constitution, scuttled the project and decided that it be done by parliament.
Minister Rejects House Law Team
The Nation (Nairobi), 13 November 2000. An Assistant Minister has rejected the Constitution of Kenya Review Commission, saying it was not representative of all the country&s ethnic communities. He suggested that the number of commissioners be raised from 15 to 42 and be drawn from every community in the country.
Faction Threatens Parallel Review
By Chege Wa Gachamba and Maguta Kimemia, The Nation (Nairobi), 25 March 2001. A break-away faction of the Ufungamano Initiative threatens to launch a rival constitutional review process. Opposition leader Mwai Kibaki told off those criticising the merger between the Ufungamano and parliamentary initiatives.
A New Dawn in Limbo?
The East African (Nairobi), 14 May 2001. Parliament eventually paved the way for two rival groups to merge, and barring President Moi's veto on the review bills, Kenya should have a new constitution before the general election in December next year. A crucial rider added with parliament's passage of the reform bills was that the National Assembly's life—or President Moi's tenure—will not be extended to accommodate the review process.
Is Majimbo Federalism? Constitutional Debate in a Tribal Shark-Tank
By Peter Kagwanja and Willy Mutunga, The Nation (Nairobi) 20 May 2001. The majimbo debate is finally coming home to roost against the backdrop of passage of the Constitution of Kenya Review (Amendment) Bill that legalized part of the merger agreements between the Ufungamano initiative and the [Yash] Ghai Commission. It is not clear whether Majimboism—a Swahili word which means administrative units or regions—is the same as federalism.