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Author Oyaya, Charles Omondi, author

Title The making of the Constitution of Kenya : a century of struggle and quest for legitimacy / Charles O. Oyaya and Nana K. Poku
Published London : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource
Series Contemporary African politics series ; 10
Contemporary African politics series ; 10
Contents Preface -- The Constitution and constitutional theory -- Kenya's constitutional foundation -- The road to the independence constitution -- Post-independence constitutional amendments and reversal of constitutional gains -- Towards democratic constitutional reforms in Kenya -- The Constitution of Kenya review process and the challenges of constitution making in peacetime -- Cataclysm of constitutional change and completion of the Constitution of Kenya review process -- The consolidation of the Constitution of Kenya and future challenges
Summary "Kenya, like the rest of Africa, has gone through three sets of constitutional crises. The first related to the trauma of colonialism and struggle for independence. The second a period of constitutional dictatorship and the clamor for reform. The third, most recent crisis, being one of identity, legitimacy and the inability of the state to discharge its functions which has resulted in civil unrest, violent ethnic conflicts, poverty, social exclusion and inequality. The Making of the Constitution of Kenya examines the processes, issues and challenges of constitution making, governance and legitimacy in that country and the lessons that can be learned for others on the continent. Equipping the reader with a sound historical perspective on constitutional developments and the crisis of constitutional legitimacy in Kenya it gives an invaluable insight into the normative and political complexities involved in evolving a truly democratic and widely acceptable constitutional order in Africa."--Publisher's summary
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed May 16, 2018)
Subject Kenya. Constitution (1963)
Kenya. Constitution (1969)
Kenya. Constitution (2010)
Constitution (Kenya : 1963)
Constitution (Kenya : 1969)
Constitution (Kenya : 2010)
Constitutional history -- Kenya
Constitutional law -- Philosophy
Constitutional history.
Constitutional law -- Philosophy.
LAW / Constitutional
LAW / Public
Form Electronic book
Author Poku, Nana, 1971- author
ISBN 1315573539 (electronic bk.)
9781315573533 (electronic bk.)