What is a constitution?
A constitution is a set of rules which govern a country.
THE CONSTITUTION OF KENYA
The first constitution was written in Lancaster, Britain, in 1962. The constitution has been changed many times since then. The constitution we have now was started in 2010.
Major elements of the constitution
- Chapter I: Sovereignty of the people and Supremacy of the constitution
- Chapter II: The Republic
- Chapter III: citizenship
- Chapter IV: Bill of rights
- Chapter V: Land and Environment
- Chapter VI: Leadership and integrity
- Chapter VII: Representation of the people
- Chapter VIII: Legislature
- Chapter IX :The Executive
- Chapter X : Judiciary
- Chapter XI: Devolved Government
- Chapter XII: Public Finance
- Chapter XIII: The Public Service
- Chapter XIV: National Security
- Chapter XV: Commissions and Independent Offices
- Chapter XVI: Amendment
- Chapter XVII: General Provisions
- Chapter XVIII: Transitional and Consequential Provision
Sovereignity , Kenya belongs to Kenyans
The republic, our leader is the president
Citizenship, we are Kenyans and belong to Kenya
The bill of rights, we enjoy freedoms
In the bill of rights, we enjoy rights and freedoms
- Health care
- Clean environment
Other chapters deal with the way the government is formed and the way the government should conduct itself.
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