Kenyan Constitution, Chapter One: The Sovereignty Of The People
By Juma / August 13, 2020 | 8:21 am
How well do you know the Constitution? Do you know that the Constitution of Kenya has all the fundamentals that you need to protect you and to hold those in leadership accountable?
The Constitution is Supreme because of the common mwananchi. All the powers are vested in the hands of the people. Let no politician lie to you.
Soko Directory is going to take you on a trip, across the Constitution of Kenya, posting it as it is, without changing anything from Monday to Friday, Chapter by Chapter, and Article by Article so that you read and be in the know.
Article 1: The Sovereign Power
- All sovereign power belongs to the people of Kenya and shall be exercised only in accordance with this Constitution.
- The people may exercise their sovereign power either directly or through their democratically elected representatives.
- Sovereign power under this Constitution is delegated to the following State organs, which shall perform their functions in accordance with this Constitution:
(a) Parliament and the legislative assemblies in the county governments;
(b) The national executive and the executive structures in the county governments; and
(c) The Judiciary and independent tribunals.
4. The sovereign power of the people is exercised at:
(a) The national level; and
(b) The county level.
Article 2: The Supreme Law
- This Constitution is the supreme law of the Republic and binds all persons and all State organs at both levels of government.
- No person may claim or exercise State authority except as authorized under this Constitution.
- The validity or legality of this Constitution is not subject to challenge by or before any court or other State organ.
- Any law, including customary law that is inconsistent with this Constitution, is void to the extent of the inconsistency, and any act or omission in contravention of this Constitution is invalid.
- The general rules of international law shall form part of the law of Kenya.
- Any treaty or convention ratified by Kenya shall form part of the law of Kenya under this Constitution.
Article 3: Obligation
- Every person has an obligation to respect, uphold, and defend this Constitution.
- Any attempt to establish a government otherwise than in compliance with this Constitution is unlawful.
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