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Amending the Kenyan Constitution by Popular Initiative

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Following the controversial Supreme Court decision on the 2013 Kenyan Elections and the unanswered questions surrounding the way the IEBC conducted elections, it is now clear that democratic gains can easily be rolled back by individuals entrusted with constitutional offices.

The time has come for Kenyans to re-assess the new Constitution in terms of its ability to assure democratic governance, transparency and accountability. The IEBC Act, the Elections Act, the Supreme Court and other courts, power of judges, the Political Parties Act, the powers of the Executive Arm, NCIC, courts, parliament, devolution, budgetary accountability/transparency, Diaspora voting, access to information etc need to be reviewed and better solutions offered to problematic areas.4 National Townhall forums are planned in USA, UK, Scandinavia and Kenya  over May/June to kick off the deliberations in the Diaspora