Kisii leader Okeng'o Nyambane addressing the press has castigated the new constitution photo /Kwamboka Angira
A renowned legal practitioner and a political leader in Kisii County Okeng’o Nyambane has castigated any changes to the 2010 Kenyan constitution, Nyambane said any changes must be for the benefit of the majority and not for self-interest of a few people.
Speaking in Nyatieko Sub location Kitutu chache South Sub County in Kisii County, Nyambane said that Kenya's constitution was one of the best in Africa especially on the bill of rights, and many had used it for benchmarking.
The legal practitioner also called for use of population numbers in determining the amount of funds allocation to counties saying it would benefit the resident’s more than if land size is used to gauge.
even though the 2010 constitution was a compromise document due to the number of competing interests tabled, it has been regarded as the most progressive in Africa.
Progressively the bill of rights is my number one darling.
He noted The freedoms of expression, choice, assembly and movement have helped in democracy and development and also brought Kenyans together in one way or the other.
One cannot credit the 2010 constitution without remembering the positive effects of devolution.
“Kenyans might not see the areas that were long forgotten due to selective funding developing, “said Nyambane.
Nyambane said in many ways, the 2010 Constitution has covered good ground in terms of more accountability. Competency, responsiveness and transparency in the public service. And not dare forget the reforms in the judiciary.
I cannot claim entirely that all has been smooth. The test of loyalty has failed has been let down by parliament which is the custodian of our laws. It has initiated amendments that are contrary to the spirit of the 2010 constitution. One notably chapter that has been watered down is chapter six (integrity] and the ¾ gender rule.
"We have seen numerous attempts of subverting the constitution, all said and done What we have seen in the last years is leaders trying, often success, “said Nyambane.
He decried alleged corruption at KEMSA and called for speedy investigations and arrests of the perpetrators.
Nyambane said it was shameful for people to use health care to enrich themselves at the expense of the Kenyan’s.
Nyambane said it was immoral for anyone to use health matters to corrupt himself to riches.
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