Kenya’s Committee of Experts (COE) ought to be congratulated for helping midwife the birth of a new Kenya. The committee that comprised nine experts and two ex officio members sanctioned by an Act of parliament to spearhead the realization of the new constitution will go down in the history of Kenya as having accorded the country an opportunity to realize a two decade dream of a new constitution. The promulgation of the new constitution demonstrated that with will and resolve, the country can make digital strides forward.
Although the Parliamentary Constitutional Implementation Oversight Committee, has assured the country that they don’t intend to breach any of the timelines provided in the constitution, disagreements between coalition partners, party succession wrangles and whipping of tribal emotions, if not checked, will adversely affect the implementation progress.
Kenya ought to know that it is being watched closely by Sudan, which will hold a referendum soon, and Zimbabwe’s coalition government. A bad move will impact negatively on the democratic aspirations of these countries.
The African Executive urges Parliament to remain committed to the strict deadlines set out in the Constitution; compromise in settling disputes and accommodate diverse views. Since Kenya’s citizenry pushed for the adoption of this constitution, they ought to guard against political maneuvers that will derail their dream by exerting persistent civic pressure to ensure that all deadlines are met.
On the other hand, The African Executive applauds Chile’s 33 trapped miners for their undying spirit in the bowels of the earth and their government, for its frantic effort to ensure their rescue. May all of them be retrieved safely.
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