Kenya: Resounding Yes to New Constitution
Source: IPS News
(IPS) – Jubilant supporters say it is a new dawn for Kenya. Sixty-seven percent of votes cast endorsed a new constitution more than two decades after reform was first raised.
Speaking to IPS soon after the results were announced, Senior Counsel Paul Muite, a former member of parliament, expressed joy at the victory, equating it to the jubilation experienced when Kenya attained independence in 1963.
“This is the rebirth of the state of Kenya in the sense that expectations of independence in 1963 were never realised. Those who took over then stepped into the shoes of the colonial masters and the socio-economic benefits ended up in the hands of a few, Muite said.