Grass-roots social movement organizations will officially partner with Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the promulgation of Kenya’s 2010 constitution.
The 5th anniversary of the constitution comes amidst renewed efforts by the jubilee regime to enact several laws seen as deviating from letter and spirit of the constitution. It also happens when members of parliament are mauling over extending legislative deadlines set in passing several constitutional laws.
The group which include Coalition for Constitution Implementation, Unga Revolution, Slum Dwellers Association of Kenya, Bunge La Mwananchi among others are launching a series of events which will culminate in the hosting of Katiba Day in the first week of September.
According to sources privy to the goings on, the group met ODM officials to seek for ways of mutual partnership in pushing for full implementation of the constitution.
“The goal of marking the Katiba Week shall be to highlight the obstacles facing the implementation process from a perspective of Land, Security, Corruption (Leadership and Integrity), Electoral Reforms and Public Participation and to create a united front of Kenyans that can clamour full and proper implementation of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and also to push for enactment of pending laws dealing with the issues e.g. Community Land Bill 2013, the Evictions and Resettlement Bill and the Public Participation Bill among others” reads a statement from the group.