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The Constitutional Review Cases: Emerging Issues in Kenyan Jurisprudence

East African Law Journal, Vol. 2, 2005

29 Pages Posted: 11 May 2010  

Muthomi Thiankolu

Mohammed Muigai Advocates

Date Written: May 2005

Abstract

This article analyzes the decisions of the Kenyan High Court in two landmark cases challenging the constitutional review/reform process in Kenya. It identifies the factors leading to the clamour for constitutional reform, and reviews new concepts hitherto unknown to many students of the Kenyan legal system. These novel concepts include the constituent power of the people, popular sovereignty, judicialisation of politics, constitutional values and principles and limitations on judicial and legilative powers.

Keywords: constitutional interpretation, judicialisation of politics, constituent power of the people, sovereignty, constitutional values and principles

Suggested Citation

Thiankolu, Muthomi, The Constitutional Review Cases: Emerging Issues in Kenyan Jurisprudence (May 2005). East African Law Journal, Vol. 2, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1601312

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