Making and Remaking Kenya's Constitution

31 Pages Posted: 9 Aug 2021

Date Written: July 21, 2021


Kenya has undergone two major processes of constitutional review since 2000. In 2013 a new Constitution was adopted. Nonetheless it is currently considering a raft of constitutional amendments that would change the 2013 Constitution in fundamental ways. This chapter outlines the different processes followed to secure constitutional change and explores their successes and failures. A key question that runs through the chapter is how agreement that satisfies both the political elite and citizens generally can be reached on fundamental constitutional change.

Keywords: Kenya; constitution-making; comparative constitutional law

Suggested Citation

Murray, Christina, Making and Remaking Kenya's Constitution (July 21, 2021). Available at SSRN: or

Christina Murray (Contact Author)

University of Cape Town ( email )

3rd Floor, leslie Commerce Building
Engineering Mall, Upper Campus
Cape Town, Western Cape 8000
South Africa

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