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Observations on Kenya’s Draft Constitution II: the “Birthers” were Right…

…about Barack Obama. Article 17(2) of the Draft provides that “A person born outside Kenya is a citizen if, at the date of the person’s birth, either the mother or the father of the person is a citizen . . . (a) who was born in Kenya.” In other words, if the draft passes, Obama

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Published on December 10, 2009
Author:          Filed under: hp; Tom Ginsburg, Kenya
 
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Observations on Kenya’s Draft Constitution I

Kenya’s draft constitution is now in a period of public comment. The draft is long—over 300 articles—and is all in all a very impressive piece of work. It features a semi-presidential system, an extensive bill of rights, and significant devolution of power to the local level. If adopted, it will represent a significant transformation of

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Published on December 7, 2009
Author:          Filed under: hp; Tom Ginsburg, Kenya