After a twenty year wait, Kenya finally celebrates their new US-style constitution. The Telegraph reports:
The new US-style laws include a Bill of Rights and reforms to policies designed to address long-held grievances over land stolen by corrupt politicians.
Some 49 bills now have to pass through parliament to bring into effect some of the key parts of the constitution.
Demands for the constitution stretch back to the end of one-party rule by former president Daniel Arap Moi at the beginning of the 1990s.
Two-thirds of Kenyans voted to approve the new document in a referendum held earlier this month.
It was a key plank of the peace deal brokered by Kofi Annan to end the country’s post-election violence in 2008.
“I was just a small girl when we first started talking of this new constitution,” said Jane Karanja, one of thousands who gathered waving Kenya’s black, red and green flag at a Nairobi park for the ceremony.
“I never thought it would come. Everyone you see here is very happy, it is a new dawn for Kenya.”
Continues at Telegraph …