The Constitution of Kenya which was promulgated in 2010 is the most progressive in the world and has been implemented by an avalanche of policy and legislative developments by the Cabinet, Senate and National Assembly. It is also important to note that the Constitution provides individual and state organ responsibility under Articles 3(1) and 19 towards respecting, upholding and defending the Constitution and with specific compliance to the Bill of Rights and rule of law.
The CoK binds all persons and State organs with an obligation to promote and protect human rights. Traditionally, it had been thought that the obligation of promoting and protecting human rights was exclusively that of the State and that private entities could not be brought to account for violations of human rights. In interpreting this question, the Judiciary has recognized that private bodies and individuals wield great power over citizenry and that it is important that the latter are protected from such private bodies who may for instance discriminate or cause other constitutional breaches.
Together we can eventually turn the tides. One way of attaining equality is when there is peaceful coexistence.
Stretchers have identified five key issues that when addressed will lead to more enjoyment of democracy and improving good governance within the county. These includes: Insecurity; Political instability during the electioneering process; Ineffective public participation; Poor Leadership and Governance and; Human rights violation and social injustices.
Insecurity has increased tenfold as a results of youth unemployment; Drugs and substance Abuse; mental health; harsh economic environment and; Political incitement.
Ethnicization of politics, politicization of ethnicity, marginalization, and inequitable distribution of resources has led to political instability during the electioneering process. Public participation is yet to be fully embraced by the duty bearers.