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We have the Obligation to Respect, Uphold and Defend the Constitution

In Art 3(1) of the Kenya Constitution 2010: “every person has an obligation to respect, uphold and defend this Constitution.” When President Uhuru Kenyatta says he is sworn to protect the Constitution, may he stand reminded and so advised that we, the people of Kenya, with whom all sovereignty rests (Art 1), are equally empowered and obliged to defend the same Constitution that we gave unto ourselves. Unlike the President whose authority is delegated, our authority comes from the very sovereignty contemplated in article 1. We, the people of Kenya, therefore have the right and duty to call the President to order if and when he violates our Constitution and undermines the values that we have committed to abide by as a people. We cannot tremble in the presence of the man we have lovingly surrendered our powers to and entered into a social contract with to uphold our rights and oversee the management of our nation's resources on our behalf within a stipulated period of time. The president’s utterances these days questions his ability to pass the test of chapter 6 of the same document he often says he is sworn to protect. His apparent inability to respect and consult with other elected leaders, like governors and collaborate with them (chapter 11) for the good of the people of Kenya only makes matters worse.
We have the Obligation to Respect, Uphold and Defend the Constitution We have the Obligation to Respect, Uphold and Defend the Constitution Reviewed by Ibrahim Magara on March 28, 2017 Rating: 5

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