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WHAT THE CONSTITUTION SAYS ABOUT PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Article 1(2)

All sovereign power belongs to the people of Kenya. The people may exercise their sovereignty directly or through their elected representatives.

Article 10 (2) a, b and c

The national values and principles of governance include; democracy and participation of the people; inclusiveness; good governance, integrity, transparency and accountability.

 

Article 27

The Constitution guarantees equality and non-discrimination. Hence, public participation should ensure equality and non-discrimination.

Article 33

Public participation should respect the freedom of expression of all participants.

 

Article 35

The Constitution guarantees the right to access information by citizens.

Article 61

Gives the public, individually or as a group, a say in matters of land including acquisition, management, transfer, disposal, or ownership of private, public and/or community land.

Article 69(1) (d)

The State shall encourage public participation in the management, protection, and conservation of the environment.

Article 118 (1)

Parliament shall— (a) conduct its business in an open manner, and its sittings and those of its committees shall be open to the public; and (b) facilitate public participation and involvement in the legislative and other business of Parliament and its committees.

 

Article 119(1)

Every person has a right to petition Parliament to consider any matter within its authority, including enacting, amending, or repealing any legislation.

 

Article 119(2)

Parliament may not exclude the public, or any media, from any sitting, unless in exceptional circumstances the relevant Speaker has determined that there are justifiable reasons for the exclusion.

 

Article 174(c)

Objects of devolution are: to give powers of self-governance to the people and enhance their participation in the exercise of such powers in decision-making.

 

Article 174(d)

Communities have the right to manage their own affairs and to further their development.

 

Article 184(1)

National legislation shall provide for the governance and management of urban areas and cities and shall, in particular— (c) provide for participation by residents in the governance of urban areas and cities.

 

Article 196(1)

A county assembly shall— (a) conduct its business in an open manner, and hold its sittings and those of its committees, in public; and (b) facilitate public participation and involvement in the legislative and other business of the assembly and its committees.

 

Article 196(2)

A county assembly may not exclude the public, or any media, from any sitting, unless in exceptional circumstances the speaker has determined that there are justifiable reasons for doing so.

Article 201 (a)

There shall be openness and accountability, including public participation in financial matters

 

Article 232(1) (d)

The values and principles of public service include the involvement of the people in the process of policy making and (f) transparency and provision to the public of timely and accurate information.

 

Fourth Schedule Part 2(14)

The functions and powers of the county are to coordinate and ensure the participation of communities in governance. Counties are also to assist communities to develop the administrative capacity to enhance their exercise of power and participation in governance at the local level.

 

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