Project Description

Where can we find our rights?

The current Kenyan Constitution was approved by Kenyans during the referendum in 2010. It contains the rights and obligations, which politicians need to respect as they make decisions. Kenya is a signatory to several International Declarations and the decisions of the politicians must also fulfill and obey the rights and obligations contained therein. Declarations and Conventions can be described as formal agreements between countries on matters involving them; an example is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the United Nations

General Assembly on 10th December 1948 to guarantee the rights of every individual all over the world.

The Kenyan Constitution and the Universal Declaration provide general information about the basic rights of people but they do not give specific details. We also have Acts of Parliament. These are written laws which give detailed information about specific issues, they are approved by parliament. They include the Persons with Disabilities Act (2003), the Sexual Offences Act (2006) and the Employment Act (2007).

With technology, it has become very easy to find detailed information about ones rights. With the help of search engines such as Google and Bing one can download the Kenyan Constitution and the various Acts.