Dean Rohrer

肯尼亚的宪法现实主义

内罗毕——

经过漫长的岁月后,肯尼亚终于拥有了新宪法。在之前几十年中,我们都无法获得新宪法,即使几乎所有人知道新宪法是必要的。这次对新宪法的全民公决中,人们十分和平地投了票——而仅在几年前,我的祖国被极度争议的总统选举所摧残——这同样值得庆祝。投票中避免暴力的肯尼亚人着重显示了我们可以和平解决彼此之间的争议。

肯尼亚的新宪法之路是漫长且痛苦的。当总统姆瓦伊·齐贝吉在2002年首次竞选总统的时候,他承诺如果连任,他的政府将在当权后的100天内通过一部新宪法。在曾为诸如阿富汗等国编写宪法的知名的肯尼亚法律学者Yash Pal Ghai的带领下,肯尼亚国家宪法会议开始了。

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