Promoting Fair and Transparent Elections: Key Provisions of the Kenya Constitution
PART 1—ELECTORAL SYSTEM AND PROCESS
Legislation on elections.
According to the Kenya Constitution 2010, Parliament is required to enact legislation regarding elections to ensure the proper conduct of elections and protect the rights of citizens . The key provisions related to the conduct of elections and the rights of citizens are as follows:
These provisions are crucial in promoting fair and transparent elections in Kenya. They help in safeguarding the integrity of the electoral process and ensuring that the rights of citizens are protected. By enacting legislation based on these key provisions, Parliament plays a vital role in upholding democratic principles and fostering inclusive political participation .
In conclusion, according to the Kenya Constitution 2010, Parliament needs to enact legislation regarding elections to address various aspects such as delimitation of electoral units, nomination of candidates, continuous registration of voters, conduct of elections and referenda, and the progressive registration of citizens residing outside Kenya. These provisions aim to ensure the fairness, transparency, and inclusivity of the electoral process, thereby upholding the rights of citizens and promoting democratic governance in Kenya .
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