How Kenya’s unwritten constitution can frustrate the document people adopted

Medieval kings could do whatever they wanted, Kenya's President cannot, he's bound by the Constitution

In Summary

• People must grasp the reality: the President has only the powers specified by the Constitution, nothing more, unless allowed by the Constitution

• The President has no 'inherent; powers. He/she is entirely a creature of the Constitution. When he objects he cannot have a purely formal role, he is wrong

Last week I commented that Prof Upendra Baxi wrote about an unwritten constitution of India. Readers might have viewed this as a piece of gratuitous exhibitionism (in other words showing off) on my ...

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