Kenya cabinet approves constitutional transition funds Daniel Makosky at 8:05 AM ET
[JURIST] The Kenyan Cabinet [official website] on Thursday authorized [press release] a 3.5 billion shilling expenditure to finance the transition to the country's new constitution. The funds, roughly USD $43 million [Reuters report], are intended to facilitate implementation of the revised charter by the close of the current fiscal year. The new constitution includes numerous checks on presidential authority [JURIST report], among which are the creation of a supreme court and senate.The constitution also requires reforms [Guardian report] to the nation's judiciary and land tenure system and improvements in civil rights and women's representation. The document has been received as one of the most significant events in Kenya since its independence, and its implementation was originally thought to require as long as five years.
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