Kenya hopeful over new constitution

Charter signed into law intends to devolve power to the people.

    The Kenyan president has signed into law a new constitution that intends to devolve power to the people.

    Tens of thousands of residents gathered in Nairobi, the capital, as Mwai Kibaki signed the documents, which will give more authority to local governments and gaurantee Kenyans freedom of expression.

    In a referendum earlier this month, nearly 70 per cent of Kenyan voters approved the constitution, which addresses major issues including corruption, political patronage, land grabbing and tribalism.

    Al Jazeera's Catherine Soi reports from Nairobi on high expectations among the public that the constitution will bring drastic change to the country.  

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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