NAIROBI, Kenya – Kenya's president signed a new constitution into law Friday that institutes a U.S.-style system of checks and balances and has been hailed as the most significant political event since Kenya's independence nearly a half century ago.
Joining African leaders at the festivities was Sudan's president who faces charges of genocide and crimes against humanity in connection with violence in Darfur, where U.N. officials estimate 300,000 people have died.
It is only the second time that Omar al-Bashir has risked arrest by traveling to a member state of the International Criminal Court since he was first charged in 2009. The ICC has no police force and depends on member states to enforce its orders.
Honestly, I think that is awesome. Kenya will have a lot to do and change can be hard at times but that is what their people voted on. I believe the Framers of the US constitution would be happy that they paved the way for other countries to follow in our lead.
Answer by JeremysMom at 9:13 AM on Aug. 27, 2010
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 12:09 PM on Aug. 27, 2010
I also heard it was more communist style, but I can see why all of you progressives would be for it.
Answer by Natesmom507 at 4:09 PM on Aug. 27, 2010
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:35 AM on Aug. 27, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 9:40 AM on Aug. 27, 2010
Anon- How about you read it before you start makin assumptions-
78 . (1) Except with his own consent, no person shall be hindered in the enjoyment of his freedom of conscience, and for the purposes of this section that freedom includes freedom of thought and of religion, freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others, and both in public and in private, to manifest and propagate his religion or belief in worship, teaching, practice and observance.
Answer by JeremysMom at 9:57 AM on Aug. 27, 2010