President Uhuru Kenyatta has explained why Kenya needs a new constitution.
Speaking at State House during the 57th Madaraka day celebrations on Monday June 1, 2020, the head of state noted that referendum should happen to improve the current 2010 constitution.
The head of state said that the changes on the constitution are not meant to replace the current constitution.
He noted that he is only seeking to correct what Kenya did not achieve and get right in 2010.
He said that Kenya needs a constitution that will bring an end to cycles of violence that the nation has witnessed since 1992, and one that will deepen her democratic credentials and lead to an inclusive society.
“It is not a moment to replace it but to improve it. A moment that will correct what we did not get right in 2010. We need one that will bring an end to cycles of violence that we have witnessed since 1992. One that will deepen our democratic credentials and lead to an inclusive society,” he said.
While emphasizing on the need for constitutional amendments, Uhuru invoked the spirit of the late Tom Mboya
He referenced that the late Mboya cautioned against constitutional rigidity hence the need to make necessary changes that benefit the people.