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Majimboism, ethnic cleansing, and constitutionalism in Kenya

Gibson Kamau Kuria

Majimboism, ethnic cleansing, and constitutionalism in Kenya

by Gibson Kamau Kuria

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Published by Kenya Human Rights Commission in Nairobi, Kenya .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Kenya,
  • Kenya.
    • Subjects:
    • Political parties -- Kenya.,
    • Tribes -- Kenya.,
    • Kenya -- Politics and government -- 1978-,
    • Kenya -- Ethnic relations.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Gibson Kamau Kuria.
      SeriesThoughts on democracy series ;, issue 1
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJQ2947.A91 K87 1994
      The Physical Object
      Pagination18 p. ;
      Number of Pages18
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1267553M
      LC Control Number94980985

      Party Kenya," Washington: Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights, 2. See Africa Watch, Divide and Rule: State-Sponsored Ethnic Violence in Kenya, New York: Human Rights Watch, November ; Gibson Kamau Kuria, "Majimboism, Ethnic Cleansing and Constitutionalism in Kenya, Nairobi: Human Rights.   But in the extreme, majimboism is code for certain areas of the country to be reserved for specific ethnic groups, fueling the kind of ethnic cleansing that has swept the country since the election.

      Kenya - Elections and other pro-KANU tribes that they would install a policy of “majimboism,” which roughly translates as federalism, but is in fact a form of ethnic cleansing. (Inter-ethnic conflicts are a common feature in this country, particularly during the time of elections.) Harmonious coexistence is envisioned in Kenya’s constitution as well as its development goals such as Vision It is also a key component in the sustainable Development Goals. The paper focuses on five objectives as stated.

      Many Kenyans regard majimboism as nothing less than ethnic cleansing. To be sure, some opposition parties are identified with ethnic groups, and they, too, engage in exclusivity.   The Making of the Constitution of Kenya: A Century of Struggle and the Future of Constitutionalism (Contemporary African Politics) - Kindle edition by Oyaya, Charles O., Poku, Nana. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Making of the Constitution of Kenya Manufacturer: Routledge.


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Premio Nobel de este libro significaría que el libro tiene una buena calidad. Abstract. The demise and rise of federalism as a governing system in independent Kenya, normally referred to by the Swahili word majimbo (literally provinces/states), remains a scarcely studied and understood subject in that nation’s first fifty years of independence.

This is surprising as the histories of independent Kenya published during the current decade identify issues of Cited by: 1. majimboism-a system of government that, like Ethiopia's constitution, proposes to divide the country into ethnic regions. In many a Kenyan mind, it is twined with what both national and international human rights watchdogs have unmasked as politically-sponsored ethnic cleansing.

Those in favour of majimboism as a form of government have the duty of allaying the fears of these Kenyans that they will not yet again be the targets of ethnic cleansing as happened in.

This chapter probes the roots and dynamics of ethnic conflicts in the Great Lakes Region of East Africa by focusing on three case studies: Kenya, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda. In the case of Kenya, the chapter argues that the Moi regime was the chief architect of the instrumental use of ethnicity as a strategy for the.

ETHNICITY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND CONSTITUTIONALISM IN AFRICA Published by: The Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists P.O. Box Nairobi, Kenya. But it also must not be a cover for ethnic warlords the proponents of tribal jimbos, balkanisation, and ethnic cleansing.

When that is clear, I am all for. Constitutionalism is one of the most elusive term in the description of the situations in almost all states in Africa.

Kenya falls under this category of states that are struggling to cultivate a constitutional culture and severe the attachment with their undemocratic past. This collection of essays brings together critical and considered responses to matters of constitutionalism in the context of the most recent political evolutions in many African countries.

They are concerned with the struggles for progressive constitionalism, and review historical developments and future challenges. 3 Constitutionalism: Constitutional principles and compliance 57 Decentralisation 58 Sovereignty of the nations, nationalities and peoples (ethnic groups) 60 Human and democratic rights 62 Transparent and accountable government 67 Separation of state and religion 69 4 Major factors that have hampered constitutionalism.

ethnic violence in Kenya’s Rift Valley, Nyanza, and Western Provinces. This area, known as the "White Highlands" during British colonial rule, is Kenya’s most fertile. The Making of the Constitution of Kenya book. A Century of Struggle and the Future of Constitutionalism.

By Charles O. Oyaya, violent ethnic conflicts, poverty, social exclusion and inequality. The Making of the Constitution of Kenya examines the processes, issues and challenges of constitution making, governance and legitimacy in that.

Ethnic quotas are also used for representation in the executive, the administration and the military. 35 The constitution sets aside three seats in the National Assembly (out of ) and three seats in the Senate for members of the Twa community. The constitution also guarantees proportional representation to all ethnic groups at local level.

OLOO ADAMS co-authored with Winnie Mitullah in Lawrence Mute and Smokin Wanjala(eds.). "The Legislature and Constitutionalism in Kenya.". In: the Constitution begins to Flower. NAIROBI: Claripress;   NAIROBI, Kenya The top American diplomat for Africa said Wednesday that some of the violence that has swept across Kenya in the past month has been ethnic cleansing intended to drive people from.

Gibson Kamau Kuria Majimboism, Ethnic Cleansing and Constitutionalism in Kenya (Nairobi; Kenya Human Rights Commission, April Gordon F D‘International Economic Relations: Regional Cooperation and Foreign Policy’ In Joel Barkan (ed.) Beyond Capitalism vs.

Socialism in Kenya and Tanzania Lynne Rienner Publishers, London. There is a renewed interest in a new constitutional order in Kenya. A bad constitution is blamed for the post-election crisis, allowing the president to pack the electoral commission with his cronies shortly before the election; a largely unaccountable electoral commission declaring presidential election results without proper counting or reliable records.

The introduction of ethnic-based 'quasi-regionalism' in post-Mengistu Ethiopia has fuelled the conflict over the proposed Oromia state by members of the Oromo ethnic population.

Majimboism in the early s had let off the lid of secessionist movements, particularly by Kenyan Somalis in North Eastern Province and the clamour for an autonomous. Majimboism means federalism or regionalism in Kiswahili, and it was intended to protect local rights, especially those connected to land.

But in the extreme, majimboism is code for certain areas of the country to be reserved for specific ethnic groups, fueling the kind of ethnic cleansing that has swept the country since the election. On 27August Kenya adopted a new Constitution to repeal the old Constitution, this heralded a new era of constitutional change.

This was the date of the promulgation of the Kenyan Constitution It ushered in a new dispensation in Kenya’s.The study in this paper is about the scholarly view on concepts which are consistent with the study topic. It gives a clear view about historical and contemporary negative ethnicity in Kenya.

On 27 August Kenya adopted a new Constitution to repeal the old Constitution, this heralded a new era of constitutional change.

This was the date of the promulgation of the Kenyan Constitution It ushered in a new dispensation in Kenya’s constitutional, social, political and economic order.