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 Political Developments and the Struggle for Independence in Kenya (1919-1963)

Main provisions of the independence constitution of Kenya.

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Main provisions of the independence constitution of Kenya.
a) The independence constitution provided for a regional/majimbo government with each region having a regional assembly and a president.
b) It also provided for a bicameral parliament consisting of the senate and the house of representatives/upper house and lower house.
c) The constitution stipulated that the Prime Minister was to be head of Government and Queen the Head of State, represented by the Governor General.
d) The constitution recommended a multiparty system of government and the party with the majority of seats forming the government.
e) It contained the Bill of Rights, which protected the individual’s rights.


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