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 Form 2 History and Government: Democracy and Human Rights Online Lessons

Rights and fundamental freedoms contained in the Kenyan Bill of Rights.

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Rights and fundamental freedoms contained in the Kenyan Bill of Rights.
- The following are some of rights contained in the new constitution (2010)
1. Right to life. Life begins at conception and no child should be deprived of life deliberately.
2. Equality and freedom from discrimination
Every person is equal before the law and has the right to equal protection and equal benefit of the law.
3. Human dignity
Every person’s dignity should be respected and protected. One must not ridicule or embarrass other members of society.
4. Freedom and security of a person.
This right protects a person from being detained without a good reason and without trial.
5. Freedom from slavery, servitude and forced labour.
No one should be held in servitude or slavery or perform forced labour. Every employer should treat his or her employees with dignity and not to force
them to work.
6. Right to privacy.
Every person has a right NOT to have him or herself, his or her property searched, or his or her possessions seized. 7. Right to assembly, demonstration, picketing and petition and e.t.c


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