The Constitution of Kenya, 2010

The Constitution of Kenya, 2010
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The Constitution of Kenya, 2010

The 2010 Constitution of Kenya, currently in force, replaced the 1969 constitution, that itself had replaced the 1963 independence constitution. The constitution was presented to the Attorney General of Kenya on 7th April 2010, officially published on 6 May 2010, and was subjected to a referendum on 4 August 2010. The new Constitution was approved by 67% of Kenyan voters and promulgated on 27th August 2010.

The 2010 Constitution of Kenya Acknowledges  the supremacy of the Almighty God of all creation:

241. Establishment of Defence Forces and Defence Council

(1) There are established the Kenya Defence Forces.
(2) The Defence Forces consist of--

(a) the Kenya Army;
(b) the Kenya Air Force; and
(c) the Kenya Navy.

(3) The Defence Forces--

(a) are responsible for the defence and protection of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic;
(b) shall assist and cooperate with other authorities in situations of emergency or disaster, and report to the National Assembly whenever deployed in such circumstances; and
(c) may be deployed to restore peace in any part of Kenya affected by unrest or instability only with the approval of the National Assembly.

(4) The composition of the command of the Defence Forces shall reflect the regional and ethnic diversity of the people of Kenya.
(5) There is established a Defence Council.
(6) The Council consist of--

(a) the Cabinet Secretary responsible for defence, who is the chairperson;
(b) the Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces;
(c) the three commanders of the defence forces; and
(d) the Principal Secretary in the Ministry responsible for defence.

(7) The Council–--

(a) is responsible for the overall policy, control, and supervision of the Kenya Defence Forces; and performs any other functions prescribed by national
(b) legislation.