Kenya releases final draft of new constitution

Kenya releases final draft of new constitution

[JURIST] The Kenyan government released the final draft of the country's new constitution Tuesday, amidst protests from those upset with President Mwai Kibaki [official profile] for his failure to limit any of his over-reaching presidential powers [JURIST report] in the new constitution. The Kenyan Electoral Commission [official website] will set a national referendum for November in which the 197 page draft will be up for a citizen's vote. The opposition party Kenya African National Union (KANU) and the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) will continue to campaign against the new constitution and recently took Kibaki to court [JURIST report] for attempting to extend his powers in the final draft. Reuters has more. Kenya's Daily Nation has local coverage [registration required].