The importance of the Constitution.
Constitutions are deliberately made hard to change. They reflect, or should reflect, a solemn commitment on the part of the whole nation to a framework for governance, including, in modern constitutions, a commitment to the protection of the rights of everyone—even against the wishes of the majority. Our constitution is not easy to change. Though Parliament can make some changes, these must be with the approval of two-thirds of all the members of both houses, and this vote must take place twice in each house. And, once a proposal is introduced to change
the Constitution, Parliament is supposed to proceed no further for three months. In that time they are supposed to publicise the proposal and facilitate public discussion. Changes that go to the root of the constitution and its principles must be approved, in addition, by a referendum. This is without considering the popular initiative approach, which Okoa Kenya embarked on but was unable to complete.
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