Rights of Minorities as enshrined in the New Constitution

man_on_a_boatThe marginal man has been defined as one “poised on the edge of several groups but fully accepted by none of them” (Merton, 1968:319-320).

Marginalised community means a community that, because of its relatively small population or other reason, has been unable to fully participate in the integrated social and economic life of Kenya as a whole; a traditional community that, out of need or desire to preserve its unique culture and identity from assimilation, has remained outside the integrated social and economic life of the Kenya as a whole; an indigenous community that has retained and maintained a traditional lifestyle and livelihood based on hunter or gatherer economy; or pastoral persons and communities, whether they are nomadic or a settled community that, because of its relative geographical isolation, has experienced only marginal participation in the integrated social and economic life of Kenya as a whole.

In Kenya today there are high levels of disparity between minority and the majority of Kenyan people. This paper will not address the causes of these disparities, but the positive gains offered by the constitution of Kenya 2010.

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TO WHAT EXTENT HAS THE CONSTITUTION 2010 PROTECTED RIGHTS THE MINORITY AND MARGINALISED COMMUNITIES.docx

By Marcelino Lesaigor*
*The author is a student at the University of Nairobi, School of Law

 

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