Citizen perception survey on constitutional implementation

The Africa Centre for Open Governance in partnership with Kenyans for Peace with Truth and Justice commissioned Infotrak Research and Consulting to conduct a citizen perception survey on select independent commissions, institutions and the three arms of government in the discharge of their duties with transparency, accountability and integrity. The Survey looks at public perceptions in various thematic areas including: elections, constitutional implementation and role of civil society.

Some of the key findings from this section constitutional implementation include the following:

  • 1. Majority of Kenyans;51% think that the biggest benefit from our current  constitution is devolution
  • 2. Other than devolution the top two benefits that Kenyans associate with the 2010 constitution are: improved individual rights & freedoms and enhanced democracy
  • 3. An overwhelming majority of Kenyans; 82%feel its that the implementation of the Constitution is currently important to them
  • 4. While majority feel the implementation of the constitution is important to them, only 18% are satisfied with the implementation process
  • 5. Almost  three quarters of Kenyans find public participation difficult. 73% find it difficult to participate in county planning and budgeting; 76% find it difficult to influence county decision making; 74%` find it difficult to access information on county budgets , legislation and project plans while another 78% find it difficult to participate in the amendment of county and national laws


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