Public Participation

The Constitution of Kenya promulgated on 27th August 2010 provides a radical shift in the conduct of national affairs. It expressly outlines that the power is derived from the people, and this power may be exercised at national and county level. Article 10(2) outlines the national values and principles of governance and public participation is one of the basic tenets mainstreamed into the Constitution.

In this section, Mzalendo highlights Parliament related public participation opportunities be they: i) calls for memoranda; ii) Bills about to be tabled in the National Assembly or Senate; iii) Committee meetings open to the public; and iv) Opportunities to contribute to the National Budget discussions.