The NASA coalition believes in the constitution of 2010 and the devolved system of government as its main transformative aspect. It is the coalition of the constitution and the devolved system of the government. Devolution is at the heart of the constitution as it is identified as one of the national values of governance.It promises the most fundamental transformation of the country and the building of the new Kenyan state.
Jubilee coalition which formed the first National government under the new constitution had the first opportunity to implement the new constitution and the devolved system of government. The experience of the past four years however indicates that the Jubilee government is unwilling and reluctant to fully implement both the constitution and the devolved system of government. Indeed, the Jubilee government has been actively frustrating and undermining the constitution and the implementation of devolution. On many occasions the Jubilee government has used its tyranny of numbers in parliament to enact unconstitutional legislation aimed at undermining the constitution and the devolved system. Only the intervention of the courts has saved Kenyans from such unconstitutional legislation.
The hopes and aspirations of the Kenyan people about the new constitution and the devolved system of government have remained unfulfilled. Despite the challenges, the Kenyan people have embraced and still long for the fruits of the constitution and devolution.
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