It was like a dream come true,something we thought could not be achieved in Kenya,Kenyans arrived early yesterday at Uhuru Park for the Promulgation of a New Constitution; a big crowd attended the historical ceremony that was also attended by dignitaries from other countries, notably the former Secretary General of UN Dr. Koffi Annan and one unexpected guest who surprised many is Sudan’s President Omar El-Bashir (many just wondered what Ocampo/ICC is waiting for). This occasion was so significant that the President, Prime Minister and Vice President were sworn in, later in the day the Speaker of Parliament and members of parliament were also sworn in again.
This is like the second liberation of Kenya, since we were governed by the Colonial constitution and now we have changed to a constitution made in Kenya by Kenyans. Many activists struggled, underwent detention and torture for Kenya to get a new constitution and now their tireless efforts have bore fruit.
Many of us Kenyans believe our problems were caused by being governed by the old constitution, so we have so much hope with this new one. It may not be 100% perfect but at least it is better than the old one.