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The Constitution of Kenya

Year of Version:2010
Date of Entry into Force:August 27, 2010
Date of Text (Adopted):May 6, 2010
Type of Text:Constitution / Basic Law
Subject Matter:Other
Kenya has initiated a review of its Constitution in 2010 to integrate intellectual property rights and a final draft proposal for a new Constitution has been released on 6 May 2010 and published by the Attorney-General in accordance with section 34 of the Constitution of Kenya Review Act, 2008 (No. 9 of 2008). The new Constitution, which replaced the first Constitution of Kenya, was subjected to a referendum on August 4, 2010 and approved by 67% of Kenyan voters. It was promulgated on 27 August 2010.

For provisions related to the protection fo Intellectual Property rights, see:

Chapter 2: article 11 "Culture";
Chapter 4:article 40 "Protection of the right to property"; and Chapter 17: article 260 "Interpretation"
Available Texts: 

The Constitution of Kenya The Constitution of Kenya, Complete document (pdf) [2958 KB] The Constitution of Kenya, Complete document (htm) [1216 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Related Legislation:


WIPO Lex No.:KE019



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