Kenyan Lawmakers Pass Draft Constitution – NYTimes.com

Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki (Left) and Prime Minister Raila Odinga.NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenyan lawmakers late Thursday night passed a new draft constitution that would curtail the sweeping powers of Kenya’s imperial-like presidency, enhance individual rights and give more power to local governments.Much of Kenyan society has been chafing for a new constitution for more than a decade. But many politicians, angry about various clauses in the draft, are threatening to rally their supporters to defeat the new constitution when it goes before voters later this year in a referendum.

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