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Rights and fundamental freedoms

Chapter 4: The Bill of Rights

Part 1 - General provisions relating to the Bill of Rights

Article 19 of Constitution of Kenya 2010

Rights and fundamental freedoms

  1. The Bill of Rights is an integral part of Kenya's democratic state and is the framework for social, economic and cultural policies.

  2. The purpose of recognizing and protecting human rights and fundamental freedoms is to preserve the dignity of individuals and communities and to promote social justice and the realisation of the potential of all human beings.

  3. The rights and fundamental freedoms in the Bill of Rights-

    1. belong to each individual and are not granted by the State;

    2. do not include other rights and fundamental freedoms not in the Bill of Rights, but recognised or conferred by law, except to the extent that they are inconsistent with this chapter; and

    3. are subject to the limitations contemplated in this Constitution.