Constitutional reform grants Kenyans the right to a clean and healthy environment

Date of Release: 
May 17 2011

Environmental rights have been explicitly recognised as part of the constitutional relationship between Kenya's Government and its people for the first time. Adopted last year following a referendum, the new constitution grants every person the right to a clean and healthy environment, which includes the right to have the environment protected for the benefit of present and future generations through legislative and other measures.

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