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The ethnic minorities in Kenya have been targets of long-standing discrimination, exclusion and sometimes violence.Poverty within ethnic minorities has been viewed as both a cause and manifestation of the diminished rights, opportunities and social advancement available to them.In addition,they are poorly represented in political structures and decision making bodies and consequently they have little control over decisions that affect them.They have been neglected and discriminated against in all aspects of their lives.They are often denied equal access to quality education and healthcare.
Their members have limited job opportunities because of their low literacy levels.When their rights are violated, recourse to institutions of justice is often a major challenge.
This book examines the potential of newly created county governments under the new Constitution in creating space for political participation and protection of socio-economic rights of ethnic minorities who have suffered discrimination, exclusion and marginalisation under centralised government.This is a great read for law students and teachers, practitioners and law and policy makers (County Governors, Senators and MPs).
Seth Wekesa is a Lecturer of Law at Moi University, Kenya and an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
He is also a Doctorate of Law (LLD) Candidate at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
He holds two Masters in Law (LLM) degrees, from University of Pretoria and the University of Nairobi.
He has published widely in the field of human rights.
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