Chapter 1 of the Kenyan Constitution
- All Sovereign power belongs to the people of Kenya and shall be exercised only in accordance with this Constitution.
- The people may exercise their sovereign power either directly or through their democratically elected representatives.
- Sovereign power is delegated to Parliament and the legislative assemblies in the county governments, the national executives and county government executives, and the judiciary and independent tribunals.
Supremacy of this constitution
- This Constitution is the supreme law of the republic and binds all persons and all state organs at both levels of government.
- No person may claim or exercise State authority except as authorised under this constitution.
Defence of this Constitution
- Every Person has an obligation to respect, uphold and defend this Constitution.