Monday, May 24, 2010
IN DEFENCE OF THE "KADHI COURTS" IN THE PROPOSED KENYA CONSTITUTION......What is your take....
This was something discussed so that Kenya can be formed into entity between the leaving colonists and the Sultan of Zanzibar so that the Kenyan Coast "Jimbo" can be put into Kenya and the newly appointed president, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta become the President of the republic.
The Kadhi courts is one of the issues that have been raised as contentious by a group of political and religious leaders who have come out against Kenya's Proposed Constitution. The American Fundamentalist organizations support the crusade against the Kadhi Court and have not hidden their intention to fund those who are saying NO to the constitution.....By the way, the proposed Kenyan constitution has 264 clauses of which 4 are said to be contentious, meaning that 259 clauses out of 264 have been agreed upon that will enhance how Kenyans are governed. The Kadhi Courts are meant to apply to Muslims who choose it for application of family law such as inheritance, marriage, divorce and personal status. They have never been contentious at all.
The fears that the courts are a step towards Islamic Sharia Law, or the Sharia Law is likely to take over Kenya or that Kenya is an Islamic state in the making are unfounded.