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Constitution Day 2013

06.06.2013  11:40


On June 5 the Danish Embassy in Nairobi celebrated the Danish Constitution Day, commemorating the anniversary of the Danish Constitution of 1849, establishing Denmark as a constitutional monarchy.

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Ambassador Geert Aagaard Andersen greeted fellow Danes, friends and partners of the Embassy, and spoke about the importance of history as the Republic of Kenya evolves:

“Kenya is moving fast – very fast. This year you will celebrate that 50 years have passed since the Kenyan flag was hoisted in Uhuru Gardens.” He continued: “Let me remark on the close and excellent cooperation we have with the Government of Kenya, with civil society, the private sector and academia. We cherish the same values that we find in both of our Constitutions. The role of the individual citizen, as outlined in the Kenyan Bill of Rights, the role of women and the independence of the institutions. We see this unfolding, in front of us every day. And to this we can now add the devolution process. The 47 new counties will bring democracy closer to the citizens and give the individual a real possibility to influence developments.”

As Kenya implements its 2010 Constitution, Denmark will continue to be a close partner to the East African nation and its people.