- The state is under obligation to respect and protect intellectual property rights of the people Limitations to this right; i. The government may acquire property for public use provided there is compensation. ii. Property should not have been acquired unlawfully. 14. Right to fair labour practices. - Every person has the right to fair labour practices. Workers have the right to: i. Fair remuneration. ii. Reasonable working conditions. iii. Go on strike. iv. From and join trade unions. 15. Right to a clean and healthy environment . - Every person has a right to a clean and healthy environment, free from harmful practices that destroy the environment 16. Economic and social rights. The bill provides for economic and social rights which include access to; i. High standards of health care and emergency medical treatment. ii. Adequate housing and sanitation. iii. Adequate food of acceptable quality. iv. Clean and safe water in adequate quantities. v. Education. vi. Social security. 17. Right to language and culture. - Every citizen has a right to use the language and to participate in cultural life of the person’s choice. 18. Right to family. - Every adult has a right to marry a person of the opposite sex based on free consent of the parties 19. Consumer rights This is the right to; - Quality goods and services - Protection of health and safety standards of goods and services - Adequate and truthful information during advertisement 60
20. Right to fair administrative action - Public officers should ensure efficient, lawful and reasonable administrative action in dealing with the public 21. Access to justice - This guarantees justice to all - Reasonable fee should be charged if need be - Any individual should not engage in activities that block justice like; i. Shielding criminals ii. Attempting to bribe law enforcement officers iii. Assisting criminals to avoid arrest iv. Covering criminal acts v. Lying to help culprits avoid arrest 22. Rights of arrested persons - This right specifies that one who is arrested should be informed without delay; i. The reason of arrest ii. Importance of remaining silent and its consequences iii. Permission to contact an advocate 23. The right to a fair hearing 24. Rights of persons, detained, held in custody or imprisoned 25. Freedom of the media 26. Freedom from slavery, servitude and forced labour Responsibilities of a Kenyan citizen. i. To contribute to positive development in the country by working hard and honestly ii. Maintaining high moral and ethical standards iii. Participating in the democratic processes like registration as voters, voting for leaders and offering oneself for electoral position. iv. Every citizen should protect the law by reporting law-breakers to the relevant authorities and not sheltering law-breakers v. Ensuring proper utilization of public and private facilities such as water, electricity and roads vi. Every citizen has a responsibility to respect and obey the law in order to enhance peace and stability.
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