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Amendment of this Constitution
Chapter Sixteen - Amendment of this Constitution
Article 255. Amendment of this Constitution

 (1) A proposed amendment to this Constitution shall be enacted in accordance with Article 256 or 257, and approved in accordance with clause (2) by a referendum, if the amendment relates to any of the following matters–--
     (a)   the supremacy of this Constitution;         
     (b) the territory of Kenya;
     (c)   the sovereignty of the people;
     (d)   the national values and principles of governance referred to in Article 10 (2) (a) to (d);
     (e)   the Bill of Rights;
     (f)   the term of office of the President;
     (g)   the independence of the Judiciary and the commissions  and independent offices to which Chapter Fifteen applies;
     (h)   the functions of Parliament;
     (i)   the objects, principles and structure of devolved government; or
     (j)   the provisions of this Chapter.
 (2) A proposed amendment shall be approved by a referendum under clause (1) if–--
     (a)   at least twenty per cent of the registered voters in each of at least half of the counties vote in the referendum;
           and
     (b)   the amendment is supported by a simple majority of the citizens voting in the referendum.
(3)  An amendment to this Constitution that does not relate to a matter specified in clause (1) shall be enacted either--
     (a)   by Parliament, in accordance with Article 256; or
     (b) by the people and Parliament, in accordance with Article 257.


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