Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
The Katiba Project (Katiba is the Swahili word for "Constitution") by Buni Media Ltd is the development of a graphic novel of the Kenya constitution in English and Kiswahili, and the distribution of this book online and in hard copy print. Buni Media Ltd has been playing a key role in promoting political participation and citizens' understanding of the Kenyan constitution, and in guiding civil society and political actors to demand for higher standards of accountability and transparency from government and its leaders. The project has the potential to revolutionize civil education in Kenya, engaging citizens in a way that they have never been engaged before, and contributing in a major way to the efforts to establish an informed and accountable society. Through the measure, illustration and distribution of Chapter 1; Sovereignty of the People and Supremacy of the Constitution, Chapter, 2; The Republic, Chapter 4; The Bill of Rights, Chapter 6; Leadership and Integrity, Chapter 11; Devolved Governments has been done. Currently, illustration of the Historical Background, Chapter 3; Citizenship, Chapter 7; Representation of the People and Chapter 12; Public Finance is on-going. A vibrant social media campaign has begun, designed to foster discourse around the Kenyan Constitution, beginning online and carrying on offline.
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What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
1) Advancing the culture of constitutionalism. The following has been achieved 1)An exhibition and Panel discussion was held at the Alliance Francaise de Nairobi in July 2019 2)Participated at the 9th anniversary celebration of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 hosted by Awaaz Magazine and Mazingira Institute in August 2019. 3)The engagements have contributed towards achieving the overall objective of the measure; to promote political participation and citizens' understanding of the Kenyan Constitution by development of a graphic novel of the Constitution and an online Platform to bring together relevant stakeholders in order to engage in dialogue to demand higher standards of accountability and transparency from government and its leaders. 2) Pass on important messages of civic education to the public. In 2019, a public engagements dubbed "Katiba Mtaani" was held with Kenyans at the grassroots level and online through the street exhibitions. Buni Media Ltd organized two exhibitions within the communities of Mukuru Kwa Reuben and Mukuru Lungalunga. Exhibitions dubbed Katiba Mtaani (translated as 'constitution in the community'), a series of street exhibitions of the illustrated constitution targeting informal settlements were held. The exhibitions have enabled engagement at local level and not only educate the communities about the provisions of the constitution; their rights, duties and responsibilities but also equip them to understand the need to defend the constitution and how the illustrated chapters affects their daily lives.