Kenya's Constitution in Article 11 recognizes culture as the foundation of the national and cumulative civilization of the Kenyan people.
The article commits the government to promote all forms of national and cultural expressions and to protect the intellectual property rights of the Kenyan people.
The constitution further devolves cultural function therefore effectively giving the county/regional governments mandate for development and promotion of culture through allocation of budgets, planning and implementation of cultural programmes at the local level.
1) The Constitution gives a provision for enactment of a National Culture Bill to give effect to article 11 of the constitution. A draft bill has been formulated and once it becomes an Act of Parliament it will provide for modalities to ensure communities receive compensation and royalties for use of their cultures and cultural heritage.
2) The Traditional Knowledge and Cultural Expressions Act (TK&CE) was enacted to address cultural issues as envisioned in the constitution.
3) Draft Languages of Kenya Policy developed which provided for the establishment of the National Kiswahili Commission to promote Kiswahili as a national and official language
4) Kenya Copyright Act was reviewed in 2019.
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Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage