Moreover, Article 10 (2) (b) outlines national values and principles of governance to include human dignity.
Others are equity, social justice, inclusiveness, equality, human rights, non-discrimination and more significantly and protection of the marginalized.
The Constitution also obligates the State to observe, respect, protect, promote and fulfil the rights and fundamental freedoms in the Bill of Rights.
Currently, the Eviction and Resettlement Bill, 2011 would be a saviour to hundreds of families, if it passes into law. ?For starters, the Bill provides guidelines for evictions in line with the constitution and internationally accepted standards.
For instance, prior to evictions, residents must be consulted, provided adequate and reasonable notice.
Others are environmental, economic and social impact resettlement action plans and an opportunity for legal redress.
Additionally, the proposed law requires that before decisions to carry out evictions are made, a notice of intent should be issued three months before.
?Besides, the notices must be either in writing, public barazas, broadcast in national or local language spoken by majority of the locality before eviction.
Likewise, adequate information on the reasons for the proposed eviction and alternative purpose for which the land will be used must be indicated.
Residents of informal settlements may be in support of the Bill as it guarantees a human face to forced evictions.
?For instance, it provides for special measures to ensure women are not subject to gender-based violence or other forms of discrimination during evictions.
And after evictions, authorities should facilitate management and handing over of proper infrastructure to the resettlement site.