One of the recognized sources of law in a country are the are the Acts of Parliament. Explain the advantages of Acts of Parliament as a source of law

  • Democratic in nature: parliamentary law making is the most democratic approach to legislation. This is because parliament is composed of representative of the people. Arguably therefore, statute law is a manifestation of the wishes of the people.
  • Uniformity: statute law applies indiscriminately; it regulates the conduct of all persons irrespective of their racial, religious or political back ground.
  • Dynamic: statute law enables the society to keep pace with changes in other fields for example, economic, social or political. By enacting statutes, parliament provides the necessary regulation framework.
  • Resolution of legal problem: statute law enables society resolve legal problems as and when they arise by enacting new statutes or amending those in existence. Parliament does this when the legal problem manifests itself.
  • General application: statute law consists of general principles applicable at different times and circumstances.
  • Publicity: compare to other sources of law, statute law is the most widely published. It is published in Kenya gazette as Bill and as Law. It also attracts media attention.



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