Article 11. Culture
(1) This Constitution recognises culture as the foundation of the nation and as the cumulative civilization of the Kenyan people and nation.
(2) The State shall–
- (a) promote all forms of national and cultural expression through literature, the arts, traditional celebrations, science, communication, information, mass media, publications, libraries and other cultural heritage;
- (b) recognise the role of science and indigenous technologies in the development of the nation; and
- (c) promote the intellectual property rights of the people of Kenya.
(3) Parliament shall enact legislation to–
- (a) ensure that communities receive compensation or royalties for the use of their cultures and cultural heritage; and
- (b) recognise and protect the ownership of indigenous seeds and plant varieties, their genetic and diverse characteristics and their use by the communities of Kenya.