4 October 2016 – 24 October 2016 has been declared the day to kick-start Kenya’s APRM 2nd Generation Review Process. His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya and Chairperson of the APR Forum, signed the APRM Memorandum of Understanding on the Technical Assessment and Review Mission, which launched the second review during the Support Mission led by Prof. Al-Amin Abu Manga at the State House in Nairobi, Kenya.
“Kenya’s undertaking of the APRM 2nd Review Process is demonstrative of our commitment to good governance and our unwavering willingness to be peer- reviewed and scrutinized on this commitment”. Kenyatta said.
The Support Mission follows the submission of Kenya’s Country Self-Assessment Report and the preliminary Plan of Action in August 2016 to the APRM Continental Secretariat.
The Mission Delegation further met with the Speaker of the National Assembly, Honorable Mr. Justin Muturi, who steered the progress that the National Assembly has made in implementing the new Constitution of 2010 through many laws that have been passed.
The APRM Delegation also held a meeting with Mr. Mwangi Kiunjuri, Cabinet Secretary for Planning and Devolution and APRM Focal Point for Kenya, where they discussed and agreed on the Roadmap and implementation of the country review programme, including visits to the counties. The 2nd Review will run from 24 October to 13 November 2016.
The Support Mission, which comprised officials from the APRM Secretariat and representatives from ECA, UNDP and AfDB, met with government representatives from various ministries, representatives of Constitutional Commissions, such as the Kenya National Human Rights & Equality Commission as well as non-state actors, including the media, youth groups, religious representatives and women’s associations. The purpose of the meetings was to sensitize stakeholders about the review and verify if they had participated in the self-assessment process.