Do you know that despite passing the new Constitution with the devolution structures, a whopping 71% of Kenyans are unaware of the county structures including the functions of the Governor, Senator, Ward Representative, and Women Representative among other?This is according to the a Baseline Survey on the Status of Governance in Kenya, the product of a joint initiative between UNDP Amkeni Wakenya, Uraia and UN Women Usawa carried out between April and May 2012, throughout the country by the Society of International Development (SID).Do you know that 28% of Kenyans are concerned that reconciliation efforts in the country have not succeeded and only 47% believe that we a headed in the right direction? What does this mean for efforts towards national healing and reconciliation reconciliation?
There are over 3,000,000 eligible young voters who are unregistered and without Identity Cards, the Independent Electoral Boundaries and Commission (IEBC) has confirmed
Speaking during the launch of a campaign to ensure that all eligible young Kenyans are issued with Identity Cards, Commissioner Mohamed Allawi of the IEBC noted that one cannot be registered as voter in Kenya without an Identity Card.
Recalling the first two Civil Society Weeks held in Kisumu and Nakuru in 2009 and 2010 respectively;Mindful of other resolutions adopted during the first two Civil Society Weeks and commitments made thereof to foster Democracy, Good Governance, Constitutionalism, Human Rights, Access to Justice and The Rule of Law,
The General Elections will be the key highlight for the country this year. Yet the specter of the Post -Election Violence of 2007/08 that led to the death of thousands of people still haunts the country.
The level of preparedness must therefore be heightened to ensure that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC, the police and other actors such as the National Cohesiona and Intergration Commission are all geared up for a free, fair and peaceful 2012 elections.UNDP Amkeni Wakenya is committed to support efforts towards, free, fair and peaceful elections and is working with stakeholders to achieve this objective.
The UNDP will support the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission with technical assistance to develop systems to ensure a free and fair election.
People of unsound mind are not protected under the current Constitution, a legal expert has said.Ms Priscilla Nyokabi, the Executive Director of Kituo cha Sheria said the law is ambiguous on defining a person with mental illness.
It was booming business for hotels in Nyeri Town during a five-day Civil Society Week conference which was held at Green Hills Hotel.
National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) Chairman Mzalendo Kibunjia said that the country is not ready for the elections in August since measures are not in place to guaranteeing Kenyans free and fair electionacceptable to all.
Amkeni Wakenya’s programme development and implementation of activities is informed and overseen by a dynamic and inclusive governance structure._