Posted at Jun 09, 2011
Nairobi: June 2nd, 2011
Civil society has challenged the National Integration Commission to take serious actions against politicians who may be planning to incite Kenyans to violence during the 2012 elections
Speaking during the official opening of UNDP Amkeni Wakenya offices in Westland’s, Nairobi, Ms Monica Amolo who is the Executive Director of Women Shadow Parliament noted that Kenyans will only have faith if action is taken against high ranking individuals.
Ms Amolo was responding to remarks earlier made by the Chairman of the NCIC Dr Mzalendo Kibunjia who had indicated there is high level of preparedness in the country to prevent any voice come 2012 General Elections.
Dr Kibunjia said that an early warning system such as the Uwiano Platform established under 2010 Referendum will be put in place where security forces will work in tandem with NCIC and the civil society to avert any possibilities of violence
The Chief guest at the official Opening, Mr. Aeneas Chuma who is the UNDP Resident called on country the refocus all its energies in the implementation of the Constitution.
Mr Chuma noted that a lot of Kenyans sacrificed and died during the 20 years old struggle for the Constitution. ’’It is imperative that this very progressive constitution be implemented without delay’’ he said.
Mr. Chuma lauded the efforts of development partners who are partnering with Amkeni Wakenya to support citizen participation in the implementation process. In particular he commended the European Union, the Embassy of Sweden, and the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands and the Norwegian Embassy for supporting the democratization process in the country. He also noted that UNDP is in the process of coordinating support to the Commission on the Implementation of the Constitution, which will enable this crucial body to steer the implementation process effectively.
Amkeni Wakenya’s programme development and implementation of activities is informed and overseen by a dynamic and inclusive governance structure._