Posted at May 09, 2011
Amkeni Wakenya was on Saturday awarded the Integrity Trophy during the Uwazi Cup held at the Impala Club. The Tournament was kicked off by former Justice Minister and the Member for Parliament for Gichugi, Hon. Martha Karua.
The award was made during the annual competition organized by ICJ Kenya, one of Amkeni Wakenya’s Partners. The Uwazi Cup aims at promoting the Freedom of Information in the country. This year’s the tournament attracted a record 22 Teams comprising of educational institutions, media, civil society, law firms, banks and corporate organizations.
The Integrity Trophy is funded by KACC (Kenya Anti Corruption Commission) and is awarded to the team that has a clean sheet at the games and does not aggravate other players and teams.
Keeping in tune with the theme of the competition of ‘‘an informed citizen, a transparent Government, a prosperous Kenya,’’ speakers at the the event noted that freedom of information is central to the realisation of the new Constitution.
Amkeni Team was playing in Group Four alongside Kenya Human Rights Commission, Independent Medical Legal Unit (IMLU), Transparency International and Standard. The Team members were Boniface Kiini, Rita Shako, Tania Mutuku, and Rose njuguna, Elizabeth Kubi, Laban Cheruiyot, Duncan Mulusa and Rebecca Muniu.
Speaking at the Tournament ICJ- Kenya Executive Director, George Kegoro’ called for more cooperation between the private, CSO and Development sector, noting that it is the interest of all to have a democratic and just society that respects the rights for all.
Amkeni Wakenya’s programme development and implementation of activities is informed and overseen by a dynamic and inclusive governance structure._