Sub-Committee Meeting on the Revitalization of the APRM Process at Crown Plaza.
Kenya will be the first country out of the 35 member states, to submit to a second review. This underscores our commitment to good governance and the willingness to be scrutinized on agreed-upon commitments. Kenya’s first review was conducted in 2006 and it among other things informed our constitutional review process.
The APRM process has five stages and currently, Kenya is on the 2nd Stage whereby the Country Review Team (CRT) will visit the country to validate the Self-Assessment Report. The CRT is comprised of Panel of Eminent Persons, Thematic Consultants, and Staff from the APR Secretariat. The mission will hold countrywide consultations with Government officials, women representatives, The Youth, Academia, Faith Based Organizations, County Assembly Speakers, Civil Society Organizations, Media, People with disabilities, Chambers of Commerce amongst other
The 25th Summit of the Heads of State and Government Participating in the African Peer Review Mechanism [APR Forum] was held on 26 August 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya. H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, Chairperson of the APR Forum, presided over the Summit.
In his remarks H.E Kenyatta said the presence of his peers at the Forum is proof of their commitment to the cause of improving Africa’s governance, and to the hunger that Africans feel for a leadership that truly represents their interests and their hopes.
"This generation of leaders must rise to that challenge of leadership in the continent. We must show ourselves worthy of the responsibilities that our people have chosen us to undertake” he urged his peers.
President Uhuru further paid tribute to APRM CEO, Professor Eddy Maloka for the substantial progress he has achieved in revitalizing the mechanism.
More than Sh6 trillion was pledged for investment in agriculture at the African Green Revolution Forum 2016 in Nairobi.
The pledges came after President Uhuru Kenyatta challenged African governments and the private sector to invest massively in agriculture if Africa is to make meaningful progress.
President Kenyatta said Africa is capable of investing more than $400 billion in agriculture through government and private sector funding over the next five years.
President Uhuru Kenyatta launched the National Strategy to Counter Violent Extremism, which articulates Kenya’s efforts to prevent terrorism and violent extremism.
The strategy, which will be implemented by the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government, will rally all sections of government, communities, civil society, the private sector and international partners in the war against terror.
President Kenyatta said the launch of the strategy comes on the back of increased investments by the Government in technology, skills and innovative approaches to countering terrorism.
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