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LAUNCH OF THE 2ND AFRICAN PEER REVIEW MECHANISM (APRM) COUNTRY REVIEW REPORT (CRR) FOR KENYA.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta, CGH, on 29th March launched the 2nd African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Country Review Report (CRR) for Kenya at State House, Nairobi, making Kenya the first country in Africa to apply the methods used in the African Peer Review Mechanism to strengthen its devolved government system.

The Mechanism, which was pioneered by countries including Kenya, has seen African Nations review each other on governance and economic policies leading to improvements in performance in all participating countries.

President Uhuru Kenyatta, who gave the keynote address at the function noted in his remarks that he was pleased with the tremendous progress attained by Kenya through the APRM. The President said that he is happy that Kenya will set the pace in cascading the peer review mechanism to strengthen the efficient delivery of services at the County Government's level. “Kenya will be among the first countries to customize the APRM mechanism to the second tier of governance and I believe this will foster democratic dialogue between leaders and citizens in the delivery of services,” said President Kenyatta.

The President said Kenya will continue subjecting itself to peer reviews and is ready for the third APRM. The milestones mentioned in the second review include the promulgation of the constitution of Kenya in 2010 and the establishment of the devolved system of government (County Governments) which has progressively resolved issues of perceived marginalization. Other milestones include the successful establishment of constitutional commissions and independent offices.

The establishment of various affirmative action funds notably Women Enterprise Fund, Youth Enterprise Development Fund and the Uwezo Fund; and the establishment of Huduma Centers, as one-stop shops for public service delivery, were also cited as key the milestones in the report.

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