H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta has today commissioned a 9-member Panel of Eminent Persons for the County Peer Review Mechanism at State House, Nairobi Kenya.
The County Peer Review Mechanism is a governance programme that mirrors the Continental African Peer African Peer Review Mechanism and will offer a platform for the County Government to undertake self-assessment of the counties.
The Panel comprises of; Archbishop (Rtd) Eliud Wabukala, Chairperson Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, Prof. Olive Mugenda, Chairperson of the Board of Directors at the Kenyatta University Teaching Referral and Research Hospital, Amb. Rukia Ahmed Subow, Former Ambassador to Iran, Amb. Dr. John Kakonge, President of the Association of Former International Civil Servants, Dr. Josephine Kulea, Founder of Samburu Girls Foundation, Dr. Wanjiru Kamau, Founder, President and CEO of Africa Immigrants and Refugees Foundation, Dr. Hassan Bashir, Executive Director, Agent for Inclusive Insurance Development, Mr. Pete Ondeng Leadership consultant and Mr. Salesa Adano Abudo, Commissioner Teachers Service Commission.
Members of the CPRM Panel of Eminent persons together with, Front row; Hon. Amb. Ukur Yatani Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury & Planning (Fifth from Right), Dr. Joseph Kinyua, Head of Public Service (Middle), Hon. Eric Wafukho CAS, National Treasury and Planning (Fourth from right), Prof. Michael Chege Chairperson NEPAD/APRM National Governing Council (Third from Right) Amb. Dr Samori Okwiya CEO NEPAD/APRM Kenya Secretariat (Third from left). Back Row; Dr. Rose Kitur, Director NEPAD Programme (Second from Left) Mr. Maxwell Okoth, Director Corporate Services NEPAD/APRM Kenya Secretariat (First on the Left)
The panel will exercise oversight of the County Peer Review process with a view of ensuring the independence, professionalism and credibility of the process, make objective assessments and recommendations on the country review reports submitted to it by the NEPAD/APRM Secretariat and Counties and submit to the Council of Governors all county review reports with recommendations on measures that could be taken to assist the counties in improvement of governance and service delivery performance.
So far, NEPAD/APRM Kenya Secretariat has initiated the County Peer Review Mechanism in all the 47 Counties. 8 Counties (Meru, Machakos, Nakuru, Siaya, Vihiga, Kilifi, Nyandarua and Kakamega) have already developed their County Self-Assessment Reports and are sourcing for funding to carry out their respective Focus Group Discussions as well as the Key Informant Interviews. Additionally, 2 counties (Makueni and Tharaka Nithi) have already finalised their Self-Assessment Report and are awaiting validation by the eminent persons.
Through the County Peer Review Mechanism process, Kenya will have an opportunity to showcase to the continent a responsive governance with government, civil society and general public engagement to the accountability process of good governance that helps service delivery.
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