In an effort to entrench good governance practices within the Meru County leadership, the County Government of Meru through the Deputy Governor Hon. Titus Ntuchiu has submitted to The County Peer Review Mechanism (CPRM), a county level platform that desires to enhance and promote good governance through peer-to-peer learning and active public participation.

Meru County Deputy Governor Hon Titus Ntuchui (middle) Amb. Dr Samori Okwiya Chief Executive Officer NEPAD/APRM Kenya Secretariat (next on the left) Mr. Peter Kimemia, Director APRM & Governance, (Fifth from right) Mr. Erick Kiilu, Ag. Director (fourth from left) Deputy Director APRM & Governance David Yalla  (first from right) Deputy Director APRM & Governance Munira Hassan (Second from left) Mr. Frankline Kaburu NAKS Communications Manager (fifth from left) 

The County Peer Review Mechanism mirrors the Continental African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) that is voluntarily acceded to by member states of the African Union as a self-monitoring mechanism. A trans-formative initiative characterized as one of the African own strategies to enhance and promote good governance through achieving mutually agreed objectives and compliance with best practices with regard to four main thematic areas namely; Democracy and political governance; Economic governance and management; Corporate governance and Socio-economic development.

The Deputy Governor, Hon. Titus Ntuchiu affirmed this during a meeting with a technical team from NEPAD/APRM Kenya Secretariat which was led by the Secretariat’s Chief Executive Officer, Amb. Dr Samori Okwiya in his office in Meru town today. In his welcome speech, Hon. Ntuchiu commended the CPRM process sighting that it will improve devolved governance and generate numerous opportunities in understanding governance structures.  Similarly, the Deputy Governor lamented that the CPRM process will enable the county to document some of the initiative that they have rolled out such as the development of Meru County Vision 2040, the Meru Investment & Development Corporation Initiative and The Meru Youth Service that mirror the National Youth Service among others.

In his remarks, Amb. Dr. Samori Okwiya remarked that the meeting was meant to deliberate and agree with the county’s technical teams on the proposed dates to start the CPRM process. Additionally, he noted that a county review report will be published at the end of the exercise which will later be subjected to review by other county governors during National CPRM Summit.

Summing up, Amb. Dr Samori Okwiya expressed his appreciation to the Meru County Officials for the opportunity to embrace the CPRM initiative. In concurrence, the DG affirmed the county’s support and encouraged the technical team to ensure that the CPRM model captures both the county’s positive stories and areas of improvement.

NEPAD/APRM Kenya Secretariat CEO Amb. Dr Samori Okwiya (left) and Meru County Deputy Governor Hon. Titus Ntuchui (Right)

Also present during the meeting were Mr. Peter Kimemia, Director APRM & Governance, Mr. Erick Kiilu, Ag. Director, NEPAD Programmes, Mr. David Yalla, Deputy Director APRM & Governance, Munira Hassan, Deputy Director APRM & Governance, Meru County Director Economic Planning Ms. Terry Kimonye, County Statistician Ms. Doris Gakii and, Mr. Frankline Kaburu the Secretariat’s Communications Manager.

                                                          NEPAD/APRM Kenya Secretariat Communications

                                                                                 2nd August 2021