The County Government of Nyeri under the leadership of H.E Governor Mutahi Kahiga has embraced the County Peer Review Mechanism (CPRM) process which will help promote and showcase good governance aimed at championing transformative leadership and sustainable development in the county.


(Middle)Mr. Benjamin Gachichio, Nyeri County Secretary (left) and Mr. Peter Kimemia Director APRM & Governance (Right)


Nyeri County now joins other county governments which have submitted to be peer reviewed, among them Embu, Tharaka Nithi, Meru and Kilifi.

Mr. Benjamin Gachichio, Nyeri County Secretary, today hosted a team from the NEPAD/APRM Kenya Secretariat led by the APRM Director Mr. Peter Kimemia to discuss cascading of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) as a tool for promoting good governance. The Secretariat’s team briefed Mr. Gachichio on the County Peer Review Mechanism process.

In his remarks Mr. Peter Kimemia noted that the implementation of the review will independently evaluate the counties based on standard parameters of development, placing them at the interest of investors. Additionally, CPRM will help Nyeri county government to comply with the constitutional requirements that they be based on democratic principles and the separation of powers.

Others present during the meeting were, Mr. Erick Kiilu, A.g Director NEPAD Programmes, Mr. David Yalla Deputy NEPAD Programmes, Munira Hassan, Deputy Director APRM & Governance, Margaret Macharia Education and Sports CEC, Beth Karimi County Public Service and Solid Waste Management CEC, Dr. Christopher Wamwea, Special advisor to the Governor and Mwangi Kamanja Governor’s Chief Officer.