In May, CRECO with support from Hivos under the Jukumu Letu Initiative began implementing the project ‘Promoting Citizens and CSO’s Effective participation in Governance at the County and National Levels’ in three (3 counties namely; Marsabit, Baringo and Kitui. The project is being implemented directly by CRECO’s member organisations that are based, or work, in the stated counties above, these are; Pastoralists Community Development Organisation (PACODEO), Centre for Enhancing Democracy and Good Governance (CEDGG) and Centre for Human Rights and Civic Education (CHRCE) respectively. The Jukumu Letu initiative just like the DAP project seeks to build the capacity of both the demand and supply sides of the management of the public sector so as to ensure that the citizens get to benefit from devolution that was supposed to among others, “give powers of self-governance to the people and to enhance the participation of the people in the exercise of the powers of the state and in making decisions affecting them”. Indeed, the responsibility of ensuring Transparency and Accountability in governance lies squarely with both citizens and the responsible officers.
Activities implemented in the project
Activities implemented so far are as follows
- Due Diligence on Implementing Partners
- Internal capacity building for Implementing partners (Induction meetings for both Heads of organisation, Finance and Programs staff and trainings).
- Baseline survey
- Public Awareness forums
- Activity monitoring by CRECO Staff.
Having keenly observed political and other trends in the country in recent months,Deriving our mandate as the people’s watchdog from the laws of Kenya, Acknowledging the progress made and challenges faced in the implementation of the Constitution, Aware that the Constitution has been und r threat as a result of unconstitutional legislation and continued impunity, asserting that sovereign power belongs to the people of Kenya as per Article 1 of the Constitution, address the following issues Read more here: CREC OPress statement August 2014
The marking of Katiba Day as a commemorative annual event is informed by the need to regularly take stock of the gains and missteps made each successive year in the quest for a new democratic and people responsive constitutional order since the people of Kenya gave themselves a new constitution in exercise of their sovereign and inalienable right to determine the form of governance of their country on 27th August 2010. It is therefore important for Kenyans to continuously remind themselves that it is also their inalienable duty to live, safeguard and actualize gains engendered by the CoK 2010 by participating in its implementation and engaging with the persons and institutions entrusted with different constitutional implementation roles. (more…)
CRECO in partnership with United States Institute for Peace (USIP) are pleased to announce a course on Peaceful Elections in Africa is now open to interested applicants to apply.
The training will take place as from 20th – 23rd October 2014, at a location in Nairobi, Kenya.
Those interested in applying should have a minimum of 3 years relevant experience. To apply please go to: http://academyregister.usip.org/courses/Peaceful-elections-in-africa-kenya-course. or Click on the link below to view the flyer!
Operation Firimbi Bulletin is a publication of Mazingira Institute (a Member of CRECO) supported by Rooftops Canada/Abri International with assistance from Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada. In its March 2014 Bulletin, the publication sought to highlight the issues that have raised and continue raising tension in Lamu County. To read this informative and eye opening publication please click here: Operation Firimbi, March 2014 Issue.
Whereas some Members of the County Assemblies are very knowledgeable and well informed of their role in the budget process, some are (more…)