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August 1, 2011

4th and 6th August 2011

Kisumu Peace Festival

The Kisumu Peace Festival is a non-profit, non-partisan and non-political movement which began in Kisumu, but which seeks to promote peace across the whole of Kenya and East Africa. The Opening Ceremony, will be graced by the Guest of Honour, the Prime Minister Raila Odinga. more…

July 19, 2011
German Ambassador Margit Hellwig-Bötte with Archbischop Zacchaeus Okoth and Rev. Fr. Vincent Wambugu

Visit of the German Ambassador at the Kenyan Episcopal Conference (KEC)

On 18th of the July 2011 the German Ambassador Margit Hellwig-Bötte was welcomed at KEC by Archbishop Zacchaeus Okoth, Chairman of the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission and Rev. Fr. Vincent Wambugu, Secretary General. Issues discussed were the position of the Catholic Church regarding the new constitution and the future cooperation with German development organizations. Representatives of AGEH, Misereor and KAS were also present.

July 13, 2011

German chancellor visits Kenya

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Kenya on 12 July accompanied by several members of the Federal Parliament and other officials. After meeting with the President and the Prime Minister and a state luncheon a briefing by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and other German Organizations in Kenya took place. more…

June 16, 2011

15.-24. Mai 2011 in Karlsruhe and Berlin

The new Constitution: A challenge for political parties and leaders in Kenya – The German experience

Until a new constitution came onto effect in 2010, Kenya was governed by a central government. Since Kenya has no experience with a decentralised government system KAS invited different delegates for a seminar to Germany. Read the full report here. more…

June 13, 2011

Written by Intern Laura Mayer

International Symposium on Devolved Government in Kenya

On the 9th of May a three day Symposium on devolved government ended at the Kenya International Conference Centre in Nairobi. Issues discussed were the benefits and efficiency of a devolved government system, as well as the best possible ways of it’s implementation in Kenya. more…

April 18, 2011

14th April 2011

National Policy Dialogue Breakfast Meeting

On Thursday 14/04, the Partnership for Peace Project, funded by the European Union and KAS, hosted a National Policy Dialogue Breakfast Meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to bring together representatives of both governmental and non-governmental institutions and organisations in order to discuss existing policy gaps in peace-building issues. more…

April 6, 2011

A Country Report

ICC summons “Ocampo Six” – End of impunity?

Last week, written summonses issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC) have been delivered to the suspects of 2007/08 post-election violence (PEV) in Kenya. In December 2010, ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo had made a request for summoning those personalities he believed to be most responsible for the committed crimes against humanity, widely known as the “Ocampo Six”. The way in which Kenya handles the ICC case is a very important test if she will suceed to scatter impunity. more…

March 7, 2011

12th - 20th of February 2011

Political dialogue: Delegation visits Kenya and Tanzania

In the context of a political visit by Dr. Hermann Kues (Parliamentary State Secretary of the Ministry of Family, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth Affairs), the Kenya and Tanzania office of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung organised a programme about the “Importance of the Social Doctrine of the church for Africa’s development”. more…

September 15, 2010

NARC-Kenya House

NARC-Kenya Party Reinvigoration Workshop for party branch officials & parliamentary group

On 4th of August 2010 the Kenyan people voted for a new constitution. As this new constitution is bringing mayor changes to the political structure in Kenya it is crucial for political parties to discuss important issues and to develop internal strategies to support the implementation process of the new constitution.During the workshop a special focus was set on the types of the elections in the forthcoming general election in 2012. more…

August 12, 2010

Referendum on the Proposed Constitution

Kenya Votes - KAS sending observation team for the 2010 Referendum

On August 4th 2010, around 12,400,000 registered voters were asked to voice their opinion on the proposed constitution at one of 27,000 polling stations all over Kenya. The weeks ahead of the D-day were marked by heated campaigns from the “yes” and the “no” side but also by increasingly loud calls for a peaceful and fair election. Consequently, the referendum was not only about a new constitution but also another test for the country to prove its compliance to democratic standards. more…