Event Reports

CONFERENCE ON CONSTITUTIONAL LAW REFORM IN KENYA AND TANZANIA IN LIGHT OF THE EAC TREATY

The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung under the auspices of its Rule of Law Program for Sub Saharan Africa hosted a constitutional law expert’s forum in Arusha, Tanzania on 9th October 2012 to discuss constitutional reform processes in Kenya and Tanzania and their impact on the EAC regional integration process.

The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung under the auspices of its Rule of Law Program for Sub Saharan Africa hosted a constitutional law expert’s forum in Arusha, Tanzania on 9th October 2012. The forum drew experts and key players in the constitutional reform processes from Kenya and Tanzania as well as Members of the Legal Committee from the Bundestag to exchange views and share experiences as regards constitutional reform processes in their respective countries and their impact on the regional integration process, namely the East African Community (EAC).

Hon. Siegfried Kauder, the leader of the German delegation, H.E. Klaus-Peter Brandes, the German ambassador to Tanzania, Justice Philip Tunoi, the Vice President of the East African Court of Justice, Prof. P.L.O Lumumba and Prof. Michael Wambali made presentations at the forum which was moderated by Prof. John Ruhangisa, the Registrar of the East African Court of Justice.

Notable participants at the forum included, Justice Johnston Busingye, the Principal Judge, EACJ, Hon. Pindi Chana, Chaiperson, Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs of the Tanzanian Parliament, Hon. Raya Ibrahim Deputy Shadow Minister, Foreign Affairs and East Africa Cooperation – Tanzania, Dr. Elizabeth Muli, Vice Chairperson of the Committee on the Implementation of the Constitution – Kenya; among other dignitaries, constitutional law scholars and experts in the region.

Justice Philip Tunoi delivering the keynote speech. Looking on from L-R are H.E. Amb. Brandes, Hon. Kauder and Prof. Roschmann KAS