100 Days of the Jubilee Government: Achievement and Challenges

100 Days of the Jubilee Government: Achievement and Challenges

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The Jubilee coalition led by H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta and H.E. the Deputy President, William Ruto was inaugurated into power in March 2013. The Jubilee government was voted in based on many considerations; the greatest being the reform agenda that was articulated during the campaigns and the promises made to Kenyans to address issues pertinent to improving livelihoods and to promote the dignity of life for the general citizenry. The benchmark that the Jubilee coalition used during these campaigns was deliverables that it promised the people of Kenya within 100 days of its taking over power.

These 100 days came to an end on 18th July, 2013. In the interest of ensuring accountability by the leaders, the people of Kenya needed to take stock of what the government had achieved within this time based on the promises it made. The Heinrich Böll Stiftung (HBS Nairobi) together with partners in the civil society namely Centre for Multi Party Democracy (CMD), Africa Research and Resource Forum (ARRF), Centre for Governance and Democracy (CGD), I Choose Life-Africa (ICL), the National Women’s Steering Committee (NWSC) and Elections Observation Group (ELOG) facilitated a discussion between the government, civil society actors, members of the business community and the general public to critically look at achievements, trends and prospects, as well as possibilities of working together towards sustainable, inclusive and equitable development for the benefit of all Kenyans during the Jubilee rule.

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Godwin Murunga, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, University of Nairobi & Mr. Mugo Kibati, Director General, Kenya Vision 2030

Panelists:
• Senator Kipchumba Murkomen – Chair, Parliamentary Committee on Devolution
• Commissioner Kamotho Waiganjo - Constitution Implementation Commission
• Ms. Carole Kariuki - Chief Executive Officer, KEPSA
• Senator Prof. Anyang’ Nyong’o – Cord Coalition
• Ms. Daisy Amdany - Co-Convener, National Women's Steering Committee
• Ms. Caren Wakoli, Founder and Executive Director, Emerging Leaders Foundation

Moderated by Uduak Amimo