Stop Impunity
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A Smokescreen of wider politics of how and who will have the final say

The control of the Implementation of the Constitution and pending appointments to critical constitutional offices is at the heart of the current vicious political battle between Party of National Unity and Orange Democratic Movement in Parliament, International Center for Policy and Conflict observes today.

The leadership crisis facing the Parliamentary Departmental Committee on Administration of Justice and Legal Affairs is just a smokescreen of wider politics of how and who will have final say in management and controlling succession and its enabling processes and institutions.

President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga need to make the necessary intervention to this new political battle front before it escalates and completely derail the Constitution implementation and the crucial legislative agenda.

Kenya’s Parliament appears to be a huge misnomer. Instead of functioning as a platform for purposeful and meaningful dialogue and elimination of fear and mistrust, Kenya’s Parliament has degenerated into a primary source and hotbed of political tension and conflict. It has invariably turned into a partisan battleground.

These developments have further cemented an atmosphere of distrust between the Coalition Government and adversely affected delivery of mandate and services to the people. It is therefore doubtful whether the Parliament will be in a position to engage in meaningful debate and dialogue.

This is a cause for concern because there are numerous outstanding bills and legislative enactments that have to be concluded in readiness for the 2012 general elections. There is thus no doubt that Parliament is failing to function as an effective and inclusive national forum for constructive dialogue, legislation, oversight and representation.

Finally, for leadership to effectively manage the challenges of building a democratic state with strong institutions, it should greatly depend on embracing the principles of good governance. The principles of good governance underpin a leadership which is participatory, consensus orientated, accountable, transparent, responsive, effective and efficient, equitable and inclusive, and one which follows the rule of law. A leadership well versed with dialogue and

Which subscribes to the core values of good governance is vital to the process of establishing capable democratic states.

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