2014 was a momentous year for IED as we embarked on implementing the first year of our New Strategic Plan 2014-2018. It has its genesis in many conversations,Observations Research and consultations that ran concurrently amongst scholars, practitioners and consultants in the democratic governance sector in Kenya.
Despite our country having made great strides towards democratization of institutions of governance and enacting legislation intended to promote good governance and tame political intolerance, the recent wave of political shenanigan and hooliganism exhibited by political parties is a clear indication that we are moving at a very high speed towards the wrong direction.
Affirmative action can be defined to mean positive discrimination that seeks to empower those that are disadvantaged by historical factors.
It is a deliberate policy or programme that seeks to remedy past discrimination by increasing chances of the affected to participate in what they were previously denied.