From 4th – 7th December 2014, the Civic Engagement and Flames of Democracy Program held its first ever training on Community Based Monitoring Systems (CBMS) at the Pearl Palace Hotel in Nairobi.
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.
IED intends to identify, train and contract 30 enumerators to undertake telephone interviews in a project aimed at auditing Political Parties’ adherence to the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 and the Political Parties Act 2011.