THAT, aware that Kenya’s legal framework lays a firm foundation for the principles of diversity, gender equity and equality in the country’s politics and government; NOTING that these key principles are supported by the Constitution, upheld by legislation regulating elections and political parties, judicial decisions, and complemented by a body of international treaties and conventions; DEEPLY CONCERNED that unfortunately, this critical legal standard of diversity and gender equity and equality has not been completely met, not just at the National but even at the County level in terms of representation of diverse groups in critical county governance structures and entities; OBSERVING that making diversity a reality in the County requires not only a conducive legal framework but also the collaborative efforts of relevant state and non-state actors; RECOGNIZING that a customized policy framework that borrows from existing legal frameworks but provides for effective diversity and inclusion of all groups, whether minorities, gender sensitivity or other vulnerable groups in public service at the devolved level within the City County would best serve this purpose; this Assembly urges the County Executive to explore mechanisms for developing a Diversity and Inclusivity Policy for the County and in the meantime enforce the provisions of the existing National law to promote diversity and inclusion of all vulnerable groups in County governance.
|Notice of Motion||24th July, 2019|
|Mover||Hon. Silvia Museiya, MCA|
|Seconder||Hon. Millicent Jagero, MCA|
|Dates Debated and/or Concluded||14th November, 2019|