Anti-Terrorism, Combatting Violent Extremism, Anti-Corruption & Reforms to the Criminal Justice System of Kenya.

The National Debate 2019

Is the Kenyan Criminal Justice System fit for purpose?

Day 1

Thursday Nov 28 2019Strathmore University

Day 2

Friday Nov 29 2019Strathmore University

Cost

Ksh 5,000 per dayKsh 8,000 for both daysLimited Student Discount Ksh 1,500 per dayKsh 2,000 for both days

Aims & Objectives

  • To highlight and reinforce the reforms recommended in the 2015 Audit.

  • To engage stakeholders to ensure those reforms are implemented.

  • To utilize the resources and experience of the legal and Judicial community of the Pan African Diaspora.

  • To share good practice throughout Kenya and the East African region.

  • To discuss our strategic response to terrorism in Kenya and the region.

  • To engage a community led response to violent extremism.

Debate 2019

Thursday Nov 28th 2019Strathmore University

Friday Nov 29th 2019Strathmore University

Gala Dinner

Saturday Nov 30th 2019Crowne Plaza Hotel

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Bandung Africa proposes a two day conference in November at Strathmore University, involving lecture and panel discussions, with networking events to discuss strategies and policies to counter terrorism and violent extremism in the context of the Criminal Justice System reforms endorsed by the Chief Justice. The purpose is to examine the progress being made to develop our strategy to combat terrorism and anti- extremism since the Westgate attack. The recent Riverside attack, the Garissa atrocity and those thwarted by the security services underline the necessity of having an open and transparent dialogue to address the on going threat to Kenyan society posed by violent extremism.

This continues the discussions that were held during our November conference in Nairobi. The UNDP policy paper, Issue No 1, October 2017, “Articulating the pathways of the impact of terrorism and violent extremism on the Kenyan economy”, sets out the major social and economic implications of terrorism that Kenya has faced in recent years.

The key stakeholders that will be consulted are the existing participants of the Bandung Conference namely, The African Prison Project; The Kenyan Prison Service; The Law Society of Kenya; The National Kenya Police Force; The Chief Justice and members of the Senior Judiciary; the Solicitor General; Strathmore University; Kenya Law School, The Kenyan Diaspora Association, The Inter-Religious Council of Kenya, and the U.S. Embassy, the U.K., The Canadian and Australian High Commissioner, the Auditor General of Kenya and leading NGO’s such as the Kenyan Human Rights Commission.

THE NATIONAL DEBATE 2019

Is the Kenyan Criminal Justice System fit for purpose?

Bandung Africa proposes a two day conference on 28th & 29th November 2019 at Strathmore University, involving lecture and panel discussions, with networking events to discuss strategies and policies to counter terrorism and violent extremism in the context of the Criminal Justice System reforms endorsed by the Chief Justice.

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The National Council for the Administration of Justice Naivasha Statement

The necessity of having a National Debate on the reform of the Criminal Justice System, especially corruption and anti terrorism is highlighted by the 20th meeting of the National Council for the Administration of Justice held in Navaisha that resulted in a statement, on February 7th 2019, which stated...

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Can Kenya end its love affair with Corruption?

The Bandung conference held at the Crown Plaza hotel on November 22nd and 23rd 2018 highlighted a number of concerns within the Criminal Justice System (CJS) in Kenya. These have largely been addressed by the 2015 Audit of the National Council on the Administration of Justice Administration of Justice Committee...

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Below you'll find the schedule for the National Debate 2019. We'll keep this page regularly updated with all new speakers and sessions, so be sure to keep checking in!

8:00 AM 9:00 AM

Registration

Registration of delegates for the Bandung Conference 2019


9:00 AM 9:15 AM

Video Presentation of Conference Themes and Welcome

Video Presentation of Conference Themes by The African Prison Project


9:10 AM 9:30 AM

Welcome Address by Conference Co. Chairs

The Welcome Address will be delivered by the by Conference Co Chairs: Stanley Manduku & D Peter Herbert O.B.E.


9:30 AM 10:00 AM

Keynote Address

The Chief Justice of Kenya -Mr. David K. Maraga & or

Hon. Justice Grace Ngenye

The Chief Justice of Kenya -Mr. David K. Maraga & or Justice Grace Ngenye will give the Keynote address.


10:00 AM 11:15 AM

Criminality Can we treat the Causes of crime rather than the Symptoms?

  • Mr. Wandera: The Director of the National Crime Research Centre
  • Recorder Sailesh Mehta:UK Recorder & Human Rights Barrister
  • Ms. Mercy Wambua: The Law Society of Kenya
  • Emmah Senge: Strathmore University Law School
  • Mrs. Mary Mbau: The Probation & After Care Service
  • Mr. Noah Sanganyi:Department for Children’s Services

Criminality Can we treat the Causes of crime rather than the Symptoms?


11:15 AM 11:30 AM
11:30 AM 1:00 PM

Detecting & Prosecuting Terrorism, Domestic Violence & Sexual Offences

  • Chair of the Panel: Stanley Manduku
  • Justice Grace Nyenge: Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
  • Justice Joyce Aluoch: (Former Justice of The International Criminal Court)
  • Mr Eric Mukoya: The Legal Resources Foundation Trust
  • Mr Irungu Houghton: Amnesty International
  • Peter Ouko: Crime Si Poa Organisation
  • Mr Donald Deya: Pan African Lawyers Association

What does success look like?


1:00 PM 2:00 PM
2:00 PM 2:30 PM

What is the role of the Prosecuting authorities, Defence Advocates & the Judiciary in the fight against terrorism, corruption and serious organised crime?

The Attorney General of Kenya : Paul Kihara Kariuki and/or

The Director of Public Prosecution : Mr Noordin Haji

What is the role of the Prosecuting authorities, Defence Advocates & the Judiciary in the fight against terrorism, corruption and serious organised crime?


2:30 PM 3:45 PM

Terrorism and Violent Extremism: Shall we Overcome?

  • Panel Discussion Chair : Ms Patricia Amira
  • Mr. Mbijiwe Mwenda: Former Captain Kenya Defence Force
  • Mr. Eliud Ambani Mulama: Association of Victims of Terrorism Involvement In Countering Extremism National Chairman, (Kenya)
  • Mr Nwala Munga: Deputy Head of Kenya Police Anti Terrorist Branch
  • Brigadier Kenneth Dindi: Ministry of Defence
  • Dr. Mustafa Y. Ali: Secretary General of GNRC-Arigatou International
  • Mr. Fazul Mohamed: Director of the of the National Security Regulatory Authority
  • Terrorism and Violent Extremism: We Shall Overcome?


    4:00 PM 4:30 PM

    Speech

    The Chief Justice, Honourable Justice David Maraga and/or Ms Diane Abbott M.P.: Shadow Home Secretary (U.K.) (followed by a Panel Discussion)

    Speech by The Chief Justice, Honourable Justice David Maraga and/or Ms Diane Abbott M.P.: Shadow Home Secretary (U.K.) (followed by a Panel Discussion)


    4:30 PM 6:00 PM

    Panel discussion: Is our Justice System Fit for Purpose? Do Our Prisons Work?

    Chair : Dr Shem Ochuodho (Kenyan Diaspora Alliance)

    Panel:

    • Mr Wycliffe Ogalo:The Commissioner General of the Kenya Prison Service
    • Mr Peter Tibigambwa: Regional Director of the African Prison Project
    • Justice Florence Kajuju: The Commission on the Administration of Justice
    • Mr George Kegoro: The Director of Kenya Human Rights Commission
    • Ms Yvonne Makena: Gospel singer & Humanitarian
    • Mr Charles Owino:(Kenya Police Service spokesperson)

    Panel discussion: Is our Justice System Fit for Purpose? Do Our Prisons Work?


    6:15 PM 6:30 PM

    Closing Remarks

    Closing Remarks: Co Chairs of the Conference Prayers led by Bishop Joseph Warari (The Inter Religious Council of Kenya)


    6:30 PM 9:00 PM
    8:00 AM 9:00 AM

    Registration

    Registration of delegates for the Bandung Conference 2019 Day 2


    9:00 AM 9:15 AM

    Video Presentation of Conference Themes

    The African Prison Project 

    The African Prison Project 


    9:15 AM 9:30 AM

    Welcome by Conference Co Chairs

    Welcome by Conference Co Chairs : Stanley Manduku & Peter Herbert O.B.E.


    9:30 AM 10:00 AM

    Keynote Speech

    Winning the war against Corruption? A Perspective from The Kenyan Bar Association

    • Justice Lenoala, and/or Justice Nyenga and/or
    • Mr Twalib Mbarak (Director) of EACC
    • Winning the war against Corruption? A Perspective from The Kenyan Bar Association


    10:00 AM 11:15 AM

    Panel Discussion: Can we access justice in Kenya?

    Panel Discussion: Can we access justice in Kenya?

    • Chair: Ms Beverly Amira/Ms Patricia Amira
    • Mr Twalib Mbarak: The Director of The Ethics & Anti Corruption Commission
    • Ms Marcello Favretto: (OHCHR)
    • Mr Abdullahi Abdirahaman:Strathmore University Law Clinic
    • Mr Irungu Houghton:(Director of Amnesty International (Kenya)
    • Mrs Ismet Rawat: Barrister, President of Association of Muslim Lawyers (UK)
    • Mr Peter Kariuki:Senior Legal Adviser to the Presidents Office
    Issues to be covered:
    • How to successfully Prosecute offences of Corruption?
    • Training and Advocacy Needs
    • How to overcome System failures?
    • Specialist Courts and Judges?
    • Case management and IT

    Panel Discussion: Can we access justice in Kenya?


    11:15 AM 11:30 AM
    11:30 AM 1:00 PM

    Panel Discussion

    The Shortcomings of the Legislative Framework & the Role & Responsibility of the Defence Advocate in Terrorism (and Anti Corruption cases)

    Chair of the Panel: D Peter Herbert: Part Time Judge (UK)

    Panelists:

    • Mr Donald Deya: CEO Pan African Lawyers Association
    • Ms Jennifor Izekor: Former Independent Member of the Police Complaints Authority (UK)
    • Mr Lee Jasper: Former policing adviser to the Mayor of London
    • Mr Charles Owino: Kenyan Police spokesperson
    • Ms Milton Grimes,USA: (Former LA Lawyer for Rodney King)
    • Mr Nwale Munga: (Deputy Head of Anti-Terrorism Police Unit)

    Panel Discussion


    1:00 PM 2:00 PM
    2:00 PM 3:15 PM

    Sentencing & Bail: One Law for the Rich and another for the Poor?

    Chair: Johnson Mwakazi : Broadcaster & Journalist

    Panel Members:

    • Peter Ouko: Crime Si Poa
    • Mrs Mary Mbau: Probation and After Care Services
    • Ms. Florence OndimuKenya Prison Services
    • Ms. Alice Ondieki: Kenya Witness Protection Agency
    • Mrs. Anne Amadi: NCAJ Secretary
    • Stanley Manduku: Co-organizer Bandung Conference
    Issues
    • Do we need a Sentencing Guidelines Council
    • Legislative shortcomings
    • Identifying Training needs
    • Community penalties: Probation, tagging etc
    • Proceeds of Crime Legislation and practice
    • Access to justice

    Sentencing & Bail: One Law for the Rich and another for the Poor?


    3:30 PM 4:00 PM

    How do we win the fight against Corruption?

    • Key Note Speaker: Mr Edward Ouko: The Auditor General of Kenya/
    • Twalib Mbarak: Chair of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission

    How do we win the fight against Corruption?


    4:00 PM 5:30 PM

    Panel discussion: What is the price of corruption in Kenya?

    Panel discussion: What is the price of corruption in Kenya?

    • Chair : Ms Patricia Amira (Facilitator)
    • Mr Charles Owino: The Kenya Police Spokesperson
    • Mr Michael K. Mubea: Assistant Secretary Kenyan Ethics & Anti Corruption Commission
    • Mr Kimeo: The CEO of Transparency International
    • Mr George Kegoro: Kenya Human Rights Commission
    • Ms Atieno Otieno: Leading Female Journalist
    • Mr Noordin Haji: The Director of Public Prosecutions (Kenya)

    Panel discussion: What is the price of corruption in Kenya?


    6:20 PM 6:30 PM

    Closing Address

    • Close of the Conference: Housekeeping announcements & vote of thanks by Co Chairs
    • Prayers led by Bishop Joseph Warari (The Inter Religious Council of Kenya)

    Closing address


    6:00 PM 9:00 PM

    Sponsored Networking Event & buffet (Venue: TBC)

    Sponsored Networking Event & buffet (Venue: TBC)


    7:00 PM Late

    The Bandung Conference Awards Dinner

    The Gala Awards Dinner at the Crowne Plaza Hotel is to honour those nominated for work within the Criminal Justice System and in tribute to their public service.

    • 7 pm till late
    • A Three Course Dinner with
    • Music
    • Live entertainment, (Yvonne Makena (UNICEF Ambassador); A Live band, Masika Africa
    • An African fashion show
    • Comedian

    The Bandung Conference Awards Dinner


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    The conference will appeal to East African Government policy and decision makers, senior civil servants, human rights activists, teachers, lawyers, judges and magistrates, academicians, career diplomats in East Africa as well as members of the Pan African diaspora who wish to contribute to the progression of civil society in the region.

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  • Closing time 5:00 PM
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    Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill

    Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill

    $136/Night

    Elgon Road Nairobi

    3.2 Km to event location

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    Crowne Plaza Nairobi

    Crowne Plaza Nairobi

    $ 123/Night

    Kenya Road, Upper Hill Nairobi KE

    4.1 Km to event location

    254-719-096000

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    The Monarch Hotel

    The Monarch Hotel

    $85/Night

    Rose Avenue, Kilimani Area Off Argwings Kodhek

    4.4 Km to event location

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    The Heron Portico

    $ 80/Night

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