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

The National Debate Part 1

Is the Kenyan Criminal Justice System fit for purpose?

Debate 1

Thursday June 27 2019The Kenya National Theater

Debate 2

Wednesday October 9 2019Strathmore University

Cost

Ksh 5,000 for each debateKsh 8,000 if booked togetherLimited Student Discount Ksh 2,000 per dayKsh 1,500 if booked together

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 1

Thursday June 27th 2019The Kenya National Theater

Debate 2

Wednesday October 9th 2019Strathmore University

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The Bandung Africa Project proposes two public lectures in June and October 2019, 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?

The Bandung Africa Project proposes two public lectures in June and October 2019, 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 Debate 1 of the Bandung Conference 2019


9:30 AM 10:00 AM

Keynote Address

The Chief Justice of Justice of Kenya, and or Justice Lenoala, Justice Grace Ngenye

(subject to availability)


10:00 AM 11:15 AM

Panel Discussion Themes

  • Chair of the Panel: Chair of the Nairobi Law Society.
  • 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
  • Criminologist: Kenya Law School or 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
11:00 AM 1:00 PM

The Shortcomings of the present CJS system in Prosecuting Terrorism and Sexual Offences

  • Chair of the Panel: Stanley Manduku
  • Lady Justice Ngenye : Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
  • Ms. Jennifor Izekor: Former Independent Police Complaints Commission (U.K.)
  • The Legal Resources Foundation Trust
  • Mr. George Kegoro: The Kenyan Human Rights Commission
  • Peter Ouko: Crime Si Poa Organisation
  • Mr Donald Deya: Pan African Lawyers Association

The Shortcomings of the present CJS system in Prosecuting Terrorism and Sexual Offences


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

Key Note Speeches

  • The Attorney General of Kenya : Paul Kihara Kariuki and/or The Director of Public Prosecution : Mr Noordin Haji

The Attorney General of Kenya : Paul Kihara Kariuki and/or The Director of Public Prosecution : Mr Noordin Haji


2:30 PM 3:45 PM

Terrorism and Violent Extremism: We Shall 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
  • The US Ambassador or Australian High Commissioner(TBC)
  • Dr. Mustafa Y. Ali, Secretary General of GNRC - Arigatou International
  • Mr Fazul Mahamed : Director of the of the National Security Regulatory Authority

Terrorism and Violent Extremism: We Shall Overcome?


4:30 PM 6:00 PM

Panel discussion: Is our Justice System Fit for Purpose? What reforms are required?

Chair : Mr. Johnson Mwakazi

  • Mr Isaya M. Osugo :The Commissioner General of the Kenya Prison Service
  • Ms Sheila Waruhui: Former Director of the African Prison Project
  • Hon. Justice Isaac Lenaola : Kenyan High Court
  • Mr George Kegoro: The Director of Kenya Human Rights Commission
  • Justice Linda Dobbs (retired) (UK)
  • Mr Joseph K. Boinett : The Inspector General of Police or Mr Charles Owino (Kenya Police Service spokesperson)

Is our Justice System Fit for Purpose?


6:00 PM 6:15 PM

Songs by Ms Yvonne Makenna (Gospel Singer)

Songs by Ms Yvonne Makenna (Gospel Singer)


6:15 PM 6:30 PM

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

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


6:30 PM 9:00 PM

Networking Event & Buffet

Networking Event & buffet


8:00 AM 9:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast

Registration of delegates for the Bandung Conference 2019 Debate 2


9:00 AM 9:15 AM

Video Presentation of Conference Themes

Video Presentation of Conference Themes by The African Prison Project      


9:15 AM 09:30 AM

Welcome by Conference Co Chairs

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


9:30 AM 10:00 AM

The Keynote Speech

Hon. Justice Isaac Lenaola and/or Justice Nyenga & or

Mr Twalib Mbarak (Director) of EACC

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


10:00 AM 11:15 AM

Panel Discussion Themes

  • Chair: Ms Beverly Amira / Ms Patricia Amira
  • Mr Twalib Mbarak –The Director of The Ethics & Anti Corruption Commission
  • Ms Marcello Favretto – (OHCHR)
  • Ms Emmeh Senge – Lecturer at Strathmore University
  • 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

How to successfully Prosecute offences of Corruption? Training and Advocacy Needs. How to overcome System failures?Specialist Courts and Judges? Case management and IT


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

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)
  • 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)

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


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: Mr Stanley Prince: Advocate, High Court of Kenya

  • Do we need a Sentencing Guidelines Council
  • Legislative shortcomings
  • Identifying Training needs
  • Community penalties: Probation, tagging etc
  • Proceeds of Crime Legislation and practice

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


4:00 PM 5:30 PM

Panel discussion: What price 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 Haji : The Director of Public Prosecutions (Kenya)

Panel discussion: What price corruption in Kenya?


6:30 PM 9:00 PM

In attendance

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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Kenya National Theatre stands as the premier venue for artistic and cultural drama with the most advanced equipment for theatrical productions in East and Central Africa.

Kenya National Theatre

Harry Thuku Rd, Nairobi

Kenya National Theatre is part of the Kenya Cultural Centre, a Semi Autonomous Government Agency under the Ministry of State for National Heritage and Culture in Kenya. It is mandated to offer space for the rehearsal and staging of productions to both local and international repertoire. It is based in Nairobi along Harry Thuku Road and borders the University of Nairobi (UON), The Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) and The Fairmont Norfolk Hotel.

The history of the building has viewed its location as a hurdle for an earnest identification with the local artistic performances. The cost of maintenance has meant higher booking fees for fledgling repertoires, eventually reserving itself for a corporate clientele. The Kenya National Theatre has also been a subject of scholarly criticism and a basis for formulating a cultural policy.

In 2004, Kenya Cultural Centre Ltd contracted Millicon’s Ltd to undertake a three phase renovation of the facility. In October 2007, Kenya National Theatre was handed over and renamed “National Theatre” with a notable interior design of the first floor’s “Wasanii Restaurant” by Terry Tabor.

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Additional Details

  • Opening time 8:00 AM
  • Closing time 5:00 PM
  • Modern Auditorium 345 Seats
  • Finding a good hotel can be tricky. So here are some of our favorite hotels nearby our event location

    Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel

    Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel

    $153/Night

    Harry Thuku Rd, Nairobi

    800m to event location

    + 254 (0) 20 2265000

    kenya.reservations@fairmont.com

    The Heron Portico

    The Heron Portico

    $ 80/Night

    Jakaya Kikwete Road, Nairobi

    3 Km to event location

    +254 020 235 0401/ 02

    reservations@heronhotel.com

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