Peaceful poll tops agenda at KEPSA, lawmakers’ meeting

October 12, 2016
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KEPSA Chief Executive Officer Carole Kariuki says peaceful elections are important in safeguarding Kenya's economic momentum/FILE
KEPSA Chief Executive Officer Carole Kariuki says peaceful elections are important in safeguarding Kenya’s economic momentum/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 12 – A peaceful election is one of the main agenda in the upcoming Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) Speakers Round Table with the National Assembly at the weekend.

KEPSA Chief Executive Officer Carole Kariuki says peaceful elections are important in safeguarding Kenya’s economic momentum.

The focus on election preparedness will highlight the critical role of the National Assembly in securing peaceful elections and safeguarding Kenya’s economic momentum.

“Just like we did it in 2012, we will appeal to Members of the National Assembly to ensure that there are peaceful elections so as we do not erode the economic gains we have achieved in the recent past,” Kariuki told Capital FM Business.

Speakers at the Roundtable will include the Justin Muturi, Leader of Majority Aden Duale, Leader of Minority Francis Nyenze, Deputy Leader of Minority Jakoyo Midiwo and Chairs and Vice Chairs of Parliamentary Departmental Committees.

The Private Sector will be led by the Chair of KEPSA Dennis Awori and Kariuki.

This year’s Roundtable is under the theme “Securing Kenya’s competitiveness through an enabling legislative framework” and will also focus on improving Kenya competitiveness.

“We will be looking at the gains we have achieved so far since we started the Roundtables in 2009. Some of the gains include enactment of business reform legislation which includes the Limited Liability Partnership Act; the Partnership Act; the Insolvency Act; the Capital Markets Act; the Special Economic Zones Act; the Public Private Partnership Act; the Business Services Regulation Act; Companies Act amongst others,” She revealed.

Some of the Bills that will be discussed during the roundtable include the Anti Bribery Bill, The Insurance Amendment Bill 2016, The SACCO Society Amendment Bill among others.

“We want to make sure that the big picture of competitiveness is understood, how does it translate to the competitiveness of the country,” she added.

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