, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 8 – Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka has assured that Parliament will take up the Constitutional Implementation Oversight Committee immediately MPs return from recess to fast track the implementation process.
He at the same time urged the international community to partner with Kenya in the implementation process saying the exercise will require huge amounts of resources particularly the establishment of county governments.
Mr Musyoka spoke during a breakfast meeting with the Global Board of the National Democratic Institute (NDI) led by the Chair, former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former Senate majority leader Tom Daschle at Serena Hotel, Nairobi.
The Vice President implementing the constitution is of essence since the government does not want to let down Kenyans who are enthusiastic to see the new laws in operation.
“Time is of the essence and we must ensure that all the necessary structures are put in place before the 2012 general elections,” Mr Musyoka said.
Ms Albright advised Kenyans to come up with quick wins in the implementation process by passing a few crucial enabling laws immediately to encourage Kenyans that the process has begun.
She paid tribute to Kenyans for conducting a peaceful and successful constitution referendum which was applauded the world over.
The Vice President assured the delegation that Kenya has made great progress in the fight against corruption and the implementation of various reforms under the Agenda 4, and should therefore be assisted to access the Millennium Challenge Account to boost the economy.
He said under Agenda 4 the government had already formed the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) and the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) to ensure justice and reconciliation following the 2007 post- poll violence.
Mr Daschle noted that Kenya will face many challenges in setting out the county governments but assured that the international partners will stand with her.