A Nairobi-based Catholic University’s Leaders Guild to Discuss “Leaders of Integrity in Kenya” at a Workshop
CANAA || By Father Don Bosco Onyalla, Nairobi || 26 January 2017
A workshop aimed at preparing a section of Kenyans to make informed decisions in choosing their political representatives is being organized at the Nairobi-based Tangaza University College (TUC) next Thursday.
The Leaders Guild (TLG), an alumni association of TUC’s Centre for Leadership and Management (CLM) is planning the one-day session, expected to take place next week Thursday, February 2, 2017 under the theme, “Leaders of integrity in Kenya: What’s my responsibility in this?”
“Our objective is to enlighten the participants that they may make informed decision and elect ethical leaders who can influence positive transformation in the society,” the Coordinator of TLG, Sr. Margaret Mutiso, has told CANAA.
In line with the Kenyan Constitution, which requires that there be a general election on the second Tuesday in August every fifth year, the next general election is scheduled to be held on August 8, 2017.
“The workshop is timely because of the period we're in as a country,” Sr. Mutiso told CANAA, citing the ongoing countrywide voter registration exercise as well as the spirited political campaigns ahead of the August elections.
“Our target audience are leaders from differed sectors including religious women and men, alumni, students, organizational leaders, entrepreneurs, among others,” Sr. Mutiso who is a member of the religious order of the Daughters of the Sacred Heart (DSH) said in reference to the forthcoming workshop.
Sponsored by the Hilton N. Conrad Foundation, the workshop is a follow-up of the conference held in November 2016 organized under the theme: “leading with integrity.”
The November 7th conference brought together some 182 participants drawn from different organizations, colleges, universities, and individual entrepreneurs.
With the incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta seeking reelection, Kenyan voters will be expected to cast six ballots including that of the President, members of Parliament, members of the Senate, County governors, Women representatives, and Ward representatives.
Other African countries expected to conduct general elections include Rwanda, Angola, Liberia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.