COMMENCEMENT OF THE ELECTION OBSERVATION COURSE

The Election Observation Course (EOC) was officially opened today, 6th December 2021 by Col G G Marrow, Commandant Peace and Conflict Studies School. In attendance were Bjarne Askholm Danish Police Adviser EASF, Lt Col G K Yegon Course Director, and Mr. Dunstan Wafula Lead Facilitator. The course is funded by the Danish Government and is scheduled to run for 2 weeks. 

The course has 15 participants drawn from Elections Observations Group, WomanKind Kenya, National Council of Churches Kenya, Africa Youth Trust, Ministry of Education, African Union, Intergovernmental Authority of Development, and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.  

The aim of the course is to equip participants with knowledge and skills in election observation aimed at contributing to peaceful, democratic, and credible electoral processes in Africa. 

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In his speech, Col G G Marrow stated that elections should depict the will of the people. "This course is carefully designed and calculated to foster the free and fair election. Through that, we can improve human rights, democracy, and public participation." 

At the end of the course, participants will have gained knowledge on; Elections and Democracy in Africa, Election Observation in Practice, Understanding Ethical and Security Issues in Election Observation, Election Observation Simulation, and Emerging Issues.

OFFICIAL CLOSING OF THE KRA ETHICS AND MANAGEMENT FOR EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP COURSE

The KRA Ethics and Management for Effective Leadership Course was officially closed by Major General Peter Muteti ACDF OPD&T at HPSS Embakasi on Friday 3rd December 2021. In attendance was director IPSTC and Senior Commissioners from KRA.

The hosted course was conducted in partnership with the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) and the Kenya School of Revenue Administration (KESRA).

The three-week course had 51 participants all of whom were mid-level managers at KRA drawn from all over the republic and was the second cohort to be trained this year. The aim of the course was to cultivate ethical leadership within the Kenya Revenue Authority.

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MILITARY IN SECURITY OPERATIONS WORKSHOP

IPSTC is honoured to host the Military in Security Operation workshop being run by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The workshop was opened by Major General P M Njiru, Commandant Defence Staff College accompanied by Brigadier J C Sitienei Director IPSTC, Mr. Olivier Dubois Head of Regional Delegation ICRC, Colonel I K Guleid Col Plans & Progs IPSTC, and Colonel G G Marrow Commandant PCSS.

The Chief Guest, Major General P M Njiru recognized efforts by ICRC in their effort to train the military on security operations citing the importance of the training on victims of conflict and violence.

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Mr. Oliver Dubois highlighted the importance of the training stating " preparedness of the security force on armed conflict and those affected by organized violence will influence their approach in that regard." The workshop will serve as a platform to identify challenges in Military and Security Operations.

The aim of the workshop is to plan and conduct military security operations in law enforcement paradigms through partnerships with civil organizations. The 3-day workshop has 22 participants.

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