The government remains committed and continues to play a critical role in resolving conflicts and restoring peace both in the country and across the region, Attorney General, Prof. Githu Muigai has said.
Prof. Muigai, who was addressing delegates that had assembled at the Kenya School of Government in Lower Kabete to consolidate issues on Humanitarian Law, assured them of government support.
This was at the 4th Regional Seminar on National Implementation of National Unity and Law. The seminar, an initiative of the International Committee of the Red Cross, was focused on reviewing the implementation structure and facilitation process of national implementation of International Humanitarian Law.
Prof. Muigai reminded the delegates that the issue of Humanitarian Law generated public debate in Kenya which led to the enactment of the Humanitarian National Policy Act.
The seminar drew delegates from Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and the host Kenya.
He clarified that the decision to close Daadab Refugees Camp was well informed by security concerns. Dr. Mumbua Munyao, Director of Academic Affairs at the School gave an affirmation of the commitment of the School to work closely with other partners to empower the public service at both national and county levels.
In a speech read on his behalf by Anne Kilimo, ICRC Regional Director, Mr. Thierry Meyratt, reminded the delegates of the core mandate of ICRC which is to protect and assist people affected by armed conflicts and other situations of violence.
By Pauline Maina