African Leaders to Attend Summit (allAfrica.com)

African heads of state and government converge on Nairobi on September 11 for the Africa Peer Review Mechanism Summit.

There are concerns poor governance and corruption have taken their toll on the continent.

Devolution CS Anne Waiguru, who will oversee the APRM preparations, said the country expects to host 12-15 of the 35 member states of the African Union during the meeting.

President Uhuru Kenyatta, who was elected the APRM chairman during the 25th AU summit in South Africa in June, will chair the meeting.

He took over from Liberia’s Sirleaf Ellen Johnson.

Key speakers will include Presidents Yoweri Museveni (Uganda), Teodoro Nguema (Equatorial Guinea) and Paul Kagame (Rwanda).

Waiguru was vague on whether emerging dictatorship will be a topic of discussion.

“I will leave your question at that. Every member state reviews itself and the process is quite long,” she said at a media briefing yesterday.

The CS was unclear on how APRM can effectively address governance problems.

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