Introduction

Wananchi Waseme Solutions is an initiative that seeks to contribute to the strengthening of the existing governance structures in Kenya for the full realization of socio-economic growth and sustainable development. Our quest for good governance is driven by the belief that the principles underneath have the prerequisite to steer a pluralistic and vibrant society.

Our manadate, therefore, is to promote a system of public engagement by encouraging popular participation in the socio-political process. This can only be attained by involving marginalized groups in the decision-making process, to elicit government responsiveness to public opinion and contribute to the improvement of public service delivery. We similarly seek to promote capacity building forums and training on governance and policy programs to institutions and democratically elected leaders.

“Our quest for good governance is driven by the belief that the principles underneath have the prerequisite to steer a pluralistic and vibrant society.”

OUR Vision

People driven policies and development within the African continent

Our mission

To promote the spirit and culture of an interactive people driven Public-Private-Partnership in governance and development

Background

For far too long, civic engagement and public participation has not been embraced in Kenya’s policy and development frameworks. However, the promulgation of the Constitution of Kenya in 2010 resolved the issue by reaffirming that all sovereign powers belong to the people and that shall be exercised both at the national and county level. The new constitution provided the country a devolved system with a robust decentralized governance structure that allows for a bottom-up approach in development.