Kenya celebrates peaceful referendum

Kenyan civil society celebrate the success of campaigns for a peaceful referendum on a new constitution which was held on August 4. IANSA members were active in media and community forums. Barasa Edwin Mang'eni of Africa Peace Forum said “The passing of the constitution... heralds a new beginning for this country”. He added, “Kenya Action Network on Small Arms will monitor the implementation of security related articles in the constitution and lobby the government to adopt measures that will free the country of illicit small arms while at the same time ensuring a commitment to related international processes”.