Feb. 15, 2012, 8:15 p.m.
The National Democratic Institute (NDI) has published a new manual, Leadership and Campaign Academy. The book highlights specific provisions of the new Kenya constitution and other relevant legislation that touch on the conduct of political campaignsand political parties
Leadership plays an important role in any society. It helps develop a vision for society, galvanize citizens to realize that vision and spur the society to greater heights of development and democratization. A society with an effective, consultative and democratic leader will prosper faster than one without such a leader. The Constitution as adopted in August 2010 recognizes the premier role of leadership in achieving the desire of a “new Kenya.” In addition to reforming the structure of the legislative, judicial and executive arms of government, the Constitution dedicates an entire chapter to the question of leadership. It requires that leadership at all levels within the Kenyan society should be exercised for the benefit of the country as a whole. Those entrusted with leadership positions are expected to place public interest at the centre of all their decisions. They are required to abide by the highest standards of integrity and to be accountable to the people for their actions