Kenya

Lord Sheikh:

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote political stability in Kenya.

Lord Malloch-Brown: The UK has provided support to civil society organisations to assist communities to reconcile and engage in the peace process following the disputed 2007 elections. In the past two financial years, civil society support amounted to £1.2 million.

We have provided a further £1.4 million over the past two years to support the Annan process and the National Accord. We will continue to offer our full support to Kofi Annan and his leadership role in the reform process.

All support has been jointly managed by the Department for International Development and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, through the Africa Conflict Prevention Programme.

We continue to urge Kenya’s leaders to work together to ensure that the key reforms needed in Kenya are made in order to prevent a return to the violence and instability seen at the start of 2008.

Updated: 13/12/2009 — 5:28 PM