First, a sustainable strategy to enforce accountability, ethics and transparency would see raising the bar on the performance, integrity and credibility of State institutions and public officials.

Second, the country would agree on a solid strategy of a major overhaul, restructuring and transforming of broken dysfunctional and compromised security system organs.

Third, the dialogue would seek deepening, resourcing and consolidating devolved governance and framing the pillars of local economic development.

Fourth, the redefining and formulating new socio-economic policies that reflect the new constitutional realities and global changes.

Fifth, addressing comprehensively the land reforms and accessibility of land resources fairly by all citizens is key pillar of transforming Kenya.

Sixth, Kenya cannot play a pivotal role and compete effectively globally if it does not bring about major changes in its education and health care systems.

Seventh, well-grounded forward-looking foreign policy that advances strategic trade, economic and security interests.

Finally, gender parity and an unambiguous human rights policy remain elusive.

It is imperative that consensus is built on implementation of policy structural shifts necessary to realise the conditions for generational equity, gender equality and the fulfilment of human rights as set out in the Constitution.

Mr Wainaina is executive director, International Centre for Policy and Conflict, a Nairobi-based independent regional not for profit research, education and advocacy, larger human rights, human security and democratic development institute. [email protected]

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