Sunday May 31, 2020 – Deputy President William Ruto has been elected to represent Africa in a global governance body.

During a virtual meeting on Monday May 25th, Ruto, who is second in command, was elected to serve in the steering committee of the Open Government Partnership, a leading platform that brings together Government leaders and civil societies across the globe.

The organisation advocates for the promoting of accountable, responsive and inclusive governance through civic participation, access to public information and leveraging on technology and innovation.

It is based in Washington and was founded in 2011 by former US President Barack Obama.

It has 78 countries currently and over 20 local Governments with thousands of civil society organisations.

Kenya, Canada, Italy and UK were competing to be elected into the steering committee with 82% of Governments participating in the election.


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