KENYA’S DEVELOPMENT AGENDA
As has been mentioned above, Kenya’s development agenda is driven by amongst others the Vision 2030. This Vision is the country’s long term development blue-print which marks the development path up to the year 2030. Its main objective is to help transform Kenya into a “newly industrializing middle income country by the year 2030”.
Vision 2030 is being implemented in successive five-year Medium-Term Plans (MTP’s) with a corresponding financing process referred to as the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF), with the first MTP covering the years 2008-2012. The 2nd Medium Term Plan (MTP II) covering the period 2013-2017 bears the theme ‘Transforming Kenya: pathway to devolution, socio-economic development, equity and national unity’. Under this Vision, Kenya expects to meet its Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) by 2015.
Vision 2030 is guided by three main pillars – the Economic, Social and Political pillars. In addition, there exist enablers and macro projects that form the foundation of Vision 2030.
THE ROLE OF THE COMMITTEE IN KENYA’S NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENDA
The Social pillar’s objective in Vision 2030 is to invest in the people and improve the quality of life for all Kenyans by targeting a cross-section of human and social welfare projects and programs.
Through the Committee’s recommendations and release of well reformed and rehabilitated convicts by the President under the Power of Mercy, the Committee subsequently contributes to the National Development Agenda as envisaged in the social pillar of Vision 2030. This happens when the pardoned convicts re-integrate into society and make valuable contributions in national building.