EMPA candidate discusses reform and governance in Kenya

Empa_kenyaWilliam Chebungei Tengecha, an EMPA candidate from Kenya, was the concluding speaker in Executive Education’s “Peer to Peer” series for the fall semester.  William provided a brief history of his country to frame the challenges currently facing Kenya.  He stressed the importance of good laws, governance and structures necessary to guide political leaders including a comprehensive constitution, needed reforms in various levels of government in addition to the promotion of peace and justice on a national level. 
Despite the challenges the African nation faces with poverty, unemployment, youth militia groups and food insecurity, William also highlighted the success stories surrounding Kenya’s athletic teams, tourism and export of tea and coffee.  He also commented on the rich indigenous culture prevalent in Kenyan society.
“Peer to Peer” will resume in the spring semester.  Executive Education students and Humphrey Fellows are encouraged to be a speaker in the series.  Interested students should submit their topic idea to Martha Ketcham at mhketcha@syr.edu.