Amb Raychelle Omamo today deposited three instruments of accession to the African Union (AU) office of the legal counsel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The three instruments are:

 African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance (ACDEG). The instrument was adopted on 30 January 2007 as the African Union’s main normative instrument to set standards for better governance across the continent. It came into force in February 2021 after ratification by fifteen states.

Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s right on the Rights of Older Persons in Africa. The protocol seeks to protect the rights of older persons. 

Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Africa. The protocol seeks to provide an African context to rights of persons with disabilities.

By depositing the instruments, Kenya solidifies her support for the African Union’s aspiration that aims for an Africa of good governance, democracy and respect for human rights, the rule of law and an expression of Kenya’s commitment to adhere to international laws. The Ratification process was under the aegis of the Joint AU-UNDP project on the acceleration of the ratification of Africa Union Treaties. The exercise seeks to streamline the ratification and implementation of AU Treaties by the Republic of Kenya.