Kimemia added that external issues such as religious fundamentalism, terrorism threat, the influx of refugees and asylum seekers, piracy and cross-border conflict continued to pose serious challenge to the countryâs effort to attain sustainable peace.
At the launch of revised guidelines for election coverage, Mrs Pansy Tlakula who is the Commissioner and Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa, drew attention to the fact Kenya is yet to ratify the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance despite signing it four years ago.
The Charter was adopted by the African Union which Kenya is a member on January 30, 2007 and came into effect on February 15, 2012.
The charter recognises the interconnection between freedom of expression, access to information and elections and the importance of freedom of expression, including press freedom in a democracy.
"One of its objectives is to promote the establishment of conditions necessary to foster citizen participation, transparency, access to information, freedom of the press and accountability in the management of public affairs," Tlakula explained.
Those present included Standard Group Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Paul Melly, Police Commissioner Mathew Iteere and Administration Police Commandant Kinuthia Mbugua among other top government officials.
Kimemia assured the country the government was prepared to enforce peace before and after elections.
The chairman of Kenya Editors Guild Mr Macharia Gaitho cautioned: "Ethnicity-embedded journalism is an issue facing the media in Kenya and there are cases when reporters get too cozy with political players."