Government Profiles

27th January 2023 Political and Regulatory Round Up

 Kenya President Ruto’s doublespeak on opposition President William Ruto’s move to woo Jubilee Party MPs as he seeks an absolute majority in Parliament has exposed his doublespeak in regard to his calls for a vibrant opposition. Kenya Kwanza has gone on a charm offensive against

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13th January Political and Regulatory Round Up

Kenya Olive branch? Raila urges Nyanza leaders to attend Ruto functions Azimio la Umoja One Kenya leader Raila Odinga has signalled a ceasefire with President William Ruto after he hosted Nyanza leaders on Wednesday and rallied them to welcome the Head of State in Homa

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Office of the Attorney-General in Kenya: Functions, powers and duties

The Office of the Attorney-General in Kenya dates back to 1906. Over the years, with successive governments, the powers changed and evolved until the promulgation of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 which cemented the roles and functions of the Attorney-General. According to Article 156 of

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Gachagua and Mudavadi: Duties, overlapping roles and likely outcomes

The Office of the President recently issued the first Executive Order of the year 2023. The Executive Order entails organisation of the Kenyan Government. The Executive Order comes after President William Ruto introduced the Office of the Prime Cabinet Secretary following his successful win in

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16th December 2022 Political and Regulatory Round Up

KENYA Ruto secures bag of goodies on US tour President William Ruto has called on the US to review its economic partnership with Africa, saying the latter must be regarded as an investment destination rather than a market for finished goods, even as he sealed

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WHICH WAY THE HUSTLER FUND?

The Kenya Kwanza Government rode to office largely on the hope that millions of enterprising Kenyans within the MSME space will get an opportunity to change their fortunes. The now-christened “Hustler Fund” has been touted by its supporters as the foundational niche to spur economic

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9th December 2022 Political and Regulatory Round Up

KENYA   Ruto’s Hustler Fund challenged in court   The government’s decision to establish the Sh50 billion Hustler Fund has been challenged in court by two civilians who claim that the kitty is illegal and an avenue to loot public coffers.   The petitioners, Mr

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2nd December 2022 Kenya Gazette

Legislative Supplements, 2022 The Public Finance Management (Financial Inclusion Fund) Regulations, 2022     The Statutory Instruments (Exemption from Expiry) Regulations, 2022     The Special Economic Zones Act—Declaration of Special Economic Zone     The Competition Act—Exclusion APPOINTMENT OF TRIBUNAL The National Assembly has

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18th November 2022 Finger on the Pulse

Significant Political events of the week On Monday 14th November, Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja questioned the county’s legal pending bills worth Sh21 billion. Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi defended the performance of Kenya Kwanza administration assuring Kenyans that things would take shape with time. Reports

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18th November 2022 Political and Regulatory Round Up

KENYA Meet your nine EALA legislators: Winnie Odinga, Kennedy Kalonzo and more win final vote Azimio leaders Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka’s children were on Thursday evening among nine people picked by Parliament to represent Kenya in the Arusha-based East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA). On

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4th November 2022 Finger on the Pulse

Significant political events of the week:  On Sunday, October 30, On Tuesday, November 1, On Wednesday, November 2, On Thursday, November 3,

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4th November 2022 Political and Regulatory Round Up

KENYA Azimio split over House teams slots A falling out is looming in the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition over who should occupy its three slots in the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC). Mr Odinga’s coalition is also sharply divided over which coalition party should

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Kenya Kwanza continues the unravelling of Jubilee ‘ills’

The nomination of Principal Secretaries this week marked yet another stage in the creation of the administration of President William Ruto.His choice of nominees contained some interesting aspects: the nomination of politicians Nixon Korir and Jonathan Mueke; the retention of Dr Chris Kiptoo, Belio Kipsang,

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Focus on Human Resource Management in the Counties: How some governors are getting it wrong

Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza has recently been in the spotlight, and not for the right reasons. A storm started brewing following some of her county staff appointments. Beyond the hostility she has been facing from members of the County Assembly, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission

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FINGER ON THE PULSE

Post-Election Snapshot On Monday, October 17, 1. Kenya Kwanza scooped all leadership positions of Senate committees. 2. Outgoing Interior PS Karanja Kibicho announced that President William Ruto would preside over his first National Day celebrations during the Mashujaa Day celebrations on Thursday.  3.The vetting of

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14th October 2022 Keeping Your Finger on the Pulse

The significant Political Events of the week On Tuesday, October 11, Members of the National Assembly approved nine members to sit in the House Business Committee. On Wednesday, October 12, 1.      The Director of Public Prosecutions withdrew the Sh19 million graft charges against

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President Ruto’s slow steps in forming his government’s structure amid queries on rewarding loyalists

There has been a delay in coming up with President Ruto’s government structure which has led to delayed service delivery. The President named his Cabinet’s nominees awaiting vetting by the National Assembly which has already formed the House Business Committee and the Committee on Appointment

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Rethinking Economic Recovery in Kenya: Privatisation of parastatals and the barriers

Privatisation refers to the transfer of parastatal’s ownership and control from the public to the private sector. Earlier this week, President William Ruto stated that his administration plans to privatise between six to 10 government-owned firms in the next 12 months. In a rather firm

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Azimio la Umoja- One Kenya to challenge Speaker’s ruling on Majority Party

The Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance has vowed to challenge the ruling made by Speaker of the National Assembly Moses Wetang’ula which declared Kenya Kwanza as the Majority Party on Thursday’s afternoon sitting. This came after a heated debate by members who were anxious

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23rd September 2022 Finger on the Pulse

Significant political events of the week: Monday, September 19: Members of the National Assembly commenced a week-long induction workshop at the Safari Park Hotel. It was set to end on Saturday, September 24, 2022.    President William Ruto arrived in London, UK, to attend the

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23 September Political & Regulatory Round Up

KENYA Junet writes to Speaker Wetang’ula on Azimio line-up Suna East Junet Mohamed has listed Mr Opiyo Wandayi as the Majority Leader, Robert Mbui as his deputy, himself as the Majority Whip and nominated MP Sabina Chege as his deputy. The move by Mr Mohamed

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Finger on the Pulse: Post-Election Snapshot

Significant political events of the week: On Tuesday, September 13, President-elect William Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua were sworn in at Kasarani stadium. This was after the Supreme Court verdict that upheld his election as the President following the petition challenging the August 9

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