Kenya Gazette Round-Up

THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE (NCAJ) COMMITTEE ON REVIEW OF LAWS ON SEXUAL OFFENCES AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE IN KENYA APPOINTMENT Alice Macharia (Dr.) -The Judiciary  Rose Wafula (Dr.) -Ministry of Health  Judith Awinja (Dr.) -Ministry of Health Resila Onyango (Dr.) -National Police

KEEPING YOUR FINGER ON THE PULSE: Significant political events of the week

  Monday, 31st July 2023 President Ruto says he will ‘not negotiate’ Kenya’s security with Azimio coalition leader Raila Odinga. Tuesday, 1st August 2023 Six Chinese nationals arraigned for engaging in illegal mining. President Ruto slams an attempt to stop the Nairobi school feeding programme

Political Sentiment: Performance Contracts: Recent move by Ruto is key to enhancing public sector performance

When the National Rainbow Coalition (Narc) government under Mwai Kibaki took over power in 2003, one of the apparatus they implemented was performance contracts and appraisals within the public service. The rationale behind the move was to infuse a private sector mentality of value for


Kenya   Governors threaten to shut down counties over delayed funds Governors have threatened to shut down operations in counties should the national government fail to release KSh94 billion meant for the devolved units. The county chiefs convened a meeting on Friday to discuss the

Keeping Your Finger on the Pulse

The 14-member bipartisan talks committee, co-chaired by Tharaka MP George Murugara and his Rarienda counterpart Otiende Amollo, has met with a bid to jumpstart the stalled talks.  President Ruto appointed Bishop Dr David Oginde as the new Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission chairperson.  President Ruto announced


Kenya UN boss Antonio Guterres visits Kenya, to meet Ruto United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is in Kenya for a two-day official visit. During his visit, the UN chief is expected to hold talks with President William Ruto. The visit comes weeks after a


  President William Ruto and Azimio chief Raila Odinga will have the final say on the inclusion of Eldas MP Adan Keynan and his Pokot South counterpart David P’Kosing in the bi-partisan dialogue team. President Ruto has defended his affectionate reference to opposition leader Raila


Kenya Ruto adds more to debt in first six months than Uhuru President William Ruto’s administration has borrowed Sh17.4 billion more than his predecessor in its first six months in office, upending the plan to go slow on debt. Treasury data shows that the new

President Ruto called for a bi-partisan engagement in Parliament to solve the issues raised by the Opposition.

President Ruto called for a bi-partisan engagement in Parliament to solve the issues raised by the Opposition. Opposition chief Raila Odinga stood down the planned demonstrations for seven days pending proposed talks.  President William Ruto maintained his position that there will be no ‘handshake’ between

A look into some of the appointments for this week

Legislative Supplements, 2023         The Public Order (Turkana, Elgeyo Marakwet, Baringo, West Pokot, Samburu and Laikipia Counties) Curfew Extension Order No. 3 of 2023;         The Public Order (Turkana, Elgeyo Marakwet, Baringo, West Pokot, Samburu and Laikipia Counties) Extension

Oil prices set to surge after producers announce plans to cut production

Prices for petroleum products are set to go up after the major oil producers announced plans to cut their production up to 1.15 million barrels per day from May until the end of 2023.  Saudi Arabia announced the biggest cut among Organization of the Petroleum

Ruto-Raila truce: Eyes on the dialogue and potential outcome

On Sunday evening, Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party leader Raila Odinga suspended the bi-weekly countrywide protests over soaring costs of living and the alleged rigging of the August 2022 General Election, to allow for dialogue with the government. The move came after President

Azimio la Umoja supporters took to the streets on Thursday for the third round of protests against the government.

Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga claimed that the Kenya Kwanza administration is afraid of opening election servers because they rigged the August 2022 presidential poll. Days after Uhuru Kenyatta’s family-owned property (Northlands) was raided by goons, the government, not wanting to witness the Monday

What happened in Parliament this week?

National Assembly   The National Assembly is currently on a short recess until Tuesday, April 11, 2023.   The Senate Statements     Sen. Hezena Lemaletian made a statement regarding the water crisis in northern parts of Kenya.     Sen. Godfrey Osotsi sought a

What Joe Biden’s envoy told Raila, Gachagua

Kenya What Joe Biden’s envoy told Raila, Gachagua Opposition leader Raila Odinga stuck to his guns in a meeting with a United States delegation seeking a truce, as it emerged Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua flatly rejected any overtures to have him join the government. While

‘Maandamano’ Monday and Thursday: Analysis of possible solutions to end demonstrations

Things were calm after the August 9, 2022, General Election. Kenyans returned to their normal routines after the results of the polls were announced. However, a few months after the highly contested elections, the leader of the opposition, Mr Raila Odinga, called for protests for

Azimio la Umoja leaders led their supporters in protests in Nairobi and Kisumu citing high cost of living.

20th March 2023 Azimio la Umoja leaders led their supporters in protests in Nairobi and Kisumu citing high cost of living. Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga announced that there will be protests every Monday and Thursday until the government heeds their demands. 21st March

What happened in Parliament this week?

Tuesday 21st March 2023 National Assembly       Motions       Reduction of the publication period of a bill       Report on the consideration of the Draft Salaries and Remuneration Commission (Remuneration and Benefits of State and Other Public Officers) Regulations,

Ex-CoB Agnes Odhiambo, former solicitor-general Ken Ogeto land jobs in Ruto’s govt

Kenya Ex-CoB Agnes Odhiambo, former solicitor-general Ken Ogeto land jobs in Ruto’s govt Former Controller of Budget Agnes Odhiambo and immediate-former solicitor-general Kennedy Ogeto have landed new roles in President William Ruto’s government.  Ms Odhiambo has been named the head of Government Delivery Services while

CAS appointments: A gift to loyalists or a big team to revive the economy?

The appointment of 50 Chief Administrative Secretaries (CASs) on Thursday came as a reprieve for President William Ruto’s political allies who lost in the 2022 General Election as they are the main beneficiaries. The President pointed out that he deliberately appointed some politicians because of

What happened in the Counties this week?

SIAYA ·         The Governor of Siaya County, James Orengo SC, in concurrence with approval by the County Assembly of Siaya of the request on the grant of a Municipal Charter, granted a Municipal Charter to the Municipality of Bondo in a

Raila Odinga calls for a nationwide demonstration citing the high cost of living.

  Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga called for a nationwide demonstration citing the high cost of living.     UDA Secretary-General Cleophas Malala announced that a total of six parties joined the party.  President William Ruto nominated Bishop (Dr.) David Adang Oginde for appointment as

Govt won’t allow loss of life, destruction of property

Kenya Govt won’t allow loss of life, destruction of property President William Ruto has assured Kenyans that they have nothing to worry over threats by opposition leaders to hold countrywide demonstrations next week. President Ruto said Kenya is a country governed by the rule of

Now Cabinet Secretaries to answer questions in Parliament after amendment of Standing Orders

The National Assembly recently adopted the Report of the Procedure and House Rules Committee that amended various sections of the Standing Orders that now allow the Cabinet Secretaries (CSs) to physically appear before the National Assembly and answer questions. Standing Orders are the rules and

Search for new brooms at IEBC sets the ball rolling for 2027 General Election

It does not go wrong, it starts wrong. The 2027 General Election is being won or lost, stolen or being free and fair in 2023. As Kenyans are battling the incessant heat, biting drought, rising inflation, a dollar shortage, and a squeeze on their incomes

We will actualize the two-third gender rule, Speaker Moses Wetangula says

7th March Court Upheld Election of Homa Bay Governor Gladys Wanga, Dr. Evans Kidero to pay Ksh. 3.5 million. 8th March National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula said that 13th Parliament will actualize two-thirds gender rule. 9th March Drama as Jubilee’s Jeremiah Kioni and Kanini Kega

What happened in Parliament this week? A snip shot

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday The National Assembly Morning Session Motions  Development of Policy on Standardisation and Production of School Uniforms in the Country Continuous Registration of Beneficiaries to the Older Persons Cash Transfer Programme in the Country Policy Formulation on Implementation and Enhancement of EPZ Programmes

CBK Deputy Governor nominee Susan Koech appeared before the National Assembly for vetting. 

CBK Deputy Governor nominee Susan Koech appeared before the National Assembly for vetting.  The tribunal formed to consider the petition for removal of Juliana Cherera, Francis Wanderi, Irene Masit and Justus Nyang’aya from office as members of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) recommended

24th February 2023 County Round Up

  LAIKIPIA The Governor of Nyandarua County has appointed various persons to be members of an ad hoc committee to consider and advise on the recommendation for the conferment of municipality status to Nanyuki Town for a period of 1 year, with effect from 6th

24th February 2023 Finger on the Pulse

 Kivutha Kibwana, David Oginde and Charles Kanjama were among those shortlisted for the position of Chairperson of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).  National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang’ula called for the establishment of direct flights between Kenya and Algeria. The Public Service Commission shortlisted 224

24th February 2023 Political and Regulatory Round Up

Kenya Revealed: How President Ruto got Raila ‘fired’ from AU job Yesterday, what was not contested was the announcement that Mr Odinga’s tenure as the commission’s high representative for infrastructure development in Africa had ended after nearly five years. But a cloud of controversy swirled

Globetrotting CS: Eyebrows raised after Moses Kuria meets 10 presidents in a month

Investments, Trade and Industry Cabinet Secretary (CS) Moses Kuria has met 10 sitting presidents and a former president in an interval of one month, igniting speculations of clashing roles with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs under CS Alfred Mutua. Even though Mr. Kuria on Monday

17th February 2023 Finger on the Pulse

President William Ruto attended the 42nd African Union (AU) ordinary session of the Executive Council in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The African Union, AU, appointed former President Uhuru Kenyatta to head its 90-member election observation mission in Nigeria. Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja pledged to start a

17th February 2023 Political and Regulatory Round Up

Kenya How Israeli hackers hit Ruto strategists, IEBC officials days to polls A consortium of journalists across the world has been investigating how Israeli national Tal Hanan led a team of disinformation experts in manipulating dozens of elections across the world. The journalists posed as

Internal and external security threats rock new government’s boat

  Five months since President William Ruto was sworn in as the Commander-in-Chief, the threat to Kenyan national security has been on upward trend.   Externally, success in the Somali battleground against Al Shabab by Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) and the Somali army, has had

Broken Kenya Kwanza promises: Impact of lifting price subsidies on cost of living and economic growth

Price subsidies are not long-term solutions to social protection. The Kenya Kwanza administration has been eliminating most of the subsidies that were introduced by former President Kenyatta’s administration such as electricity, fuel and maize price subsidies. President William Ruto’s administration’s rapid elimination of the price

Finger on the Pulse

Interior CS Kithure Kindiki warned Azimio leader Raila Odinga and his team against breaking the law during their public barazas. Vihiga Senator Godfrey Osotsi told off Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua over devolution funds saying that the DP was unfit to protect the devolution that Kenyans

10th February Political and Regulatory Round-up

Kenya Protect me, former Interior minister Fred Matiang’i tells court. Former Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has moved to court, seeking to be granted anticipatory bail after police allegedly raided his house on Wednesday night. In an application filed at the High Court, Dr Matiang’i

Agression against ODM’s 9 lawmakers speaks doom for the party

If the petition by Migori Senator Eddy Oketch goes through, the Orange Democratic Movement will start the process of expelling nine of its members who visited State House without authorisation. Removing someone from a party is hard, especially if that person is an elected representative.

Finger on the Pulse

On Monday 30th President William Ruto said that every Kenyan is expected to pay taxes, amid a standoff with the Opposition. Korogocho MCA Absalom Odhiambo was arrested in Nairobi over his remarks during a rally last week that were deemed inciteful. On 2nd February Jubilee

3rd February 2023 Political and Regulatory Round Up

Kenya This is not politics, IG Koome says on scaling down of Uhuru’s security The Inspector-General of Police Japhet Koome on Friday confirmed the scaling down of retired President Uhuru Kenyatta’s security detail adding that officers of senior rank have been recalled. Mr Koome, who

A return of the politics of tax

Taxation in Kenya has taken a political twist in a week that saw President William Ruto train his guns on former President Uhuru Kenyatta and businesses associated with his family. Speaking a day after Azimio leader Raila Odinga held a rally at Jacaranda grounds, Ruto

Hustler Fund: The question of defaulters amidst plans to roll out second phase

The Hustler Fund, which was launched late last year and has been in operation for over two months now, has so far disbursed Kshs. 15.9 billion in loans with about half of that money (Kshs. 7.7 billion) being repaid. 18.4 million Kenyans are subscribed to

Electoral reform agenda gets back on the table

Opposition boss Raila Odinga this week began piling the pressure on President William Ruto that he hopes will culminate in a discussion at the negotiating table. His plan, according to a media report, is to rally his supporters into mass action and civil disobedience. Mr

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

20th January 2023 Political and Regulatory Round Up

 Kenya  Senators approve changes to IEBC law  Senators have approved the IEBC (Amendment) Bill 2022, the proposed law that seeks to change composition of the selection panel to recruit poll commissioners.  The legislators spent most of Thursday debating the Bill that will affect appointments of

Ruto changing the game on management of government

President William Ruto’s victory at his first attempt and without the support of the incumbent proved his prowess in strategy. In the early days of his presidency, he is also proving to be a corporate strategist.  He started the year with a retreat for the

13th January County Round Up

  BOMET The Governor of Bomet County has gazetted the County Pending Bills Ad Hoc Committee, 2022, to verify and audit pending bills, advise and guide the county government on settlement of the said bills and prepare a report. BUSIA The Speaker of Busia County

13th January Finger on the Pulse.

10th January Nairobi County Assembly Minority Leader Anthony Kiragu (UDA) bashed Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja on the ongoing tiff between him and Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua. Kiambu Governor Kimani Wamatangi held a crisis meeting with members of the County Assembly to end the row over

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

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

Tricky role for Gachagua in new order

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua was this week handed the responsibility of handling relations between the county and national governments, putting him in charge of a tricky but important role. The Deputy President is by default the head of the Inter-Governmental Budget and Economic Council (IBEC),

Dennis Itumbi the New Media and Digital Sheriff in town

When the new list of executive officers attached to State House was unveiled by former Head of the Public Service Joseph Kinyua last October, observers noted that the prolific and sometimes maverick digital chieftain Dennis Itumbi was missing. Perhaps as a measure of his reverence

Significant Political Events of the week

On Tuesday, December 13 Wajir Governor Ahmed Abdullahi Jiir was compelled to give an explanation on how he won the hotly contested August 9 polls. On Wednesday, December 14 President William Ruto said that his administration will partner with Google in the digitisation of government

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


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

Another attempt to change the 2010 Constitution months after BBI blow

A genuine attempt at a constitutional amendment to placate the fledgling opposition and do right with the women base or a red-herring to distract Kenyans and buy to time for his administration that is facing a myriad of challenges as it clocks 100 days? These

9th December 2022 Finger on the Pulse

On Monday, December 5, Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi arrived in London ahead of the Commonwealth Trade and Investment Summit. On Tuesday, December 6,  Senators visited Kenyatta National Hospital as the inquest into the death of baby Travis Maina continued.    CEC members for Nairobi County

9th December 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY The National Assembly adjourned on December 2 for a two-month-long Christmas break. On  December 8, there was a special sitting in the House. Among the issues Speaker Moses Wetangula said were to be transacted during the sitting were notification of a special

Finger on the Pulse

On Monday 28th     President William Ruto assured Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja of his unwavering support in ensuring nightclubs within residential areas are closed down.     President Ruto called for peace from the Azimio la Umoja coalition. He urged the members to criticize

As it starts working, Ruto administration walks a fine line

A familiar scenario has played out in the last two weeks. Trade and Industry Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria said he would be issuing the legal instruments needed to allow duty-free maize imports and a few days later, a ship with 10,000 tons of maize docked

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

18th November 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

MOTION Effects of upstream activities on the River Tana to the residents of Tana delta. MESSAGE Message from the National Assembly on the approval of Eng. Japhet Koome Nchebere for appointment to the position of Inspector-General of the National Police Service. PAPERS Report of the

18th November 2022 Kenya Gazette

Special Issue The President has appointed the following in a special gazette notice: HAMISI MASHOBO MWAGUYA Chairperson of the Board of the Kenya Maritime Authority, for a period of three (3) years, with effect from 18th November, 2022. DAVID WAMATSI OMUSOTSI Chairperson of the Council

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

Surveillance measures be used to prevent muggings in the Kenya

Taming crime in Kenya: Heightening surveillance way to go in curbing insecurity  In the past few weeks, there has been an increase in crime in Kenya. Videos have surfaced showing civilians being robbed at gunpoint, purses and phones being snatched from pedestrians and drivers among

Proposed constitutional amendments and their risks

Constitution or leadership and governance crisis: Why Kenya does not need sweeping changes in the supreme law While the new government should be working in order to deliver its pledges to Kenyans, who for the last few months have been struggling to make ends meet,

Kenya Kwanza’s big opportunity and risk with Hustler Fund

The Kenya Kwanza administration is now set to roll out its first big pledge bylaunching the Hustler Fund. The launch event is set to happen on November 30, withPresident William Ruto presiding. In an administration that faced difficult issues from the first day – drought,

11th November 2022 County Round Up

UASIN GISHU The Governor has gazetted the names of  members of the Uasin Gishu County Executive Committee responsible for the matters respectively specified in the schedule. KITUI The Governor has established a committee to be known as the Kitui County Human Resource Audit and Rationalization

11th November 2022 Finger on the Pulse

Significant political events of the week:  Monday 7th, November Wednesday 9th, November, Thursday 10th , November,  While in a meeting with his Cabinet, President William Ruto urged them to uphold the rule of law as they settle down to deliver on their mandate under the

11th November 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY Tuesday, November 08, 2022 at 2.30 p.m. MOTION NOTICES Wednesday, November 09, 2022 THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY Motions NOTICE OF MOTION Appointment of Members of Parliament to the Parliamentary Service Commission. STATEMENTS THE SENATE MOTIONS PAPERS NOTICE OF MOTION Appointment of Members of

11th November 2022 Kenya Gazette

KENYA GAZETTE Legislative Supplements, 2022 ●      The Pensions (Amendment) Bill, 2022 ●      The Cancer Prevention and Control (Amendment) (No 2) Bill, 2022 ●      The Public Service (Values and Principles) (Amendment) Bill, 2022 ●      The Equalization Fund Bill,

11th November 2022 Political and Regulatory Round Up

KENYA Ruto’s inaugural Cabinet meeting approves launch of Hustlers Fund in three weeks President William Ruto’s Cabinet has approved a plan to lower the cost of living, as it rolled out plans to culminate in the launch of the proposed Hustlers Fund in three weeks.

Elusive gender rule: Another round of appointments and women numbers still below requirement

The question of when the two-thirds gender rule will be attained in Kenya might never be answered. Incumbent leaders keep making promises of changing this narrative but that does not culminate into reality. While in his campaign rallies, President William Ruto promised that he would

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,

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

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,

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

14th October 2022 Political and Regulatory Round Up

KENYA Nanok, Koskei: The power men in Ruto State House Former Turkana governor Josphat Nanok and former Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Felix Koskei appear primed for the top jobs of State House comptroller and President William Ruto’s chief of staff respectively. The two are the centre

7th October 2022 Significant Political Events of the week

On October 2, President William Ruto toured Homa Bay County where he promised to improve the wellbeing of residents. This was his first tour since he was sworn in. On October 3, the President William Ruto met for the second time with the Cabinet Secretaries

7th October 2022 Political and Regulatory Round Up

KENYA MPs fight as Wetang’ula rules Kenya Kwanza has majority National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang’ula yesterday found himself in murky waters as MPs protested his declaration of Kenya Kwanza as the majority side forced him to end the sitting of the House prematurely. Mr Wetang’ula,

30th September 2022 Political and Regulatory Round Up

KENYA High praise for President Ruto speech from awed MPs President William Ruto’s speech during a joint sitting of the Senate and National Assembly drew a standing ovation from both sides of the political divide, save for pockets of MPs from Azimio la Umoja One

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

16th September 2022 Political & Regulatory Round Up

KENYA ‘Shame on Judiciary’, says Raila in first speech since Supreme Court verdict Azimio La Umoja One Kenya leader Raila Odinga has spoken publicly for the first time Thursday since the Supreme Court upheld the presidential election results, by lashing out at the verdict as

2nd September 2022 Political & Regulatory Round Up

KENYA Chebukati role: Lawyers disagree in petition row Lawyers representing electoral agency chairman Wafula Chebukati yesterday defended his role as the presidential election returning officer, citing a 2017 Supreme Court ruling they said provided clarity on the matter. Mr Chebukati’s role in the presidential election

Finger on the Pulse: Post-Election Snapshot

On August 27, Azimio la Umoja Presidential Candidate Raila Odinga revealed that he had a telephone conversation with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guteres where they talked about the recent developments in Kenya. Furthermore, Raila mentioned that the region is making progress to deal with the

26th August 2022 Political & Regulatory Round Up

KENYA Karua: 19 foreigners, two Kenyans helped rig election  The 2022 presidential election was rigged way before August 9 through 21 individuals— 19 foreigners and two Kenyans—who had access to the electoral agency’s technology, Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua

Finger on the Pulse: Post-Election Snapshot

Significant political event of the week: On Monday, August 22, the Azimio la Umoja Presidential candidate. Raila Odinga filed his petition challenging the presidential results announced by IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati.  The case will be heard and determined by September 4, 2022. Two voters moved

Shifting political alliances post-election: Likely fate of coalition parties

Following the declaration of Deputy President William Ruto as the President-elect by the IEBC chairman, a number of elected Members of Parliament allied to the Azimio la Umoja coalition have shifted camp to the Kenya Kwanza coalition.  The United Democratic Movement (UDM) party, a constituent

After the hard work to woo Kenyans, the harder work to deliver begins

William Ruto this week took to his new status with authority and political wiliness. In his first meeting with elected leaders and representatives from his coalition, he made assurances on the freedom of expression and association and sought to bring everybody together. Dr Ruto also

19th August 2022 Political & Regulatory Round Up

KENYA Raila Odinga’s grip on Coast weakened as William Ruto’s poll strategy pays off Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party presidential candidate Raila Odinga may have won the vote battle in Coast, but President-elect William Ruto made significant inroads in the region the former

General Election Winners & Losers

The Sentiment this week sought to analyse some of the institutions and individuals involved in the General Election and how they have emerged from the process. WINNERS IEBC Wafula Chebukati, the commission’s chairman, had a twinkle in his eye as he encouraged the public and

12th August 2022 Political & Regulatory Round Up

KENYA Swearing-in date of president-elect to be public holiday, Kinyua says The date of the swearing in of the president-elect will be declared a public holiday, Kinyua clarified, adding that the mandate of the committee will be triggered once the electoral commission formally announces a

Finger on the Pulse: Post-Election Snapshot

On Tuesday, August 9, Kenyans across the country and in the diaspora headed to polling stations to cast their vote. For the first time after 50 years of being stateless, the Shona community cast their votes. This came after President Uhuru Kenyatta granted full Kenyan

5th August 2022 Political & Regulatory Round Up

KENYA Uhuru plotting to disrupt elections, William Ruto now says  Deputy President William Ruto Thursday launched a scathing attack on President Uhuru Kenyatta, accusing his boss of planning to disrupt the General Election set for Tuesday. The Kenya Kwanza Alliance presidential candidate claimed the president

Election Countdown: 3 days to go

Election timelines and activities  Activity Timeline Official campaign period. 29th May, 2022 – 6th August, 2022 General Election day 9th August, 2022 Significant political event of the week: On Monday, August 1,  Education CS George Magoha directed schools to release learners for a break ahead

Towards poll D-day: Misinformation tactics raise tension, keep media busy

The electoral commission on Thursday invited the four presidential candidates for a consultative meeting over the printing of results forms. At the same time, rumours surfaced on social media and were subsequently shared through messaging apps, that the police had raided the headquarters of a

29th July 2022 Political & Regulatory Round Up

KENYA Ruto closing in on Raila lead, latest Tifa poll shows Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga is still the most popular presidential candidate at 46.7 percent, but Kenya Kwanza’s William Ruto is closing in on him at 44.6 percent, a new Tifa opinion

Election Countdown: 10 days to go

Election timelines and activities  Activity Timeline Official campaign period. 29th May, 2022 – 6th August, 2022 General Election day 9th August, 2022 Significant political event of the week: The IEBC denounced claims  that government security agencies at JKIA had detained ballot papers allegedly imported outside

22nd July 2022 Political & Regulatory Round Up

KENYA Venezuelan found with IEBC stickers detained at airport  Preparations for the upcoming elections were Thursday thrown into confusion after customs officials at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) detained suspicious election material from a foreigner who had just arrived in the country. Venezuelan Comarco