The World Health Organization (WHO) is committed to driving public health impact in every country, ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages.  Through its unique normative function in health, WHO aims to provide global, evidence-informed recommendations to improve maternal and perinatal

  “In contrast to the previous week, all the benchmark indices closed in the green. The NSE 20 led the winning charge, notching 1.0% higher w/w on the price gain of most large caps as the NASI and NSE 25 regained 0.8%w/w and 0.7%w/w respectively.”

  The government is considering adding Macadamia as one of the key edible oils producing crops to boost local consumption and economic value to farmers, the State Department for Crop Production Principal Secretary Phillip Harsama has said.   The addition of Macadamia as an edible

EQUITY MARKET COMMENTARY • The benchmark indices sustained their downward trajectory, with the NASI, NSE 20 and NSE 25 declining 4.8%w/w, 2.2%w/w and 4.4%w/w respectively on the price drop of most large caps. • Market activity surged five-fold to USD 30.4m – highest in four

Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) continued their discussions towards a global accord on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response, with a view to presenting the outcome of their work to the World Health Assembly in May 2024. The Bureau’s text of the WHO

In a significant move, a parliamentary committee in Kenya has approved the Carbon Credit and Benefit Sharing Bill, 2023. Spearheaded by Laisamis MP Joseph Lekuton, this visionary legislation aims to regulate carbon markets, driving Kenya towards a greener, more sustainable future while combating climate change

WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and a group of WHO senior officials met with representatives of civil society, to discuss their priorities on traditional, complementary and integrative medicine, in the lead-up to the WHO Traditional Medicine Global Summit on 17 and 18 August 2023

In a landmark development aimed at investing in and strengthening essential, climate and crisis-resilient primary health care (PHC) services in low- and low-and-middle-income countries (LICs and LMICs), three multilateral development banks have joined with WHO to launch the new Health Impact Investment Platform. The Platform,

Introduction As the world grapples with the urgent challenges posed by climate change, the need for sustainable solutions has never been more critical. Agriculture, a sector deeply interwoven with our daily lives, plays a pivotal role in both contributing to and mitigating climate change. The

Delegates and representatives left the Global Neglected Tropical Diseases Programme Partners’ Meeting with a stirring call to action from its director Dr Ibrahima Socé Fall. As the multinational meeting, attended by some 300 key partners, came to an end in Geneva on Tuesday 13 June,

The World Health Organization (WHO) and European Commission on 5th June 2023, announced the launch of a landmark digital health partnership.   In June 2023, WHO will take up the European Union (EU) system of digital COVID-19 certification to establish a global system that will help

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a new guideline on non-sugar sweeteners (NSS), which recommends against the use of NSS to control body weight or reduce the risk of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). The recommendation is based on the findings of a systematic review of

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

Kenya President Ruto saves Airtel Kenya, Amazon from forced stake sale Airtel Kenya has been saved from forcibly selling a third of its stake to local investors after US tech giant Amazon successfully lobbied President William Ruto to drop the foreign ownership rules as a

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

Kenya SRC raises President Ruto’s CASs pay to Sh780,000 in new review The new chief administrative secretaries (CASs) will be earning more than principal secretaries after the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) raised their monthly pay to Sh780,000, putting them in the league of Kenya’s

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

Kenya Taxpayers’ burden of keeping Kenya Kwanza CASs in office Kenyan taxpayers will spend more than half a billion shillings annually on salaries and benefits for the 50 Chief Administrative Secretaries (CAS) whose names were forwarded to Parliament for approval on Thursday, putting more strain

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

Kenya President Ruto clips CS Mutua wings in foreign policy shift President William Ruto’s government has announced a major shift in the country’s foreign policy by allowing other countries and their missions in Kenya to engage directly with ministries and state agencies, without going through

Kenya President Ruto clips CS Mutua wings in foreign policy shift President William Ruto’s government has announced a major shift in the country’s foreign policy by allowing other countries and their missions in Kenya to engage directly with ministries and state agencies, without going through

These proposed Temporary Recommendations continue to support the goal of the Strategic Preparedness, Readiness and Response Plan for Monkeypox 2022–2023 with the aim of stopping the ongoing mpox outbreak and its objectives to interrupt human-to-human transmission, protect the vulnerable, and minimize zoonotic transmission of the

Legislative Supplements, 2022/3 The Merchant Shipping (Training and Certification) (Amendment) Regulations, 2022 The Energy (Revocation) Regulations, 2023 The Petroleum (Importation) Regulations, 2023 The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (Amendment) Act, 2023 THE COMPANIES ACT DISSOLUTION A gazette notice has been issued showcasing the companies that

Kenya EPRA reveals second plan to increase cost of power The Water Resources and Management Authority (WARMA) is the latest State entity to seek a bigger pie of the electricity bills in what looks set to further increase the cost of power. WARMA has applied

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

    News Release Ministers and representatives from twelve African countries have committed themselves, and laid out their plans, to end AIDS in children by 2030. International partners have set out how they would support countries in delivering on those plans, which were issued at

EMBU  The Governor of Embu County has appointed various persons as members of the Pending Bills committee.   KIAMBU The Governor of Kiambu County has appointed various persons as members of an ad hoc committee to consider and determine that the urban area of Kimende meets

Legislative Supplements, 2022   The Merchant Shipping (Training and Certification) (Amendment) Regulations, 2022  The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (Amendment) Act, 2023   Designation of Companies Registry   The Attorney-General has designated the establishment of 316, Upper Hill Chambers, to be the Companies Registry for

Kenya Banks’ Sh224bn record profits signal bonus, dividends boom Banks’ pre-tax profits for 11 months to November last year hit a record Sh223.7 billion on increased lending, setting the stage for a dividend windfall for owners when full-year results are announced in March. Central Bank

 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

Sustainable fashion is a movement and process of fostering change in fashion products and the fashion system towards greater ecological integrity and social justice. Sustainable fashion entails more than addressing fashion textiles or products. It comprises addressing the whole system of fashion. Sustainable fashion is

Mr Ibrahim is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Sunculture Kenya Limited, a climate, solar, agriculture, food systems and security, water, financing and Internet of Things firm. He is also an advisor to Ezra Venture Studio, a team and network of company builders and

Mr Kamiru is currently the Head of Governance, Risk and Compliance, at Jubilee Allianz General Insurance Limited. He is a Finance Management and Risk Management professional with over 27 years of demonstrated leadership and management experience in the Kenyan insurance industry. Mr Kamiru also has

Dr Too is the Director, Graduate Programs (LLM and LLD) at the Strathmore University Law School. She has also previously served as the Dean, Kabarak University Law School. In social service, Dr Too is the Chairperson of Kipteris Girls High School Board of Management. She

        Wilkister Simiyu Ms. Wilkister Simiyu is the Company Secretary and Head of Legal Services at the Kenya Seed Company. She has over 10 years’ work experience both as a practicing advocate and an in- house counsel having worked with Kitiwa &

KISII Governor of Kisii County has extended the time of the Committee on Pending Bills Verification and Ineligible (Pending Bills) Resolution established vide Gazette Notice No. 14024 of 2022 for an additional period of thirty (30) days, with effect from the 3rd January, 2023.  

  Kenya   Users allowed to sue Safaricom over clients’ bank details access  The High Court has allowed millions of Safaricom subscribers to join a class action suit against the telecoms operator over a clause in the SIM card registration rules that allows the firm

 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

Views from national governments and relevant authorities 52 national governments and relevant authorities provided their views on how well multilateral agencies and other development partners align to their national priorities and plans and collaborate with each other to increase efficiencies and avoid duplications when providing

In the last few years, the global economy has been trying to cope with multiple shocks and economic uncertainties. This has been elicited by the Covid-19 pandemic, political instability, climate change induced shocks and international conflicts. These effects may not end soon and have provided

The government has, in recent days, spared no effort or platform to confirm its commitment to economic transformation as outlined in the Kenya Kwanza Manifesto. Tax compliance is one of the critical planks featuring prominently in the economic transformation agenda. President William Ruto hardly misses

The Kenya demographic and health survey  2022 shows that the average number of sexual partners are 2:3 among women and 7:4 among men in Kenya. Background The primary objective of the 2022 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey is to provide up-to- date estimates of demographic,

Legislative Supplements, 2022     The Agricultural and Livestock Extension Services Bill, 2022     The Mung Beans Bill, 2022       The Startup Bill, 2020     The Marura (Ewaso Narok) Swamp Catchment Protection Area Order, 2022     The Manguo Swamp Groundwater Conservation

  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

Kenya State bursts recurrent budget forecast by Sh81.7bn President William Ruto’s administration projects expenditure for the day-to-day running of the government is Sh81.7 billion more than what the previous regime budgeted, pointing to piling spending pressures, including salaries and wages. The Treasury has forecast recurrent

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

12 January 2023/ News release United Nations agencies are calling for urgent action to protect the most vulnerable children in the 15 countries hardest hit by an unprecedented food and nutrition crisis. Conflict, climate shocks, the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, and rising costs of living

With the collapse of Futures Exchange (FTX), a global cryptocurrency exchange where big firms and individuals had invested a lot of money in, questions have arisen about the safety of investing in the currency. Over four million Kenyans are said to own cryptocurrencies, ranking Kenya

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

LAMU The Governor has appointed various persons for the position of the County Executive Committee Member. KAKAMEGA The Governor has appointed various persons to be members of the County Executive Committee of the County Government of Kakamega with effect from December 7, 2022.   The

Commission of Revenue Allocation Appointments     President William Ruto has appointed Muasya Mutiso, Wilfred Koitamet Olekina Nchoshoi, Fatuma Gedi Ali, George Jalango Midiwo (Dr.), Hadija Nganyi Juma, Isabel Nyambura Waiyaki (Dr.), Jonas Misto Vincent Kuko, Chris Kiptoo (Dr.), to be members of the Commission

Kenya KRA in dilemma over Ruto directive on seizing property The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) faces a legal dilemma in the wake of President William Ruto’s directive to the taxman to go slow on issuing distress orders that trigger asset seizures of suspected tax evaders.

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

14 December 2022 / News release Urgent action is needed globally and locally to achieve safe and sustainably managed water, sanitation and hygiene for all in order to prevent devastating impacts on the health of millions of people. Findings from WHO and UN-Water’s Global Analysis

PUBLIC SECTOR Appointments: Cabinet Secretary for Interior and National Administration, Kithure Kindiki, has appointed: Silas K. Sachida, Masika M. Mukuyuni, Geoffrey Wanyoike, and Moses Mucheru Hopkins M. Hoyt to be fingerprint experts.   Cabinet Secretary for Lands, Public Works, Housing and Urban Development, Zachariah Njeru,

Kenya KRA starts crackdown on hidden employee perks The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has started a crackdown on firms under-declaring their payrolls in what will see thousands of employees pay taxes on items like overtime, leave pay and per diems. The taxman is targeting a

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

7 December 2022 / News release / Geneva   Member States of the World Health Organization today agreed to develop the first draft of a legally binding agreement designed to protect the world from future pandemics. This “zero draft” of the pandemic accord, rooted in

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

Kenya Equity’s takeover of Spire the best way out, says CBK Equity Bank’s plan to buy struggling Spire Bank is the best deal available in the market, the Central Bank of Kenya told Parliament yesterday. CBK governor Patrick Njoroge told MPs that the deal is

KENYA   End of an era for Uhuru Principal Secretaries   The reign of former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Principal Secretaries comes to an end today as those appointed by President William Ruto take over.   The new PSs will be sworn in from 7a.m. today

On 1 December, World AIDS Day 2022, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on global leaders and citizens to boldly recognize and address the inequalities that are holding back progress in attaining the global goal to end AIDS by 2030. WHO is joining global

Kenya Court stops law allowing workers to withdraw pension for home purchase A High Court has stopped the implementation of the Retirement Benefits (Mortgage Loans) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 which allows workers to withdraw part of their pension to buy a home.  Justice Anthony Ndung’u said

KENYA MPs back push for private land holding caps Parliament has approved a fresh attempt to have the government cap the size of land an individual can hold. MPs have backed a proposal that seeks to compel the Ministry of Lands to make rules and

WHO is launching a global scientific process to update the list of priority pathogens—agents that can cause outbreaks or pandemics—to guide global investment, research and development (R&D), especially in vaccines, tests and treatments. Starting with a meeting held last Friday, 18 November, WHO is convening

The backdrop for this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference was a continent still suffering from multi-year droughts and record-high levels of hunger. The “Koronivia work programme” gave agriculture and food security, which were feared to be at risk of being dropped from the climate

Meeting on the sidelines of the International Conference on Family Planning in Thailand, the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN Special Research Programme HRP, and FP2030 today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) committing to strengthen collaboration on sexual and reproductive health and rights – 

Meru The Governor of Meru County appoints the following to be members of the County Executive Committee: Kisii The Governor of Kisii County has appointed the following to be members of the Kisii County Executive Committee: Migori A gazette notice has been given on the

Kenya Counties with the worst loan defaulters exposed Drought-hit Marsabit, Garissa, Samburu and Isiolo counties have the highest proportion of borrowers defaulting on credit, including dues owed to shopkeepers and shylocks. The rates of default in the four counties ranged between 47 per cent and

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

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

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

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,

TRADE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES ROUND UP Kenya Kenya eyes 100pc shift to clean energy by 2028 Kenya will fully transition to green energy by 2028, President William Ruto has said. Speaking to CNN, he said continued reliance on fossil fuels was no longer tenable. “I

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.

On the eve of the pivotal climate talks at COP27, WHO issued a grim reminder that the climate crisis continues to make people sick and jeopardize lives, and that health must be at the core of these critical negotiations. WHO believes the conference must end

It’s that time of year when world leaders congregate for the Conference of the Parties, this year held  in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. This is the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 27) since inception. Faced with an intensifying energy crisis, record greenhouse

The County Round Up gives an overview of the weekly events that took place in the counties in Kenya.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 The National Assembly MOTION SPECIAL MOTION Wednesday, November 2, 2022 MOTION Thursday, November 3, 2022 MOTION NOTICES The Senate The Senate will be in recess until November 8, 2022. On Friday, November 4, COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON VICE CHAIRPERSON 1.Sports and Culture Hon.

The Kenya Gazette gives a detailed illustrations of any appointments or bills that could have been signed into law by the President.

Kenya Dollar crisis piles pressure on Sh75bn State firms foreign debt State-owned enterprises (SoEs) are sitting on non-guaranteed foreign currency debt worth Sh74.9 billion, exposing them to higher financing costs due to the sharp depreciation of the shilling against the US dollar. The dollar loans

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

The Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) announced that it has approved the use of long-acting injectable cabotegravir (CAB-LA) as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention. “The information submitted to support the approval of the product indicated that the product is safe, effective and of

The ASAL region of Kenya continues to suffer from a severe drought (2020 – 2022) that has been termed as the most severe and longest in forty years. Its widespread impacts on livelihoods are grinding harsh as over 4.35 million Kenyans across 23 counties are

By Chris Flowers Agriculture does indeed hold the key to economic transformation for Kenya and the East African region. The challenge, however, lies in practising agriculture sustainably in a manner that unlocks its true value from food production to agro-processing.   Ahead of the 27th United

West Pokot The Governor of West Pokot County gazetted the West Pokot County Executive Committee Members (CECMs) responsible for the matters respectively specified in the second column of the Schedule.The governor has also appointed a County Secretary as shown in the Schedule.   Siaya County The

Significant political events of the week:  Wednesday, October 26 1. All the 24 Cabinet Secretary nominees were approved by the National Assembly and the names were forwarded to President Ruto for appointment. Thursday, October 27 1.     The 24 Cabinet Secretary appointees took the

National Assembly 25th October 2022 1.   Motion: ·         Development of a School Feeding Policy ·         Review of Teacher Deployment Policy 2.   Special Motion: ·         Approval of Appointment of Cabinet Secretaries, the Attorney-General and

Legislative Supplements, 2022 The Energy (Petroleum Pricing) (Revocation) Regulations, 2022 The Petroleum (Pricing) Regulations, 2022 The Income Tax Act—Exemption The Capital Markets (Licensing Requirements) (General) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations, 2022 The Special Economic Zones Act— Declaration of Special Economic Zones The Competition Act—Exclusions The Miscellaneous

Kenya Uber, Bolt and Little drivers demand commission cut Taxi drivers signed up on Uber Kenya, Little and Bolt platforms Thursday went on strike in a bid to push the firms to lower the commission charged on fares. Uber charges a 25 percent commission per

KENYA Ruto now hints to MPs about a 2027 one-party plan President William Ruto has set his sights firmly on 2027 re-election and leaving the country a one united party for the future as opposed to the trend since 2002 where every other General Election

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Development Innovation Alliance (IDIA) have agreed to renew their strategic Collaborative Agreement to support the scaling of health innovations to the end of 2023 to jointly accelerate health impact.   “We must leverage health innovations effectively to accelerate

MACHAKOS The Governor of Machakos County has gazetted a County Pending Bills Verification and Audit Taskforce. The purpose of the Taskforce is to verify and authenticate the Machakos County Government pending bills as at the 30th June, 2022. The Governor of Machakos County has gazetted a

MOTION ·         The appointment of a joint select committee on election of members to the East African Legislative Assembly was moved. ·          Approval of Senators to serve in the county public accounts committee; county public investments and

Legislative Supplements, 2022 ●      The Political Parties (Amendment) Bill, 2022 ●      The Parliamentary Powers and Privileges (Amendment) Bill, 2022 ●      The Statutory Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2022 ●      The Public Finance Management (Amendment) Bill, 2022 THE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT 

Kenya President Ruto to reverse Uhuru’s termination of JKIA deal President William Ruto’s administration plans to revive the Sh56 billion airport tender cancelled eight years ago, reversing another major infrastructure decision by former President Uhuru Kenyatta. Roads, Transport and Public Works Cabinet Secretary nominee Kipchumba

Kenya Members of disbanded DCI unit revealed A total of 21 detectives who served under a recently disbanded unit of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have been summoned to the Internal Affairs Unit (IAU) headquarters in Nairobi. The officers who had been attached to

A new UN report shows that women’s and children’s health has suffered globally, as the impacts of conflict, the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change converge with devastating effects on prospects for children, young people and women. Data presented in the report show a critical regression