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

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

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY           MOTIONS 1.   The National Assembly approved the appointment of the joint committee on the elections to the EALA. 2.   Development of a school feeding policy. The House went for a short recess, and will resume on October 25 at 2.30

KISUMU The Governor has reappointed various persons to be members of the Kisumu County Investment and Development Corporation Interim Board for a period of six (6) months beginning 28th September 2022. NAROK The Governor forwarded to the County Assembly of Narok for approval names of

Legislative Supplements, 2022 ·         The Sugar Bill, 2022 Judiciary Appointments ●     The Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya appointed numerous magistrates to preside over cases relating to corruption and economic crimes in the areas of jurisdiction of their current court

KENYA Treasury disowns official papers on Sh1.3bn China fine for SGR loans The Treasury Thursday disowned an official statement indicating that Chinese lenders penalised Kenya Sh1.312 billion for delayed payments of loans provided to build the standard gauge railway (SGR). Treasury Secretary Ukur Yatani maintained

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

The World Health Organization (WHO) is launching a new Framework for collaborative action on TB and comorbidities to address the limited uptake of collaborative activities to reduce the burden of TB and comorbidities and to support countries in enabling access to people-centred care. The Framework

By Grace Wandera Once again, the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) is planning to mark the month-long taxpayers’ celebrations in the traditional month of October. A look at this year’s theme “Leaving no one behind” provokes some interesting thoughts.  Given that the payment of taxes is

BUSIA ·         The Governor of Busia appointed a taskforce on September 9, 2022, to carry out a forensic audit of the financial operations of the County Government. ·         The Clerk of the County Assembly has gazetted a vacancy

The National Assembly PROCEDURAL MOTION The House resolved to sit up to 8.00 p.m. with respect to the afternoon sittings of Wednesday, October 5, 2022, Thursday, October 6, 2022, and Tuesday, October 11, 2022.   MOTION- Debate on the address by the President (1st, 2nd &

Legislative Supplements, 2022 ●     The Export Processing Zones Act—Declaration of Export Processing Zone ●     The Medical Practitioners and Dentists (Inspection and Licensing) Rules, 2022 ●     The Merchant Shipping (Kenyan Seafarers’ Identity Document) Regulations, 2022 ●     The Capital

ANDA Rwanda, EU sign Rwf72.5 billion deal for climate-resilient agriculture The Government of Rwanda and the European Union signed a financing agreement worth €69 million (approx.Rwf72.5 billion) to support climate-smart and inclusive agriculture, on October 6. The three-year financing agreement will be implemented in two

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,

Substandard (contaminated) paediatric medicines identified in WHO region of Africa Alert Summary This WHO Medical Product Alert refers to four substandard products, identified in The Gambia and reported to WHO in September 2022. Substandard medical products are products that fail to meet either their quality

Climate change legislation, often shortened to climate legislation, consists of laws and policies that govern action on climate change by setting its legal basis. The term is used broadly and can include acts, decrees and policies that are passed or promulgated by both legislative and

MOMBASA The Governor has a formed a Taskforce on the State of Finances of the County Government of Mombasa. BUNGOMA The Speaker of the Senate has declared the seat of the member of the Senate for Bungoma County elected under Article 98 (1) (a) of

SENATE President William Ruto addressed a joint sitting of both the National Assembly and Senate on Thursday, September 29, 2022, for the opening of the 13th Parliament. THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY President William Ruto addressed a joint sitting of both the National Assembly and Senate on

LEGISLATIVE SUPPLEMENTS, 2022 ● The Accountants (Quality Assurance Review) Regulations, 2022 ● The Accountants (Examinations) Rules, 2022 ● Gachigi Kamau to be the Non-Executive Chairperson of the National Industrial Training Authority, for a period of one (1) year, with effect from the July 13, 2022.

Kenya CBK raises key lending rate to 8.25pc to curb runaway inflation The Central Bank Monetary Policy Committee has raised the base lending rate from to 7.5 per cent to 8.25 per cent, citing elevated pressure from inflation. The modest increase by 75 basis points

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

Joint News Release New global WHO guidelines on mental health at work are reinforced by practical strategies outlined in a joint WHO/ILO policy brief. WHO and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have called for concrete actions to address mental health concerns in the working population.

COUNTY ROUNDUP    NYANDARUA The Governor of Nyandarua has appointed various persons to be members of the Nyandarua County Taskforce on Pending Bills, Finance and Revenue Collection, Health and Public Service, for a period of fourteen (14) working days. EMBU The Governor of Embu has appointed

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY Members of the National Assembly have been at a week-long induction workshop at  Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi. The induction is set to end on Saturday, September 24, 2022. Opening of the Thirteenth Parliament shall be held in the National Assembly Chamber, Main Parliament

JUDICIARY ●     The Chief Justice, Martha Koome, has gazetted notice of extension of the period of appointment of Adjudicators for a period of twelve (12) months, with effect from 25th September, 2022. ●     The Chief Justice, Martha Koome, has gazetted the

Kenya Treasury asks MPs to unlock Sh39bn county allocations The National Treasury has asked the new Parliament to reintroduce and fast-track a Bill that will unlock Sh39 billion in additional allocations to county governments. Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani said the delayed approval of the

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

MACHAKOS The governor of Machakos County has appointed several persons to be members of the selection panel for the selection of nominees for appointment as county secretary of Machakos County Government. MURANGA The governor of Murang’a County has appointed several persons to be members of

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY  The Speaker of the National Assembly is yet to communicate the date for the next sitting. SENATE  The Speaker of the Senate is yet to communicate the date for the next sitting.

JUDICIARY The Chief Justice has gazetted the list of 123 election petitions challenging the positions of Governor, Senator, Woman Representative, MP and MCA across multiple counties. FINANCE SECTOR The Cabinet Secretary for the National Treasury and Planning, Ukur Yatani, has gazetted the Statement of Actual

KENYA State saves Sh9.4 billion from scrapped fuel subsidy The Treasury will save an estimated Sh9.49 billion from the partial withdrawal of fuel subsidies that sent diesel and petrol prices to a historic high. The energy regulator scrapped the subsidy on petrol a day after

News Release by the World Health Organisation WHO welcomes the overarching recommendations of The Lancet COVID-19 Commission’s report on “Lessons for the future from the COVID-19 pandemic,” which align with our commitment to stronger global, regional and national pandemic preparedness, prevention, readiness and response. At

News Release by the World Health Organisation Newly established global estimate on hygiene reveals the risk of disease spread and infections to patients and health care providers Half of health care facilities worldwide lack basic hygiene services with water and soap or alcohol-based hand rub

WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, today extended his congratulations to the Republic of Togo, as it was confirmed that the West African country had become the first country to eliminate four devastating neglected tropical diseases. The ceremony took place during the 72nd Session of

The Kenya Kwanza coalition will need to develop close to 200 policy instruments to implement its manifesto if it manages to take over the Government.  An analysis of its key interventions by Vellum indicates that the coalition would need to implement 195 policy instruments to

News Release by WHO  In June 2022, WHO’s Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus held a dialogue with WHO’s Civil Society Task Force on Tuberculosis (CSTF-TB) in Geneva, Switzerland.  The dialogue was followed by an online town hall with civil society and affected communities on priorities

News Release by World Health Organisation Brain health is an evolving concept, attracting increasing attention not only from the health sector but also from wider society, stimulating rich debate – and for good reasons. The brain and central nervous system are the command centre of

News Release by World Health Organization Millions of lives are in peril, including children. US$ 123.7 million is needed for the health agency’s response until December 2022. The health and lives of people in the greater Horn of Africa are threatened as the region faces

News Release by World Health Organization  WHO on 28/07/22 released new guidelines for the use of long-acting injectable cabotegravir (CAB-LA) as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV and called for countries to consider this safe and highly effective prevention option for people at substantial risk of

Editorial Opinion by Jaindi Kisero from Nation Media Group Here is my take on the Kenyatta University land saga. In the early 1970s, Nairobi, Delhi and New Mexico put in bids for hosting the Unep headquarters. In 1972, the government rolled out a high-profile campaign