On 18th January, In a gazette notice on Wednesday, Senate Speaker Amason Kingi recalled Senators for a special sitting on Thursday saying the lawmakers will consider the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2022. President William Ruto called on the East Africa Community (EAC)

THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY The National Assembly adjourned on December 2, 2022,  for a two-month long Christmas break.  THE SENATE The Senate adjourned on December 2, 2022,  for a two-month long Christmas break.

The much-awaited Junior Secondary School (JSS) transition has taken shape with the Ministry of Education making its recommendations over the same. This is amid confusion among stakeholders and parents over the efficiency and level of preparedness in schools. The Competency Based Curriculum has its pros

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

THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY The National Assembly adjourned on December 2, 2022,  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

President William Ruto has denounced claims that he plans to get rid of the Higher Education Loan Board (HELB). Speaking during an interview with journalists at State House, Nairobi, on Friday, January 6, he said his administration is geared towards strategic measures and solutions for

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

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

Key House highlights of the year In 2022, the National Assembly and the Senate considered various businesses in their respective order papers.  As 2022 comes to an end, below is a summary of crucial businesses that were transacted in both Houses: MOTIONS Below are some

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

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

The Kenyan government pledged to provide an additional $5 million a year for the next five years to strengthen Kenya’s anti-doping programmes. This proved to be the magic bullet that saw Kenyan athletics survive the looming global ban from World Athletics due to a flood

Digital literacy has been the new normal with a bunch of companies and enterprises opening avenues to ensure that their clients and users of their products and services, explore and gain more information about their products and services with ease. This has seen some companies

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

29th November THE SENATE MOTIONS Integrating climate education into the national education curriculum. Drought and hunger mitigation in Turkana County. Enhancing highway safety and convenience. PETITION Petition to the Senate by residents of Kawino North location in Kisumu County, concerning the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission

Post- Election Snapshot On Monday 21st, The Employment Court extended orders issued last week stopping the PS nominees’ vetting. Justice Nduma Nderi extended the order to next Tuesday when he will deliver a ruling on the issue of jurisdiction that was raised by the National

Tuesday 22nd November; The Senate MOTION   The County Governments Additional Allocations (No. 2) Bill (Senate bills No. 4 of 2022) (Resumption of debate interrupted on Thursday, November 17, 2022 – Afternoon Sitting)     Integrating Climate Education into the National Education Curriculum.    

Parents and stakeholders in the Ministry of Education have been in a tussle for awhile now as they all try to come up with best measures to actualise the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC). While some feel that CBC is of great importance especially to their

Violence against women, as defined by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993, is any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suf­fering to women, including threats of such acts, whether occurring in

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

Due to the impact of climate change, consecutive rain seasons have failed hence the drought in most parts of the country. This has seen many Kenyans especially in the ASAL (Arid and Semi Arid Lands) communities lack food and water. Videos of children and adults

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

Injecting professionalism in public service at the Presidency While recently announcing his Cabinet nominees, President William Ruto adjusted his government’s structure, including creating six advisory offices. The six nonpolitical offices functionally domiciled in the President’s office have been tasked to provide independent advisory services to

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

The inclusion and diversity agenda is key in today’s evolving world. Running sustainable operations now calls for businesses to create shared value and promote social justice amongst their communities. The reality, however, is that Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) have historically missed out on opportunities to

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

The Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Guided Trade Initiative (GTI) is a temporary intervention of the AfCFTA secretariat that rolled out last week on Friday, October 7, 2022, on the fringes of the 10th Council of Ministers meeting held in Ghana. The initiative nudged

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

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

Monday, September 26:  Council of Governors chairperson Anne Waiguru urged the government to actualize drought emergency funds and allocate county revenues. The Supreme Court of Kenya disclosed that it has no jurisdiction to declare a presidential winner in the event a presidential petition stands nullified.

Traders and transporters who were disadvantaged by the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR)  and Naivasha dry port, can now smile after President William Ruto reverted most operations to the Mombasa Port. President Kenyatta had ordered that most cargo landing in Mombasa be ferried to Naivasha for

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

Kenya has been a home for many digital lending apps, which are popular for their unsecured and instant loans disbursed through mobile phones. Unlike banks and Saccos where one is required to have a guarantor, these digital credit providers (DCPs) do not make it a

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

The decision by the new administration to deny the media the rights to livestream the inauguration of President William Ruto has marked the start of a rocky relationship with the Fourth Estate. Last weekend, the media was up in arms over the directive that they

A section of newly-elected governors across the country are all over the place unearthing incredulous Human Resource (HR) issues in their respective counties. These governors have hit the ground running and all seem quite focused. They want to keep the promises they made in their

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

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

For long, Kenyan women have been waiting for the day they will have opportunities to take up positions initially dominated by men. With the 2022 General Election, Kenyans’ perception of women leaders seems to have changed; this is evident from the number of women governors,

On Monday, August 15, IEBC boss Wafula Chebukati declared UDA presidential candidate William Ruto as President-elect with 7,176,141 votes against his main challenger, Mr. Raila Odinga, who got 6,942,930 votes. Upon announcement of the presidential winner by the IEBC Chairman, four IEBC commissioners disputed the

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

Kenya’s electioneering season is now in its final stretch. On August 9, voters will head to polling stations across the country and in the diaspora to cast their votes. A peaceful General Election in Kenya will strengthen regional stability. The country needs a leader who

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

Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) and some stakeholders have developed a contingency plan for Nairobi County to guide in preparing for any eventualities that may arise after or during the August 9 polls. In a statement on Monday, July 25, Gen. Mohamed A. Badi, the Director-General

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

The confusion surrounding the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) appears not to be going away anytime soon. The expected transition to junior secondary is the current biggest headache for parents and stakeholders in the sector especially on how prepared the Ministry of Education is. The transition

Election timelines and activities  Activity Timeline Official campaign period. 29th May, 2022 – 6th August, 2022 Political parties and candidates to appoint and submit to the IEBC the names of the County Tallying Centre Election Agents 25th July, 2022 For presidential elections, political parties and

Election timelines and activities  Activity Timeline Official campaign period. 29th May, 2022 – 6th August, 2022 Political parties and candidates to appoint and submit to the IEBC the names of the County Tallying Centre Election Agents 25th July, 2022 For presidential elections, political parties and

There has been a push and pull between the government and the management of Kenyatta University after the university’s management failed to release title deeds for the track of land that the State wants subdivided for different purposes. The government’s plans on the 1,000-acre land

The National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) has rolled out a set of changes that have taken effect starting July 1.  NHIF has increased hospital refunds by 12 per cent. It will also pay for 549 surgical procedures up from 292. The new benefits take effect

Election timelines and activities  Activity Timeline Official campaign period. 29th May, 2022 – 6th August, 2022 Political parties and candidates to appoint and submit to the IEBC the names of the County Tallying Centre Election Agents 25th July, 2022 For presidential elections, political parties and

Deputy President William Ruto has promised health workers that he will set up a Health Service Commission if he succeeds in his ambitions for the presidency. A Health Service Commission would be a boon for health workers since unlike teachers and the police, they were

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the sabotage of the global supply chain hence hiking of  fuel prices. This in return led to the spiral effect spilling to other sectors of the economy thus pushing up the cost of living. In a statement, National Treasury CS

Indoor political meetings are super spreader events for the coronavirus, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said during a press conference on June 20. What does this mean especially at this time when the political heat has intensified, with the majority of contenders hunting for votes from

The war against cybercrime in Kenya went a notch higher following an initiative by the government to curb the surge in the vice.  During the launch of a new DCI national forensic laboratory in Nairobi on Monday, June 13, 2022, President Kenyatta singled out sim

Election timelines and activities  Activity Timeline Official campaign period. 29th May, 2022 – 6th August, 2022 Political parties participating in the General Election to submit their Party List to IEBC 25th June, 2022 Political parties and candidates to appoint and submit to the IEBC the

Kenyans can now smile as the Legislatures have moved to forestall a looming economic crisis by adding the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining Kshs 15 billion to fund the fuel subsidy programme. The skyrocketing fuel prices always lead to hiked prices of basic commodities hence

Election timelines and activities  Activity Timeline Official campaign period 29th May 2022 – 6th August 2022 Nomination of political party candidates and independent candidates for the County Assembly Elections 1st June 2022 – 7th June 2022. Nomination of political party candidates and independent candidates for