NATIONAL ASSEMBLY PAPERS LAID The following papers were laid at the Table of the House among others: Legal Notice No. 268 relating to the Nairobi International Financial Centre General Regulations 2021 and the explanatory Memorandum from the National Treasury. The Agricultural Policy Papers No. 2

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY PAPERS LAID The following papers were laid at the Table of the House among others:  Financial Year 2021/2022 Supplementary estimates 1 program based budget. Financial Year 2021/2022 Supplementary estimates 1 recurrent estimates volume I and II. Legal Notice No. 263 relating to the

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY  PAPERS LAID The following papers were laid at the Table of the House among others: Legal Notice No. 260 of 2021 relating to the Political Parties Membership Regulations of 2021 and Explanatory Memorandum from the Office of the Attorney-General. Legal Notice No. 266

KAKAMEGA COUNTY The Governor, Kakamega County has declared:a)    Mawe Tatu Hills in Likuyani Sub-County;b)   Nabongo Shrines in Matungu Sub-County;c)   Kambiri Hills in Shinyalu Sub-County;d)  Misango Hills in Khwiseroe)  Mugai Stone and Caves in Malav a Sub-County as a County heritage property.The Governor,

Legislative Supplements, 2021 The Data Protection (General) Regulations, 2021. The Data Protection (Complaints Handling and Enforcement Procedures) Regulations, 2021. The Data Protection (Registration of Data Controllers and Date Processors) Regulations, 2021. The Nutritionists and Dieticians (Entry Requirements) (Training Institutions) (Amendment) Regulations, 2021. The Nairobi International

A Review of the House Special Sittings held in December 2021 and January, 2022.  NATIONAL ASSEMBLY  PAPERS LAID The following papers were laid at the Table of the House among others: Legal Notice No.235 of 2021 relating to the Designation of Basin Areas and the

Insurance customers have been burdened with an increase in insurance rates beginning January 1, 2022. A number of insurance companies have indicated that the increase will be up to 50% of premiums while others have indicated that they will not offer a comprehensive insurance cover

Key House highlights of the Year In 2021, the National Assembly and the Senate considered various businesses. As the year ends, here is a summary of some of the important businesses handled by the two Houses: The National Assembly adopted the Report of the Committee

The balance between the protection of the right to privacy and enforcing anti-money laundering laws will once again come to the fore as Parliament works to seal loopholes in the current legal framework.  Kenya is considered one of the major money laundering jurisdictions in the

The Senate and the National Assembly are currently in recess and will resume on 7th and 21st September, 2021 respectively. 

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY PAPERS LAID   The following papers were laid at the Table of the House among others: The Petroleum Development Levy Amendment Order of 2020 and explanatory Memorandum from the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining. The list of nominees to the National Government Constituencies Development

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY The following papers were laid at the Table of the House among others: Reports of the Departmental Committee on Finance and National Planning on its consideration of: The Poverty Eradication Authority (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 13 of 2020); and The Tax

KENYA State to take all public tenders to online platform Kenya has started the search for an online platform that will process all public tenders and linked to the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) in a policy shift aimed at enhancing transparency and nabbing tax cheats.

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY The National Assembly is on short recess and will resume on Tuesday, 3rd August 2021 at 2.30 p.m. SENATE PAPERS LAID The following papers were laid at the Table of the House among others: Report of the Auditor-General for the County Governments for

The Kenya Bankers Association Centre for Research on Financial Markets and Policy released the third annual State of the Banking Industry (SBI) Report on 27th July, 2021. It focuses on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the banking industry and its pass-through effects to

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY The National Assembly is on short recess and will resume on Tuesday, 3rd August 2021 at 2.30 p.m. SENATE PAPERS LAID The following papers were laid at the Table of the House: Report of the Standing Committee on Education on the Basic Education

Digital technology and ease of access to information has culminated in changing communications skills and consumer spending behavior. A 2020 Mastercard Study on Consumer Spending revealed that at least four out of five (79%) of surveyed consumers in Kenya shop more online since the Covid-19

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY  The National Assembly is on short recess and will resume on Tuesday, 3rd August 2021 at 2.30 p.m. SENATE  PAPERS LAID The following papers were laid at the Table of the House: Report of the Standing Committee on Health concerning the Community Health

President Uhuru Kenyatta is reported to have made an attempt this week at uniting the heads of the now-dead National Super Alliance, the coalition Raila Odinga used to make his last attempt at the presidency. The President is reported to have initiated a meeting between

MIGORI COUNTY ●     The County Assembly of Migori shall continue to hold its sittings at Maranatha for a period of one (1) week to pave way for the completion of the renovation of the Migori County Assembly Chambers after which the County Assembly shall resume

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY MOTIONS Consideration of Certain Business Received During July/August, 2021 Short Recess The House ordered that during the period of the July/August (9th July to 2nd August 2021)- should a Bill be published during the said period, or a published Bill become due for

JUDICIARY The Judiciary has published a Court Fees Assessment Schedule to apply to the lodging or filing of documents in the relevant proceedings before the High Court, Environment and Land Courts(ELC), Magistrates Court. Kadhis Court, Tribunals save for Political Parties Dispute Tribunal, Transport Licensing Appeals

KENYA CMA blames courts for Cytonn funds debacle The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has blamed the courts for issuing orders baring the regulator from pursuing Cytonn Group for defaulted investments in Sh13.5 billion funds. The CMA told Parliament that its hands are tied, following a

Growth of Technology Kenya’s digital landscape has grown immensely amid the Covid-19 Pandemic period partly due to the reliance of technology as a saving grace. With the growth, new technology and increased internet connectivity has led to an increase in information sharing. This has improved

World Intellectual Property Day was on Monday 26th and the theme of this year’s celebration was “IP & SMEs: Taking Your Ideas to Market.” Events all over the world are planned for this week to highlight the crucial role that small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)

Oxygéne MCL in partnership with the Institute of Public Finance, Kenya (IPFK) launched the Shadow Budget Report for the Financial Year 2021/2022 on 28th April, 2021. The event was attended by stakeholders- both state and non-state actors. Key issues that came up during the inaugural

Samburu County The Governor of Samburu County has reassigned persons to be members of the Samburu County Executive Committee. Kitui County The Governor has appointed members to the Kitui County Public Service Board. Kakamega County A special sitting of the County Assembly was held today,

SENATE PAPERS LAID The Joint Report of the National Assembly Departmental Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs and the Senate Committee on Justice Legal Affairs and Human Rights on the Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill, 2020. COMMUNICATION FROM THE CHAIR Special Sitting of the Senate

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY BILLS The Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes (Amendment) Bill, 2021 The Irrigation (Amendment) Bill, 2021 LEGISLATIVE SUPPLEMENTS The United States International University Charter— Amendment The Kenya Highlands Evangelical University Charter—Amendment The Standards (Verification of Conformity to Standards and-other Applicable Regulations) (Amendment) Order, 2021 The

KENYA Ajua acquires rival in drive for Africa small enterprises Kenya-based customer experience intermediary Ajua has acquired WayaWaya, a local artificial intelligence and machine learning firm. The financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Ajua, which assesses customer feedback, said in a statement the

Earlier this month, the Data Protection Task Force along with the Office of the Data Commissioner (ODPC) and the Ministry of ICT, published 3 draft regulations for public participation. This note provides some of the key segments of the Draft Data Protection (General) Regulations, 2021.

The desire by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition Leader Raila Odinga to introduce constitutional amendments under the Building Bridges Initiative has run into new headwinds of a political and legal nature. The political ripples have been created by two important moves made by Kakamega Governor

MOMBASA COUNTY   The County has appointed members of the Mombasa County Land Formalization and Regularization Committee for a period of one (1) year with effect from 9th December, 2020. ELGEYO MARAKWET COUNTY The Governor has appointed Kevin Kiprop Biwott in an acting capacity to

BILLS National Assembly Bills, 2021         The Central Bank of Kenya (Amendment) Bill, 2021 Legislative Supplements, 2021         The National Hospital Insurance Fund Act— Declaration of Hospitals         The National Hospital Insurance Fund Act— Revision of

KENYA A majority of company chief executives in Kenya believe the high cost of doing business and taxation posed the biggest threat to their operations over the next 12 months. The survey found that although most business leaders projected a substantial economic rebound in the

The Officer of the Data Protection Commissioner released Draft Data Protection Regulations earlier this week for public participation. The Regulations comprises: The Data Protection (Compliance and Enforcement) Regulations – The Regulations outline the compliance and enforcement provisions for Data Commissioner, Data Controllers and Data Processors.

The Business Laws (Amendment) (No. 2) Act, 2021 (“New Act”) was signed into law on 30th March 2021, thereby coming into effect straightaway. The new Act amends various laws and  is part of the reforms that are aimed at facilitating ease of doing business in

The Employment (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was signed into law on 30th March 2021. The new Act – Employment (Amendment) Act, 2021 came into force on 15th April 2021. The Act goes a long way in supporting the adoption of children in Kenya. The Act amends

Deputy President William Ruto on Thursday night admitted that his boss has abandoned him and suggested that he had done nothing to stop the individuals and civil servants who frustrate him. In his interview with Linus Kaikai of Citizen TV, he named the individuals, made

By John Ngirachu The week of March 8 had been busy, as usual. On Thursday, I attended the Sir Elvis show at Treasure Gardens with a bunch of colleagues and had a really good time. The following Friday went well enough as we had the

The Cabinet Secretary for Information Communications and Technology, Innovation and Youth Affairs has Gazetted amendments to the Policy Guidelines paragraph 6.2.4 under the heading “Equity Participation” and substituting therefore with a new paragraph as follows: “6.2.4 Rules Equity Participation The government encourages Kenyans to participate

On vaccination, the Sputnik V saga demonstrates much On Friday, the Daily Nation reported that Dinlas Pharma EPZ Ltd, the importers of the Sputnik V vaccine, is seeking authorization to export it from Kenya after the Government threw roadblocks in its way. The exportation of

MIGORI COUNTY The County has published health facilities in that are in the public health sector. ELGEYO MARAKWET COUNTY The County’s Public Service Board has published the Annual Report for the period July 2019 – June 2020. The Report is the seventh since the inception

LEGAL NOTICE The Insurance Act-Exemption The Traffic Act-Exemption The National Police Service Standing Orders (Amendment) Order, 2021 The Kenya Medical Research Institute Order, 2021 The National Aids Control Council (Amendment) Order, 2021 The Public Order (State Curfew) Order, 2021 The Kenyatta National Hospital Board (Amendment)

KENYA Call for Comments: Draft National Insurance Policy The National Treasury is in the process of developing a National Insurance Policy which aims at strengthening the policy, legal and regulatory environment for the insurance sector in Kenya. The ultimate goal is to increase insurance penetration

By Paul Matuku In the course of the day-to-day tax administration process, tax disputes are inevitable. Tax disputes arise especially where a taxpayer disagrees with a decision made by the Commissioner on a given tax matter. There are various legal frameworks that have been put

25 Million Doses of AstraZeneca Vaccine The Ministry of Health is expected to start rolling out the administration of 25 million doses of Astrazeneca Vaccine soon. Kenya began its mass vaccination on March 5 after receiving 1.2 Million doses of the Astrazeneca Vaccine. By Thursday

In January 2021, the Cabinet Secretary for Information, Communications, Technology, Innovation and Youth Affairs Hon. Joe Mucheru constituted the Taskforce on the Development of Data Protection General Regulations. The mandate of this taskforce is to develop data protection regulations, conduct a comprehensive audit of the

Senate Bills, 2021 The Cancer Prevention and Control (Amendment) Bill, 2021 The Determination of the Nature of Bills (Procedure) Bill, 2021 The Office of the County Printer Bill, 2021 The Disaster Risk Management Bill, 2021 The Law of Succession (Amendment) Bill, 2021 The Prompt Payment

KENYA KCB receives Global Finance Award for best bank in Kenya KCB Bank has been recognized as the best bank in Kenya by the respected Global Finance Magazine during their 28th annual awards for the World’s Best Banks.  KCB Bank has won this award, for

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has announced two substantive Commissioners’ appointment as part of an ongoing leadership capacity enhancement programme. KRA’s Commissioner General Githii Mburu CBS, in a media communiqué, confirmed that the Board has appointed Ms. Lilian Anyango Nyawanda as Commissioner of Customs and

On 26th of March, 2021, the World Bank Water Resources Group in collaboration with the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA). The purpose of the webinar was to explore opportunities for unlocking the market and strengthening the enabling environment for a circular economy approach to wastewater

Introduction On 26th March, 2021, the President of Kenya addressed the Nation on the Covid-19 Pandemic. The last time he addressed the Nation pertaining to the same was on Friday, 12 March 2021. Albeit the norm where the President addresses the Nation after 30 days

KWALE The Governor of Kwale County has revoked the appointment of Gladys Mbeyu Mboga as a member of the Kwale County Budget and Economic Forum, with immediate effect. WEST POKOT The Governor of West Pokot County has appointed several West Pokot County Executive Committee Members

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY PAPERS LAID The following papers were laid at the Table of the House among others: The Legal Notice No. 15 of 2021 relating to Exemption from Income Tax for Japanese Companies, Consultants and Japanese Personnel and the Explanatory Memorandum from the National Treasury.

1,394,748 Cumulative Tests done so Far 117,535 Confirmed COVID cases 89,203 Recoveries 1,954 Deaths *As of 18/03/2021

A total of 355,500 doses of the COVID vaccine have been distributed in 10 regional stores country wide from a total allocation of 530,000 doses. Currently Vaccination is for Health workers and other frontline personnel including security forces and teachers in Phase I. Vaccination to

MOMBASA COUNTY The Governor has appointed members of the Mombasa County Safer Cities Board, with effect from the 3rd March, 2021. The Executive Committee Member responsible for matters relating to liquor control and licensing, Mombasa County has appointed members to the Mombasa County Directorate of

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY The National Assembly is currently on short recess and will resume next week Tuesday, 23rd March 2021. However, they held a Special Sitting on Thursday, 25th March 2021 to carry out the following business: PAPERS LAID: The Report of the Budget of the

LEGISLATIVE SUPPLEMENTS, 2021 Senate Bills, 2021 The Basic Education (Amendment) Bill, 2021 The Kenya Sign Language Bill, 2021 The County Vocational Education and Training Bill, 2021 The Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood) Bill, 2021 The Pandemic Response and Management Bill, 2021 The County Hall of

ETHIOPIA Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Demeke Mekonnen told Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Ethiopia Sami Jamil Abdullahi that Ethiopia is keen to resume the negotiation under the leadership of the new chairperson of AU President Felix-Antoine Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of the

The ongoing COVID-19 (C-19) pandemic has and continues to expose the Africa’s weakness in its manufacture and supply of essential medicines and health equipment. This has also brought to the fore a recognition of Africa’s unwavering dependence on the importation of both pharmaceuticals and essential

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY PAPERS LAID The following papers were laid at the Table of the House among others: Annual Report and Financial Statements of the Kenya Ports Authority for the Financial Year 2017/2018; Annual Report and Financial Statements of the Office of the Controller of Budget

LEGISLATIVE SUPPLEMENTS, 2021 The Dairy Industry Regulations, 2021 The Income Tax Act—Exemption The Land Registration (Land Registration Units) Order, 2021 The Partnerships Act—Commencement The Public Finance Management (National Drought Emergency Fund) Regulations, 2021 NATIONAL ASSEMBLY BILLS, 2021 The Public Private Partnerships Bill, 2021 The Division

KENYA Payment of external debt nearly doubles in 6 months to Dec Repayment of principal sums owed to external lenders for six months through December 2020 nearly doubled in the lead-up to Treasury’s U-turn in taking debt relief offer and the push to create a

The Senate Standing Committee on Information, Communication and Technology held a meeting this week with the Kenya Private Sector Alliance and the Kenya ICT Action Network to deliberate on emerging legislative and policy gaps in the ICT Sector. Key Challenges The presentation from the Sector

Today we mark exactly one year since Kenya recorded its first case of COVID-19 on 12th March, 2020.In its wake, the coronavirus disease has left our national consciousness wounded and scarred, every aspect of our life tested to the limit. The COVID enemy has remained

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko was on Friday discharged from Nairobi Hospital and allowed to continue the rest of his recovery at home. His lawyer, John Khaminwa, was keen to add that he remains mentally unfit to stand trial. The end of his stay at

It has been an interesting week one year since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, with Tanzanian President John Pombe Maghufuli rumoured to have been hospitalized in Nairobi and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga confirmed positive. At the end of the week, President Uhuru Kenyatta

Homa Bay County The County Assembly will have a special sitting held at the County Assembly Chambers, on Wednesday, 17th March, 2021 from 9.30 am. Kisumu County The County Assembly has approved the Calendar for the Assembly (regular sessions) for 2021 Laikipia County The County

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY COMMUNICATION Communications from the Chair on the Resolutions of County Assemblies on the Draft Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill, 2020 The Building Bridges Initiative Steering Committee, delivered a draft Bill to amend the Constitution by popular initiative and signatures of persons in support

The Governor has revoked the appointment of Paul Otieno Akeyo as a member of the Kisumu City Board with effect from the 12th February, 2020.

Status of the Public Service Compliance with the Values and Principles in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution for the Financial Year 2019/2020 (An Evaluation Report prepared pursuant to Article 234(2)(h) of the Constitution) from the Public Service Commission (Reports submitted in both English and Kiswahili).

The Cabinet Secretary for Lands and Physical Planning has appointed Maritim Weldon to be the chairperson of the Land Surveyors’ Board, for a period of three (3) years, with effect from the 18th January, 2021 and revoked the appointment of Polly Wanjiku Gitimu.

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY COMMUNICATION FROM THE CHAIR  Reintroduction of Business that Lapsed In accordance with the Standing Orders, Motions, Questions and Statements which had not been responded to lapsed. Thus, Chairperson of a Committee or individual Member who wished to reintroduce such business was advised to

SENATE BILLS 2021 The Startup Bill, 2021 PUBLIC SECTOR Appointments The Cabinet Secretary for National treasury and Planning has extended the term of the Taskforce on the National Risk Assessment (NRA) on Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing, for a period of four (4) months, with

LEGISLATIVE SUPPLEMENTS, 2021 The Health Laws(Amendment) Bill, 2021 PUBLIC SECTOR Appointments The Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works has appointed members of the Kenya National Highways Authority Board, for a period of three (3) years, with effect from the 18th

Background A joint venture (JV) enables companies to join forces in order to achieve goals such as expanding markets and lowering the costs of production. However, JVs or collaborations among competitors raises potential competition law issues. Competitors may join forces in order to accomplish procompetitive

The Davos Agenda 2021, saw about 1500 global leaders come together under the theme of “A crucial year to rebuild trust” to discuss issues such as COVID-19 vaccination, job creation, climate change and technology among others. The annual event that is normally held at Swiss

LEGISLATIVE SUPPLEMENTS, 2021 The Warehouse Receipt System Regulations 2021 The Civil Aviation (Regulatory Fees and Charges for unmanned Aircraft Systems) Regulations 2020 The Public Order (State Curfew) (Special Variation) Order 2021 PUBLIC SECTOR Appointments The Cabinet Secretary for the National Treasury and Planning has appointed

The County has published a Notice in the Gazette that all the waivers and exemptions previously issued have now been lifted. All fees, charges, licenses, permits, rents or rates for services pursuant to Articles 209 and 210 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 payable to the County Government of Kiambu are now reinstated and applicable as provided under the Kiambu County Finance Act 2020 and other relevant county legislations. The Notice is however exempt to persons with disabilities and further to those who shall apply for a fresh waiver or exemption from the County Government of Kiambu.

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The National Treasury has published in the Gazette a Statement of Actual Revenues and Net Exchequer Issues as at 31st December, 2020.

EMBU COUNTY The Governor has appointed members of the Embu County Environment Management Committee. KITUI COUNTY The Governor has re-organized the Kitui County Executive Committee and made some changes in the ministries as follows: ·       Bernard Katungi- County Treasury·  Emmanuel Malii Kisangau -Livestock,

LEGAL NOTICES The Income Tax Act—Exemption. PUBLIC SECTOR Appointments The Cabinet Secretary for the National Treasury and Planning has appointed members of the Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board. The Cabinet Secretary for Information, Communications, Technology, Innovation and Youth Affairs, has constituted a Taskforce

KAKAMEGA COUNTY The Governor has established a Committee on Implementation of the Mumias Land Taskforce Report.The Governor has appointed a Chairperson and Members to the Appeals Panel of the Kakamega County Land Application, Extension of Leases and Land Administration Committee to hear and determine appeals

Appointments NYANDARUA The Governor of Nyandarua County has appointed Board Members of the Nyandarua Trade Development and Investment Authority. EMBU There shall be a special sitting of the County Assembly on 22nd December at 10:00 am at the County Assembly of Embu Temporary Chambers 4th

PUBLIC SECTOR National Assembly Bills • The Public Procurement and Asset Disposal (Amendment) (No 3) Bill 2020• The Business Laws (Amendment) (No 2) Bill 2020• The Anti-Doping (Amendment) Bill 2020 Senate Bills • The Community Health Services Bill 2020• The Political Party Primaries Bill 2020•

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Appointments SIAYA The Governor of Siaya County has appointed Rosenell Anyango Odondi and Cleophas Okoth Ombogo as members of the Siaya County Executive Committee responsible for Education, Youth Affairs, Gender and Social Services and Finance and Economic Planning respectively. LAIKIPIA  The Governor of Laikipia County

PUBLIC SECTOR Appointments The Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Coordination of National Government has appointed finger print experts, for the purposes of section 142 (2) of the Criminal Procedure Code. THE JUDICIARY The Chief Justice/President of the Supreme Court of Kenya has established Siava, Naivasha,

Both Houses of Parliament are on recess and expected to resume on Tuesday, February 09th, 2021. SENATE SPECIAL SITTING IMPEACHMENT OF THE GOVERNOR OF NAIROBI CITY COUNTY Though on recess, Senate held a special sitting to consider a Motion for the proposed removal by impeachment

KERICHO The Governor of Kericho County has appointed Paul Kiprono Chepkwony, as the County Attorney for the County Government of Kericho. LAIKIPIA &NYERI  The Governor of Laikipia County and the Governor of Nyeri County, have appointed members of the Laikipia County Government and Nyeri County Government

Senate Bills, 2020 The Mental Health (Amendment) Bill The Persons with Disabilities (Amendment) Bill National Assembly Bills, 2020 The Public Finance Management (Amendment) Bill The Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill The Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Bill The Excise Duty (Amendment) Bill The Kenya Deposit Insurance

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY PAPERS LAID The following papers were laid on the table of the National Assembly on 26th November 2020 among others: Report of the Auditor General on Financial Statement in respect of the Cash Transfer program for orphans and vulnerable children IDEA grant No.097272-KE;

The Steering Committee on the implementation of the Building Bridges Initiative made recommendations on the implementation of the Report, which are structured in the following thematic areas: Constitutional; Legislative; Policy; and Administrative. Proposed Constitutional Reforms Chapter Two on formative aspects of the Republic. This chapter