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23rd September 2022 County Round Up

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

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23rd September 2022 Finger on the Pulse

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

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23rd September 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

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

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23rd September 2022 Kenya Gazette

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

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23 September Trade and Financial Services Round Up

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

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23 September Political & Regulatory Round Up

KENYA Junet writes to Speaker Wetang’ula on Azimio line-up Suna East Junet Mohamed has listed Mr Opiyo Wandayi as the Majority Leader, Robert Mbui as his deputy, himself as the Majority Whip and nominated MP Sabina Chege as his deputy. The move by Mr Mohamed

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Heads of State commit to Noncommunicable Disease Global Compact to save 50 million lives by 2030

News Release by the World Health Organisation Today, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO, launched a new report calling on global leaders to take urgent action on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), responsible for 17 million premature deaths every year. To accelerate action Dr Tedros renewed

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Youth and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The youth are the future but their issues tend to be given a backseat. To bring them to the forefront, young people’s global priorities were outlined in the 2030 Agenda by the UN. Governments must address national objectives by assuming ownership of the Agenda and

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 Assessing progress: A Look at Kenya’s National Monitoring and Evaluation Policy

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is critical for the achievement of the country’s development goals. It provides information on implementation progress of a programme/project and the extent to which an intervention is realising its intended results. M&E thus provides important information in a continuous learning process

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Tax abandonment review through a breakdown of London Distillers’ case

A Treasury directive that would have required London Distillers (K) Limited (LDK) to only pay Ksh. 80 million of a Ksh. 517 million tax claim has been overturned by the High Court. This is because a Kenya Revenue Authority commissioner is the only one who

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The future of Digital Credit Providers under new regulations to protect consumers

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

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Inflation Adjustment explainer

What is Adjustment for Inflation? The Excise Duty Act and Miscellaneous Fees and Levies Act provides for the Commissioner-General of the Kenya Revenue Authority, by Gazette Notice, to adjust the specific rate of excise duty every two years to take into account inflation. Recently, the

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Cost of farm inputs: Looking for a sustainable approach beyond subsiding fertiliser

President Ruto in his maiden speech during his inauguration promised to lower the price of fertiliser from the current KSh 6,500 to KSh 3,500 for a 50kg bag. A week later, the government set aside KSh 3.5 billion to subsidise 71,000 tons of fertiliser to

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The push to raise cash transaction limit while guarding against money laundering

During President Ruto’s inauguration speech on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, he noted that his campaign team had received complaints from traders about the onerous burden involved in cash transactions exceeding KSh 1 million. He further asserted that many of them have reverted to storing money

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16th September 2022 County Round Up

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

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Next upcoming significant event

Following the inauguration of Dr William Samoei Ruto on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, as President, he is now widely expected to release an executive order outlining the organisation of his government. The executive order to be released by President Ruto will supersede any other Executive

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Finger on the Pulse: Post-Election Snapshot

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

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16th September 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

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.

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16th September 2022 Kenya Gazette

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

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16th September 2022 Trade and Financial Services Round Up

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

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16th September 2022 Political & Regulatory Round Up

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

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WHO responds to The Lancet COVID-19 Commission

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

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Renewable energy at the top of Kenya’s new government agenda

During the inauguration of Kenya’s 5th president on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, in his speech, the incoming president said there was a great need for adaptation and mitigation measures to be put in place. This is because climate change is here, and its effects have

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Media relationship with the State worth watching in the new administration

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

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 FinTech in Africa Part 2: Current gains and forecast evolution in new countries

According to a McKinsey report, the African financial market which includes both fintech and formal banking was valued at $150 billion as of 2020. The evolution of the market is projected to be centered on 11 important countries that provide a favorable environment for fintechs

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Karua mulls over petitioning Supreme Court decision at the East African Court of Justice

The Supreme Court of Kenya on Monday, September 5, 2022, upheld the election of Dr William Ruto as president, dismissing Azimio la Umoja’s petition, after finding no discrepancies in the vote tallies with no credible evidence that the IEBC computer systems and transmission network had

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Slaying state capture: The how and what next if the Ruto administration takes action 

The Kenya Kwanza manifesto proposes to set up a quasi-judicial commission of inquiry into state capture within 30 days of the new administration. The commission would aim to establish the extent of cronyism and state capture in Kenya and make recommendations. Transparency International has defined

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Will ICT play an increasingly important role in Kenya’s election? 

The hearing of the presidential election petition this week have had the ICT systems used in the election process under the microscope and have proven that the systems are essential to achieving a credible electoral outcome.  Nevertheless, the risks and unforeseen challenges these technologies carry

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At a glance – Issues before the Supreme Court for determination

Outcome 1 – Presidential election upheld If the Supreme Court issues a ruling that declares the presidential election as valid, the President-elect will be sworn in on the first Tuesday, 7 days from when the court issues its ruling –  September 13, 2022. Outcome 2

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Fintech in Africa (Part 1): African tech boom is more than a buzz; future is bright

The financial industry has benefited greatly from the buzz surrounding the African tech boom, with reports of African fintech businesses raising money becoming commonplace in tech media. It accurately reflects how much venture capitalists and investors have attracted financing to the fintech sector.  Fintech has

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New governors hit the ground running by putting County Public Service Boards on the spot

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

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Sustainability is the heart of Enterprise Risk Management 

Environmental and societal risks have overtaken economic and geopolitical risks in terms of both likelihood and impact. Board members and the C-suite today need to have a clear and informed view of risks affecting the business environment. The business world is fraught with risks that

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Half of health care facilities globally lack basic hygiene services – WHO, UNICEF

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

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2nd September 2022 Political & Regulatory Round Up

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

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2nd September 2022 Trade & Financial Services Round Up

KENYA How budget chief plans to kill false unpaid bills The Controller of Budget (CoB) will not accept fresh payment requests from counties and entities of the national government for the year ended June, in the latest move to curb a surge in fake claims

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2nd September 2022 Kenya Gazette Review

LAND & ENVIRONMENT SECTOR Completion of Part Development Plan PDP Ref. No. KSI/37/2022/2—Proposed regularization of existing Seven Day Adventist Church, East African Limited site, Nyanchwa.  PDP Ref. No. KSI/37/2022/2—Proposed Extension of KSI Block 111/478. Environmental Impact Assessment The Ministry of Defense proposes to develop a

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2nd September 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY  The National Assembly entered into Sine Die Recess (Indefinite suspension of sittings). SENATE  The Senate entered into Sine Die Recess (Indefinite suspension of sittings).

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Finger on the Pulse: Post-Election Snapshot

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

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2nd September 2022 County Round Up

KAKAMEGA  The Chairperson Assumption of the Office of the County Governor Committee has gazetted notice of the swearing in ceremony of Fernandes Odinga Barasa as the Governor and Ayub Savula Angatia as Deputy Governor of Kakamega County on September 15, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at

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WHO Director-General congratulates Togo on becoming first country to eliminate four neglected tropical diseases

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

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26th August 2022 Political & Regulatory Round Up

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

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26th August 2022 Kenya Gazette Review

JUDICIARY Appointment  Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court, Martha Koome, has appointed: Justice Joram Abuodha and Lady Justice Linnet Ndolo to be members of the Employment and Labour Relations Rules Committee, for a period of five (5) years, from August 26, 2022. The

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Top banks’ performance in Kenya Banking Sentiment Index, 2022, and areas to improve

Deloitte delivered the Kenya Banking Sentiment Index report indicating that M-Pesa had more positive appreciation  from clients than conventional banks as confirmed in the Net Sentiment Index. It partnered with DataEQ to monitor over 330,000 Twitter posts that mentioned Co-operative Bank, Equity Bank, Absa, Stanbic,

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26th August 2022 Trade & Financial Services Round Up

KENYA NHIF drops bid to have top earners pay more monthly The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) has dropped its bid to have workers earning more than Sh100,000 pay more in monthly contributions, easing the financial strain on top earners and their employers. The State-backed

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At the Supreme Court, it will be about the questions unanswered  

The next few days will be critical, and it is not only political watchers who should have their eyes on the Supreme Court, where the petition challenging the election of William Ruto as President will be heard.  Raila Odinga’s coalition has asked for a cocktail

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26th August 2022 Parliamentary Round UP

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY  The National Assembly has entered into Sine Die Recess (Indefinite suspension of sittings). SENATE  The Senate has entered into Sine Die Recess (Indefinite suspension of sittings).

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Finger on the Pulse: Post-Election Snapshot

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

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

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

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It’s time to think of amending the law on presidential petition timelines

The Supreme Court has the original jurisdiction to hear and determine any petition challenging the election of a president.  Article 140 of the Constitution of Kenya provides that any person may file a petition with the Supreme Court within seven days following the declaration of

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Harmonising Africa’s regulatory for the realisation of an African data economy

In Part III of our series “Dissecting the African Union Data Policy Framework”, we will cover the key considerations in aligning a country’s regulatory context with the requirements of an African data economy.  A trusted data environment requires users to trust the entire political and

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26th August 2022 County Round Up

MAKUENI  The Governor has appointed Hilary Kioko to be the non-executive chairperson of the Board of the Makueni County Fruit Development and Marketing Authority, for a period of five (5) years, with effect from January 1, 2018. The County Executive Committee Member for Agriculture has

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

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

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Transitioning the Kenya Kwanza Manifesto to Policy Instruments

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

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Women leadership in Kenya gains traction after big wins in 2022 General Election

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,

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Legal insights after the resurfacing of Maina Kiai’s precedent case following presidential results announcement

The famous Independent Electoral & Boundaries Commission v Maina Kiai & 5 Others [2017] eKLR, ‘Maina Kiai case’ revolutionised the electoral process. The case upheld that the results declared at the polling station are not provisional, but final and therefore cannot be altered by the

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Ways to weave gender mainstreaming in your climate action policies and programmes and the reasons

Does climate change affect everyone equally? Most definitely, no. The severity of the effects of climate change depend on factors such as geographical location, gender, social class, governance styles, disabilities, etc. Think about it for a minute, flooding as a result of climate change would

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Joint Statement: Call for increased political commitment and accountability in preparation for the 2023 United Nations High-Level meeting on Tuberculosisvi

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

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19th August 2022 Political & Regulatory Round Up

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

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19th August 2022 Trade & Financial Services Round Up

KENYA New President inherits half a trillion shillings of unpaid bills Kenya’s new President will inherit more than Sh500 billion owed to suppliers and contractors by ministries and State agencies in bills that have exposed many small and medium-sized businesses to closures and auctions. Latest

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19th August 2022 Kenya Gazette Review

PUBLIC SECTOR Appointments President of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed: Levi Franklin Mghalu to be the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Kenya National Shipping Line, for a period of three (3) years, with effect from 5th August, 2022. JUDICIARY

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19th August 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY  The National Assembly has entered into Sine Die Recess (Indefinite suspension of sittings). SENATE  The Senate has entered into Sine Die Recess (Indefinite suspension of sittings). 

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Finger on the Pulse: Post-election snapshot

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

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19th August 2022 County Round Up

LAIKIPIA  The County Secretary & Chairperson of the Assumption of the Office of the Governor Committee has gazetted notice of the swearing-in ceremony of Governor-elect Joshua Irungu and Deputy Governor Reuben Ngatia on Thursday,  August 25, 2022, at Nanyuki Stadium in Nanyuki Town, Laikipia County,

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General Election Winners & Losers

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

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Unpacking Kenya AfCFTA National Implementation Strategy 2022-2027

Recently, Kenya was selected among several countries that would initiate trading under the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). The pilot phase is meant to test environmental, legal and trade policy basis for intra-African trade.Trading under the AfCFTA provides great opportunities such as a combined

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What will cross border transfers on the African continent look like under the AU Data Policy Framework?

For digital trade to occur, data has to be moved across borders. While data accumulation can be a safe and secure way to manage data, hoarding data without means to use, exchange, or repurpose in a safe manner can create underutilisation risks, which may decrease

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Safeguarding ICT customers through Consumer Protection Guidelines and Customer Care standards

Kenya’s ICT regulator, Communications Authority, has released guidelines to clarify how the Authority expects licensed service providers to respect and protect ICT consumers’ rights and encourage best practices by licensed service providers and promote the provision of high-quality services to consumers. The Customer Protection Guidelines

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Highlights of the 2022 Kenya Financial Sector Stability Report

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) recently released the 2021 Financial Stability Report which discusses developments and risks in Kenya’s economy and financial sector in the post-Covid–19 pandemic recovery phase, and details how the financial sector has remained resilient.  The report outlines some of the

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The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Contribution to Sustainable Development

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) Paris Agreement was approved in December 2015 and went into effect in November 2016. This agreement is the result of discussions that were started in 2011 at the 17th Conference of Parties in Durban with the

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Launch of the first WHO position paper on optimizing brain health across life

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

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12th August 2022 Political & Regulatory Round Up

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

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12th August 2022 Trade & Financial Services Round Up

KENYA EABL’s Kisumu and Nairobi biomass plants almost ready East African Breweries Plc (EABL) is set to complete the setting up of its biomass-fired energy plants as it accelerates its shift to renewable energy. Diageo Plc, a majority shareholder of EABL, says the Kenya biomass

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5th & 12th August 2022 Kenya Gazette Review

Legislative Supplements, 2022 The Public Order (State Curfew) Elgeyo Marakwet County, Baringo County, West Pokot County Order, 2022 . The Kenya Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Order, 2022. The Regulation of Wages (Agricultural Industry) (Amendment) Order, 2022. The Capital Markets (Licensing Requirements) (General) (Amendment)

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12th August 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY  The National Assembly has entered into Sine Die Recess (Indefinite suspension of sittings). SENATE  The Senate has entered into Sine Die Recess (Indefinite suspension of sittings).

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Finger on the Pulse: Post-Election Snapshot

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

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5th & 12th August 2022 County Round Up

SIAYA Governor of Siaya County has appointed various persons to the ad hoc committee on conferment of urban area status for various proposed urban areas within Siaya County with effect from 21st July, 2022. NAIROBI The CECM, Health Services, has appointed various persons as members

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Why this different poll will keep everyone on edge

A combination of changes to electoral laws made after the elections in 2017 and the emphasis on traceability and verifiability of the polls have changed the way the results will be made public. In the week before the elections, the institution in charge has ramped

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What August 9th General Election means to the East African Community

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

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The AU Data Policy Framework: Africa’s solution to data emancipation?

The data policy framework for African countries seeks to maximise the benefits of a data-driven economy by creating an enabling policy environment for private and public investments necessary to support data-driven value creation and innovation.  The document, if implemented accordingly, will increase data policy harmonisation

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Towards net-zero: The shift to electric mobility in Kenya is gaining momentum

The announcement by Kenya Power to start building charging ports for electric vehicles has renewed the conversation on e-mobility in Kenya. Beginning next month, Kenya Power is set to commence the construction of electric charging systems for homes, businesses, and the public across the country.

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Understanding the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by United Nations (UN) members in 2015 are essential in ensuring we meet the needs of the current generation without compromising the needs of future generations. These global goals provide a pathway for an inclusive environment that ensures

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WHO launches appeal to respond to urgent health needs in the greater Horn of Africa

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

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5th August 2022 Political & Regulatory Round Up

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

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5th August 2022 Trade & Financial Service Round Up

KENYA Deloitte fined for Sh2.1bn hidden hole in Chase Bank The capital markets regulator on Wednesday fined Deloitte after the audit firm failed to detect a non-existent Sh2.1 billion Chase Bank account at the Central Bank that enticed bond investors to offer the collapsed lender

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5th August 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY  The National Assembly has entered into Sine Die Recess (Indefinite suspension of sittings). SENATE  The Senate has entered into Sine Die Recess (Indefinite suspension of sittings).

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Election Countdown: 3 days to go

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

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

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

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NMS drafts contingency plan for Nairobi ahead of August 9 polls

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

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Money laundering and terrorism financing: Kenya at medium risk as CBK publishes inaugural report

On Wednesday, July 27, 2022, the Central Bank of Kenya launched the Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing National Risk Assessment Report (NRA). The report identifies and assesses Kenya’s Money Laundering (ML) and Terrorism Financing (TF) risks at a national and sectoral level. The overall ML

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E-waste and the hazardous impact on its trail

E-waste, also known as digital waste, refers to electronic products that are unwanted, not working, and nearing or at the end of their ‘useful life’. Computers, televisions, VCRs, stereos, copiers, and fax machines are everyday electronic products. The ongoing challenge of how best to dispose

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WHO recommends long-lasting cabotegravir for HIV prevention

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

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29th July 2022 Political & Regulatory Round Up

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

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29th July 2022 Kenya Gazette Review

Legislative Supplements, 2022 The Microfinance Act – Exemption The Privileges and Immunities (Rockefeller Foundation) Order, 2022 Acts, 2022 The Children Act, 2022 The Community Groups Registration Act, 2022 PUBLIC SECTOR Appointments President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed: Paul Icharia to be the Chairperson of the Board

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29th July 2022 County Round Up

KITUI The County Executive Committee Member (CECM), Ministry of Trade, Co-operatives and Investment has appointed Charles Ndambo as a Member of the Board of the Kitui County Textile Centre (KICOTEC) with effect from the 27th July, 2022. This appointment expires on 19th January, 2023 and

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29th July 2022 Trade & Financial Services Round Up

KENYA Kenya inks cheap power deal with Ethiopia Kenya on Tuesday officially signed a Power Purchase contract with Ethiopia for the purchase of cheap hydroelectric power even as Nairobi nears completing the transmission line to evacuate power from its northern neighbour. Kenya is expected to

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29th July 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY  The National Assembly has entered into Sine Die Recess (Indefinite suspension of sittings). SENATE  The Senate has entered into Sine Die Recess (Indefinite suspension of sittings). 

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Election Countdown: 10 days to go

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

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JKIA incident a bad sign for State-IEBC relations

Nothing political on Twitter is spontaneous and it was therefore evident the Azimio Coalition was unhappy with the electoral commission on Friday.  Singled out for criticism by affiliated individuals was Wafula Chebukati, the chairman of the commission, over the handling of three men who were

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15th & 22nd July 2022 Kenya Gazette Review

Legislative Supplements, 2022 The Protected Areas Order, 2022  The Kenya School of Technical and Vocational Education and Training Order, 2022 The Public Order (Marsabit County) Extension Order, 2022  The Regulation of Wages (General) (Amendment) Order, 2022 The Crops (Miraa) (Amendment) Regulations, 2022 The Special Economic

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15th & 22nd July 2022 County Round Up

BUNGOMA The Governor has reappointed various persons to be members of the Bungoma County Environmental Committee. THARAKA NITHI The Governor has appointed various persons to be members of Tharaka Nithi County (Executive) Internal Audit Committee, for a period of three (3) years, extendable for a

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