Executive Walkway

Parliamentary Aisle

National Assembly Recess

The National Assembly is on recess until July 23, 2024, amid the backdrop of Kenya’s 2024 protests against the Finance Bill which resulted in fatalities. The president declined to assent the Bill and sent it back to the National Assembly with a memorandum recommending the deletion of all clauses. The fate of the Bill will be considered once the House resumes from recess.

Corridors ofJustice

Talking of Which

The Economic Partnership Agreement.

The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and Kenya takes effect today, July 1st, 2024, following its approval by the Council of the European Union. This comes after both the Kenyan National Assembly and the European Parliament voted to establish the agreement. Under this agreement, Kenya will benefit from duty-free and quota-free access to the EU market for all its exports, while gradually and partially opening its market to EU imports.

The New Import and Export Levy on Several Food Crops

Today, 1st July 2024 marks the beginning of the effect of the new levy being imposed on cereals, legumes, and roots. Specifically, cereals and legumes will be subject to a 2.0% levy based on their customs value for imports, while roots and tubers face a 1.0% levy. Exports of all these food crops are subject to a 0.3% levy on their customs value. These new developments are set to have far reaching implications for government revenue, food security, and trade dynamics.

Watch out for

The 4th National Agricultural Summit

The 4th National Agricultural Summit is set to take place from Wednesday, 3rd July 2024 to Friday 5th July 2024 at KICC. The summit aims to bring together key players in the agricultural industry, including policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs, innovators, academia and other stakeholders, to foster engagement on promoting innovation, Research and a business-friendly environment within the agricultural sector. This year’s event is based on the theme “Embracing Sustainability: Innovations, Research, and Competitiveness in Agriculture.”

The 11th Oil and Gas Africa Expo.

The Oil & Gas Kenya – International Trade Exhibition, is set to take place from Wednesday, 3rd July 2024, to Friday, 5th July 2024. This is a business fair for key players in the oil and gas community, attracting oil, gas and petroleum companies from around the world. This international trade event serves as the sole networking opportunity in the resource-rich East African region for many of the leading operators in the country.



Dr. Patrick Amoth has been nominated as the Director for General for health by Ministry of Health Cabinet Secretary Susan Nakhumicha who has forwarded his name to Parliament for Approval. Dr. Amoth has occupied the position in an acting capacity for more than four years after succeeding Dr John Masasabi, the former substantive director general.  Amoth who has been acting as DG since 2019, has been serving as a chief technical advisor to the government in liaison with the Ministry of Health. 

Amoth holds a Bachelor in Medicine and Bachelor in Surgery Degree from the University of Nairobi as well as a Master of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the same institution. He is also a holder of a Diploma in Health Systems Management from Galilee College in Israel.

He previously headed the Directorate of Public Health where he spearheaded strategy development for effective delivery of health services in all the 47 Counties in Kenya. He also headed the Department of Health Sector Coordination and inter-governmental affairs. He has experience in civil service having risen from a Medical Officer Intern to Medical Superintendent in Kiambu District Hospital and later served as the District Medical Officer of Health for the now Kiambu County. He also had a stint as the Chief Medical Specialist and Senior Deputy Director of Medical Services at Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital in Nairobi.