Monthly Archives: August 2015

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Status of Constitutional Bills Due for Passage By Parliament

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:28+00:00 August 27th, 2015|Governance, Notices, Opinion on Bills|

Source: CIC The CIC is mandated by the Constitution to oversee the preparation of Bills that are required to implement the Constitution of Kenya 2010. The Constitution sets out timelines for the passage of the Bills and requires that all Bills must either be passed within those timelines ort Parliament must extend the time for [...]

Bleak future for tobacco farming in Migori, Kenya

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:29+00:00 August 26th, 2015|Agriculture, Notices, Tobacco Control|

By Kassim Adinasi Tobacco farming in Migori County may soon be phased out as farmers are slowly shifting to maize and other subsistence crops due to alleged frustration from tobacco firms. In the previous harvesting season, for instance, many farmers either threw away their leaves or just sold them to middlemen at throwaway prices. The [...]

Demographics Statistics Projection

By | 2015-08-24T14:04:10+00:00 August 24th, 2015|Bills, Governance, Notices, Opinion on Bills|

By Fred Mugambi The United Nations has just released the World Population Prospects (2015 Revision). This is a respected publication that summarises economic, social and environmental data from member countries of the United Nations. The 2015 global demographic statistics by the UN are astounding. These figures give a snapshot of where nations, including Kenya, are [...]

MPs debate bills that could change how Kenya Defence Forces work

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:29+00:00 August 18th, 2015|Bills, Notices|

Members of the National Assembly will this afternoon debate two bills whose provisions could have far-reaching implications in the operations of the military. The Kenya Regiment (Territorial Force) (Repeal) Bill 2015 will be seeking to discard archaic colonial military laws, which are paradoxically captured under the "modern" Kenya Defence Forces (Amendment) Bill 2015. While the [...]

Kenya National Strategy For The Prevention And Control Of NCDs 2015 – 2020

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:29+00:00 August 14th, 2015|Mental Health, Public Health|

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality globally, causing more deaths than all other causes combined, and they strike hardest at the world’s low and middle-income populations. Currently NCDs causes over 63% of deaths globally, with 80% of these deaths occurring in developing countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that [...]

Nairobi MCAs spend Sh1bn, pass two Bills in 14 months

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:29+00:00 August 12th, 2015|Bills, County News|

By Kiarie Njoroge The Nairobi County Assembly has passed only two Bills in the past 14 months, raising concerns about the value taxpayers are getting for the Sh1 billion the county government spent on its members during the same period. The county legislature, which has been paralysed by constant squabbling between the ward representatives and [...]

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