Monthly Archives: November 2015

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What to say (and not say) to someone who is depressed

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:27+00:00 November 27th, 2015|Blog, Mental Health|

Depression doesn't play favorites. Men and women, the young and the old, and even those people who seemingly have everything can suffer from the complex disorder that makes all facets of life just so hard. While most mental illnesses are quite rare, major depression is exceedingly common. Nearly 7 percent of American adults —an estimated [...]

Speaker impeached over alleged graft in Migori

By | 2015-11-27T10:55:28+00:00 November 27th, 2015|County News|

Via Nation Newspaper The Speaker of Migori County Assembly Gordon Ogolla was impeached over alleged gross misconduct. He was sent home on Wednesday by 56 ward representatives who supported the Motion by the Macalder–Kanyarwanda Ward member Eric Gogo. However, Mr Ogolla on Thursday accused reps of defying a court order, which he obtained before the [...]

Delayed law saves consumers higher beer, cigarrettes and juice prices

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:27+00:00 November 23rd, 2015|Alcohol Control, Notices, Public Health, Tobacco Control|

Kenyan consumers have been spared higher prices of beer, juices, kerosene, water and second-hand cars after Parliament delayed the enforcement of a new law that empowers the taxman to charge new taxes that Treasury secretary Henry Rotich introduced in his June budget. The Excise Duty Bill, which increased levies on the items, was to take [...]

Mental Health in Kenya from Whispers to Awareness

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:27+00:00 November 16th, 2015|Bills, Mental Health, Policy Briefs|

There are currently 81 psychiatrists for a population of 41.6 million Kenyans. Most of these are in private practice with around 25 psychiatrists located in the public sector and even then are concentrated within urban areas. Quite frankly, the treatment gap on mental health in Kenya is dire. With attention principally focused on communicable diseases, [...]

Public perception on Mental Health Infograph

By | 2015-11-10T09:30:10+00:00 November 10th, 2015|Factsheets, IILA Publications, Infographics, Mental Health|

An infographic on Public perception on mental health, level of awareness of individuals with mental illness amongst the general public and general public’s awareness of initiatives undertaken by the government to address mental health issues.

County government puts Nairobi shisha joints on notice

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:27+00:00 November 6th, 2015|Alcohol Control, County News|

By Patrick Alushula All shisha joints in Nairobi will now have to get a licence before being allowed to operate, the county government has directed. The County Alcoholic Drinks Control Board will partner with the County Inter Agency Committee to conduct surveillance and inspection of all shisha joints to curb the rising number of people [...]

Measuring Devolution in Kenya; What We Need to Know, First!

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:27+00:00 November 6th, 2015|Blog, Governance, IILA & Counties|

By Patrick Mariru Introduction It is clear from most writers, that decentralization has been adopted in many jurisdictions as a preferred governance structure and system. There are clear arguments on the fact that centralized governance is increasingly being avoided and there is a marked preference for decentralization. According to Crook and Manor (1998, 1), decentralization [...]

Taxation of the Tobacco Industry in Kenya – A Case for Excise Duty

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:27+00:00 November 1st, 2015|IILA Publications, Policy Briefs, Tobacco Control|

According to the Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2014, the current smoking prevalence in Kenya is 15.1% among men and 0.8% among women with the national average of 7.8%. Daily cigarette smokers are 11.6% among men and 0.6% among women (GATS, 2014). With a 7.8% smoking prevalence, 42.927 million people and 58.1% of the total population [...]

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