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Senators in Kenya to get sh332m in supplementary budget

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:22+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Bills, Governance, Notices|

Senators are likely to get Sh332 million allocated to them in the Supplementary Budget. This is after some MPs campaigned to have the money meant for monitoring and oversight retained. A member of the Liaison Committee, which has been scrutinising the Sh49 billion mini-budget, told the Nation senators are likely have the money reinstated to [...]

IILA SUBMISSION- NATIONAL BUDGET 2016- 2017 (Tobacco Taxes)

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:26+00:00 February 15th, 2016|Bills, Press release, Tobacco Control|

IILA has worked on tobacco control for over 10 years, first on advocacy for the enactment of the tobacco control Act, 2007 and more recently on effective implementation of the legislation. Worked on tobacco control for over 10 years. Over the last 5 years IILA has been involved in tobacco tax advocacy in Kenya. Place [...]

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, [...]

President reinstates higher taxes on beer, cigarettes, used cars, juices and water

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:28+00:00 October 13th, 2015|Alcohol Control, Bills, Tobacco Control|

President Uhuru Kenyatta has reinstated the higher taxes on beer, cigarettes, used cars, juices and water after he rejected the lower duties proposed by MPs in the Excise Duty Bill, 2015. The President’s proposed higher taxes are contained in a memo to MPs following his rejection of the Bill passed in Parliament, arguing that the [...]

Uhuru rejects proposed law on excise duty

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:28+00:00 October 1st, 2015|Bills, Notices, Tobacco Control|

Great news for Kenya. President Uhuru Kenyatta has declined to assent a law meant to manage collection of exercise duty until the National Treasury gives its input. Sources in Parliament told the Nation that the President had asked for more time to have Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich to scrutinise the changes made to the [...]

Press Release: Parliament vote on Excise Bill 2015 regarding Cigarette Taxation Counter productive

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:28+00:00 September 2nd, 2015|Bills, Notices, Press release, Tobacco Control|

For Immediate Release 2nd September 2015 The International Institute for Legislative Affairs (IILA) is a not for profit organization that works with policy makers, government departments, members of parliament and other stakeholders to draft and lobby for pro- people legislation and policies. IILA has been involved in tobacco control advocacy since 2004 and has during [...]

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 [...]

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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