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IILA Statement on the Judgement on Kenya’s Tobacco Control Regulations

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:22+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Blog, IILA in the News, Notices, Press release, Tobacco Control|

The  International Institute for Legislative Affair is a not- for- profit organization that works closely with policy making institutions, Government Departments, Members of Parliament  and other stakeholders in the legislative process to draft and advocate for pro- people policies and legislation. IILA was formed in 2004 and has worked on tobacco control for over 12 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Murang’a County Governor Mwangi wa Iria IMPEACHED!

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:27+00:00 October 22nd, 2015|County News, Notices|

By MARTIN MWAURA Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) on Wednesday accused the county boss of misusing cash and failing to manage the county’s debt. Mr Wa Iria was impeached after 34 out of 49 MCAs voted for his removal, for alleged gross misconduct and abuse of office. He needed only two more votes to [...]

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 [...]

MPs amend cigarettes taxation law

By | 2015-09-01T15:11:53+00:00 September 1st, 2015|Notices, Public Health, Tobacco Control|

The system through which tobacco manufacturers will pay excise tax was changed last week, with an MP who worked in the industry before saying it will allow Kenyans to access low-quality cigarettes cheaply. Members approved a change to the method of charging excise duty as proposed by the Finance, Trade and Planning Committee. If the [...]

Excise Duty Bill 2015 Information Brief

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:28+00:00 September 1st, 2015|Notices, Policy Briefs, Tobacco Control|

BACKGROUND The right to the highest attainable standard of health is enshrined in the Constitution of Kenya as well as other national policy documents such as Vision 2030; the blue print for Economic, Social and Political development; as well as Regional and Global Treaties and Conventions that the country is signatory to such as [...]

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 [...]

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