Yearly Archives: 2015

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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 [...]

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 [...]

WHAT ABOUT PUBLIC PARTICIPATION? WHERE ARE WE?

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

By Patrick Mariru Introduction Citizens dynamics in governance is practically a new area in Kenya today. In the past, citizens dynamics and engagement in governance matters was largely unstructured and not expressly provided for in the constitution and legal regimes. It is important to underscore that direct engagement of the citizens in all matters that concern [...]

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 [...]

Smoking costs hit singer a foot

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:28+00:00 October 13th, 2015|Blog, Road Safety, Tobacco Control|

In 1990, he quit employment to focus on music, which was then paying what can only be described as peanuts. Together with his friend Kafel Maina, Muthee was invited to perform at Pizza Garden, Westlands, for a modest fee of Sh250. Their equipment was as rudimentary as any could get. The duo had only one [...]

Tobacco Industry Interference in Kenya: Exposing the Tactics

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

The World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHOFCTC) in its preamble recognizes ‘…the need to be alert to any efforts of the tobacco industry to undermine or subvert tobacco control efforts and the need to be informed of the activities of the tobacco industry that have a negative impact on tobacco control efforts.’ [...]

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 [...]

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