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OPEN LETTER TO H.E. THE PRESIDENT OF KENYA, UHURU KENYATTA ON PROPOSED EXCISE RATES INCREASE IN THE FINANCIAL BILL, 2019

By | 2019-10-01T11:08:53+00:00 October 1st, 2019|Alcohol Control, Bills, IILA in the News, IILA Publications, Opinion on Bills, Policy Briefs, Public Health, Tobacco Control|

Dear Mr. President, WE, Civil Society actors working to advance public health objectives for the citizens of Kenya congratulate you for being awarded the Political Leadership Award for Universal Health Coverage from the African Union, Access challenge. The right to the highest attainable standard of health is enshrined in our Constitution and we commend your [...]

MAKING TOBACCO TAXES WORK FOR KENYA: PROPOSALS FOR THE NATIONAL BUDGET 2019/2020

By | 2019-06-13T13:01:13+00:00 June 13th, 2019|County News, Factsheets, IILA Publications, Policies, Policy Briefs, Tobacco Control|

The current cigarette tax structure (two-tiers of Ksh. 2,630 per mille for cigarette with filters and Ksh. 1,893 per mille for plain cigarettes is problematic & does not align with public health objectives of reducing consumption of tobacco products: The rates fall way below the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended and therefore promote affordability of [...]

IILA Tobacco Tax Proposals for FY 2018/19

By | 2018-03-28T16:00:31+00:00 March 14th, 2018|IILA Publications, Policy Briefs, Tobacco Control|

 TAX ADJUSTMENT PROPOSAL FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2018/2019  Action: REINTRODUCTION OF A FLAT EXCISE TAX RATE FOR TOBACCO PRODUCTS IN KENYA (Effective Implementation of Article 6 of the WHOFCTC and Its Guidelines) Outcome: PROMOTING PUBLIC HEALTH AND INCREASING­ GOVERNMENT REVENUE (A win-win policy action) PRESENTED TO THE NATIONAL TREASURY ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ THE PROBLEM AND RECOMMENDATIONS [...]

The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Control

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:22+00:00 January 19th, 2017|IILA Publications, Tobacco Control|

Policies to control tobacco use, including tobacco tax and price increases, can generate significant government revenues for health and development work, according to a new landmark global report from WHO and the National Cancer Institute of the United States of America. Such measures can also greatly reduce tobacco use and protect people’s health from the [...]

Successful Passage of the Kenya Excise Duty Act, 2015 – IILA Case Study

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:22+00:00 June 3rd, 2016|Factsheets, IILA Publications, Tobacco Control|

On December 1, 2015, the Kenya Excise Duty Bill 2015 went into effect, switching the tax system from a hybrid to a uniform specific rate of KShs 2,500/1,000 cigarettes, or “mille”, increasing tax over the previous Finance Act 2012 system (i.e., KShs 1200/mille), and adjusting the tax for changes in inflation. It is estimated that the [...]

The Economics of Tobacco Farming in Kenya – Report by IILA and ACS

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:22+00:00 May 20th, 2016|Agriculture, IILA Publications, Tobacco Control|

The report by the International Institute for Legislative Affairs (IILA) and The American Cancer Society (ACS)  titled "The Economics of Tobacco Farming in Kenya, was officially launched yersterday (May 19th, 2016) at the Sarova Stanley Hotel, Nairobi. The launch brought together all major stakeholders in Tobacco Control in Kenya. Executive [...]

IILA 2015 Annual Report

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:26+00:00 April 8th, 2016|IILA Publications|

The year 2015 was a significant year for the International Institute for Legislative Affairs (IILA). Find out the full details by downloading the annual report We are proud of the successes that we have achieved this year and thank all those who have supported us in this journey, including partner government ministries and agencies, [...]

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.

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 [...]

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.’ [...]

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