Dear Members,

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) has initiated a process for developing National Addressing System to provide a framework for naming and numbering of streets and properties in Kenya.

As the date for the general elections draw nearer, candidates for various positions are intensifying campaigns for their elections.

Preparations for the World Environment Day led by the National Organizing Steering Committee are ongoing. 


Following successful enactment of The Kiambu County Community and Neighborhood Associations Promotion of Participation and Engagement Act, 2016,

Kara participated in the twenty-sixth session of the Governing Council (GC26) of UN-Habitat which took place on 8th to 12th May 2017, at the United Nations Offices in Nairobi.


Prudent management of resources, accountable governance, increased agricultural productivity, strong partnerships and good post harvest practices in agriculture could be the answers to sustainable food security in Kenya.

 The Standard: “If we blink even once, all these public spaces will be gone,”

The desire of every human being is to live in a neighbourhood that permits a life of dignity.

Kenya is experiencing one of the worst famines with an estimated 2.7 million people facing starvation.

As the date for the general election draws near, Kara has positioned itself to play an active role in ensuring that voters make informed choices that will impact positively on their lives.

Kiambu County has followed in the footsteps of Nairobi City County to enact a legislation that recognizes and provides for structured engagement with Resident Associations.

The Kara Annual General Meeting (AGM) was successfully held on 31st March 2017 at the secretariat offices.

In a Gazette Notice dated February 27, 2017, Environment Cabinet Secretary Prof. Judy Wakhungu has banned the use, manufacture and importation of all plastic bags used for commercial and household packaging.

  

The Ministry of land and physical planning has launched a National Spatial Plan (NSP) that will guide the use and management of land and to effectively avert further land encroachment in the country.

Kara has partnered with KK Security to provide Resident Associations with security solutions aimed at responding to the security needs in urban estates and gated communities.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) will work with Resident Associations in its civic education programs and campaigns.

        

Pursuant to Section 11 of the recently enacted Nairobi City County Community & Neighborhood Associations Engagement Act, 2016,

Many thanks to those who were able to make it to the Kara Roundtable Forum with Nairobi Governor, Dr. Evans Kidero.

Resident associations yesterday asked the county government to outsource some services to them for better management and delivery.


Nairobi residents have urged the county government to outsource some services as a way to address the city’s problems.