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- 1. Legislation: Law to strengthen Residents Associations collaboration with Nairobi County Government enacted
- Environment: Prof. Judi Wakhungu, Environment Cabinet Secretary urges partnership with Residents Associations to create awareness on Electro Magnetic Frequency
- Service Delivery: Governor Kidero vows to strengthen stakeholders’ engagement in service delivery agenda
- Business Expo: Have you registered for the Kara Business Expo & Conference?
- Transport: Kara to push for adoption of Non Motorized Transport policy
Legislation: Law to strengthen Residents Associations collaboration with Nairobi County Government enacted
Nairobi City County Government has enacted a law that provides a framework for structured and effective engagement between Residents Associations and the County Government. The formulation of the Nairobi City County Community and Neighbourhood Associations Engagement Act, 2016 was initiated by KARA in response to lack of a legal and strong engagement mechanism between Residents Associations and the County Government. The Act was published on Friday, 26th August 2016 and shall come into operation upon expiry of ninety (90) days from the date of its publication. While some of the provisions Kara pushed for were not included in the final law, we are nonetheless pleased that its enactment is a step in the right ...Read_More
Environment: Prof. Judi Wakhungu, Environment Cabinet Secretary urges partnership with Residents Associations to create awareness on Electro Magnetic Frequency
The Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Environment and Natural Resources Prof. Judi Wakhungu has called on mobile phone operators and relevant Government agencies to partner with Residents Associations in creating awareness on the effect of Electro Magnetic Frequency (EMF) emanating from Base Transceiver Stations (BTS). Speaking at a forum organized by Kara in collaboration with National Environment Management Authority and Communications Authority, the CS pointed out that most of the complaints about negative effect of EMF are due to lack of proper information that leads to unnecessary fears...Read_More
Service Delivery: Governor Kidero promises to strengthen stakeholders’ engagement in service delivery agenda
Kara participated in Nairobi County Governor’s round table meeting with Business Membership Organizations (BMO) where various service delivery issues were discussed. The issues included decongestion of roads, solid waste management, uncontrolled development, illegal structures, land grabbing, cashless payment, street lighting, security, County fees and charges, overlapping regulations, inter-County business challenges among others. Speaking at the forum, the Governor, Dr. Evans Kidero acknowledged that there are some challenges affecting efficient & effective service delivery and said that the County Government is ready to work with various stakeholders towards finding sustainable solutions...Read_More
Business Expo: Have you registered for the Kara Business Expo & Conference?
Preparations for the Kara Business Expo and Conference slated for November 25-27, 2016 at the Sarit Center are on course. Many thanks to our confirmed sponsors, exhibitors and partners so far namely: Safaricom Ltd, Wananchi Group Ltd, Sarit Center, Kenya Revenue Authority, Optiven Ltd, Sun n’ Sand Beach Resort, Sai Office Supplies, Ideas Spot, Diva Interior Designers, Side Lake Enterprises, Youth and Success Association, Kenya Green Building Society, The Kenya National Federation of Jua Kali Associations (KNFJKA), Town and County Planners Association of Kenya (TCPAK).
Transport: Kara to push for adoption of Non-Motorized Transport policy
Kara in collaboration with Nairobi City County Government (NCCG) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) developed a Non Motorized Transport (NMT) Policy for Nairobi County. The objective of the policy is to ensure harmonization, prioritization and coordination of NMT facility development and maintenance in Nairobi. The enactment of the policy is however yet to be completed as it has not gone through the County Assembly for adoption.
Kara is keen to work with various stakeholders to ensure that the policy is fully enacted and its implementation commenced immediately. In this regard, we have partnered with University of Nairobi’s Institute for Development Studies (IDS) to engage the Nairobi County Assembly Sectoral Committee on Transport and Public Works in order to discuss the NMT policy, present its merits and agree on how to work together to ensure that the enactment process is complete. We also intend to engage the County Executive in developing an action matrix to guide implementation of the policy
Calendar of Events: September 2016
6 September – Launch of The city’s report on the state of Urban Safety
7 September - City Park stakeholders forum at National Museum of Kenya
15 September - Nairobi City County Non Motorized Transport(NMT) Stakeholders' Forum.
20-21 September - The Post United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA)-2 2016 Workshop
27 September - Kara Governing Council Meeting
25-27 November - Kara Business Expo and Conference at Sarit Centre