The Kara Annual General Meeting (AGM) was successfully held on 29th April 2016 at the secretariat offices. Besides the traditional agenda items, the meeting unanimously endorsed Messrs Paul Oyier, Arthur Namu and Ms. Natasha Njee to fill up the vacant positions in the Council.

Following the incident of a building that collapsed in Huruma estate and many other cases of substandard buildings across the country, Kara sought the views of Prof. Paul Mwangi, the Principal Secretary (PS) for Public Works at the Ministry of Land, Housing & Urban Development. Below is the response from the PS. 

The Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations (KARA) sends its sincere condolence to the family and friends of those who have lost their lives as a result of the massive flooding and collapse of a building in Huruma Estate in Nairobi.


The 48th Edition of the KARA Bi-Monthly Talk Series took place on 25thApril 2016 at the Laico Regency Hotel. The theme of discussion was:

City planners and citizens take care of the young by creating comfortable, engaging public spaces, playgrounds and parks.

The newly appointed Nairobi County Executive for Environment, Water, Sanitation & Energy, Mr. Peter Kimori is determined to ensure that residents get better services from his docket.

Kenya’s ambition of becoming a middle-income economy hangs in the balance as the government struggles to meet key growth targets under its long-term development plan the “Vision 2030.”

Karen Ngong View Estate Association members went to court on 21/3/16 seeking to stop the construction of an arts and culture exhibition centre in Karen following a row with the National Environment and Management Authority (Nema) over their safety.

The 6th edition of the KARA 3-day training workshops for County leaders took place on the 16th-18th March 2016, and was held at the Laico Regency Hotel, Nairobi.

Private and public service vehicles will soon begin undergoing annual inspection to ensure they don’t release excessive exhaust fumes.

Many Kenyans view residents’ associations as relevant only to the affluent.

Stealing a vehicle in Nairobi and Mombasa cities is now more difficult, thanks to surveillance cameras mounted on the streets.

Health, water and road projects will no longer get money from the Constituency Development Fund after a new law to govern the popular kitty came into effect last Friday.

Kenya, like many other African countries places much emphasis on moving cars when developing road infrastructure as opposed to moving people.

We have received complaints from some of our members regarding residents of their neighbourhoods who refuse to abide by the rules and regulations of the Association or pay the agreed subscription/service fee.

In a move aimed at improving efficiency at the Lands Ministry, land search and land rent payments have been moved online.

The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) is working on two bills that seek to boost the campaign against gender violence, and curb corruption in the region.

People Daily: This year’s World Cancer Day, whose theme is “We Can, I Can”, is being marked today with statistics on the number of people the disease kills every year getting more depressing. 

Ruaraka legislator TJ Kajwang’ criticised the government yesterday for “mass violation of the constitution”.


THE STAR: counties will share Sh307 billion in the 2016/17 Budget, including some Sh3.8 billion in loans and grants, Treasury has proposed.