NATION: An environmental crisis looms and, as per usual, people are to blame. But, this time around Covid-19 is giving them all the help they need.

As you are aware, the current COVID-19 pandemic situation has made it difficult to organize physical meetings and this has affected convening of Annual General Meetings and other meetings by Resident Associations.

Kara has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Institute of Professional Security Studies (IPSS) to provide framework for collaboration on promoting security & safety in the neighborhoods across Kenya.

Kara has partnered with the Kenya Green Building Society (KGBS) to promote green building practices in the neighborhoods.

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has issued closure notices to more than 20 rental apartments in Kitengela town for discharging raw sewage into roads. 

The Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) has cleared a backlog of 4,400 pending development approval applications through the new e-construction system.

There are reduced cases of insecurity incidents following the restructuring of the National Police Service that began a year ago.

The County Government of Kiambu has initiated the process for elevating Ruiru town into a City in accordance with provisions of the Urban Areas and Cities Act.

The Kara, UN Habitat and County Government of Nakuru initiative on establishing permanent hand washing stations as part of COVID-19 mitigation was officially launched in Nakuru on 20th July 2020.

Press Release - Nairobi, Kenya, July 21st 2020…

Implementation of various activities aimed at supporting the fight against Covid-19 in Nakuru’s informal settlements has commenced following consultations between Kara, UN Habitat and the County Government of Nakuru.

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to ravage the nation with devastating economic results, low and middle-income tenants have found themselves living in their premises at the mercy of their landlords

The Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company (NCWSC) has introduced tough new rules in an attempt to reform the water business in the city. 

Like many countries across the world, Kenya is experiencing huge political and societal changes as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak.

The National Construction Authority (NCA) has warned property developers against hiring unregistered contractors whom it blames for the rising cases of sub-standard buildings and building collapse in the country.

The Employment and Labour Relations Court has declared the Deed of Transfer of Functions executed between the National Government and Nairobi City County Government as vague and irregular.

The County Government of Nakuru has raised a red flag over mushrooming of illegal structures in the County.

The Ministry of Health has launched the home-based isolation and care guidelines for patients with COVID-19. The guidelines dictate the procedures for home-based care of asymptomatic patients who account for 78 percent of all Covid-19 patients across the country.

A new set of rules for protecting property investors from contractors who deliver shoddy work has taken effect, bringing with it a raft of changes that are likely to revolutionize the construction industry.

Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS) Director-General Mr. Mohammed Badi has disbanded the Nairobi City County Urban Planning Technical Committee.