The Kara Annual General Meeting was held on 26th April 2019 at the secretariat offices.


Preparations for the Kara Annual General Meeting to be held on 26th April 2019 are on course.


Residents of Uasin Gishu County have urged the County Government to strengthen its public participation mechanism to ensure that the views and expectations of various stakeholders are reflected in the various decisions made by the government.

As part of efforts to push for implementation of the Nairobi Non Motorized Transport (NMT) Policy as well as document the process of developing the Policy,


Kara participated as a member of the planning committee and exhibitor at the 6th Annual Devolution Conference held on 4th to 8th March 2019 in Kirinyaga County where we showcased our work that is in line with devolution and Big Four Agenda.


The Urban Areas and Cities (Amendment) Act 2017 which was assented to by the President on 12th March 2019 paves way for creation of more cities in Kenya by lowering the population threshold required for an urban area to be declared a city.


Nairobi county government has waived building approval fees for affordable housing projects, a move geared to attract more investors into the city and promote the National Government’s Big 4 Agenda on affordable housing. 

The government is inching closer to operationalise the housing fund, as it seeks to make housing affordable.


The cost of holding investments in land is set to shoot up as Government pushes counties to raise more cash from land rates.


The 6th Annual Devolution Conference will be held from 4th to 8th March 2019 in Kirinyaga County under the overall theme “Deliver. Transform. Measure. “Remaining Accountable.

Kara participated in the Transforming Transportation 2019 conference held at the World Bank headquarters in Washington DC where the delegates were unanimous that the solution to sustainable transport

Kara has partnered with the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) to support selected County Governments in developing solid waste management Policies and Bills for their respective Counties.

The Inspector General (IG) of Police Mr. Joseph Boinnet has said that the NPS will put in place mechanisms for structured engagement with Resident Associations in its efforts to address safety and security challenges in Kenya.

The Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations (KARA) is seeking to hire a competent resource mobilization officer to drive its fundraising initiatives.



As we come to the close of the year, I wish to take this opportunity to thank you for your support that has enabled us realize several gains throughout the year.


We were honoured to be the recipient of the Town & County Excellence Award 2018.


The government has established its plan on the affordable housing programme in Kenya. According to the plan, the government aims to launch the Kenya Mortgage Refinancing Company by February 2019.

Kara hosted the 2nd Annual Resident Associations Excellence Awards (ARAEA) Ceremony on 2nd December 2017 at Sarit Centre.

The 3rd Kara Business Expo & Conference event was successfully held on 15th to 17th November 2018 at the Sarit Center, Nairobi.


Preparations for the 2nd Annual Resident Associations Excellence Awards (ARAEA) are on course.