Kara organized the 7th training workshop for key county leaders on election and transition management. The objective of the workshop was to equip participants with the necessary knowledge, skills and capacity to effectively prepare and participate in the elections as well as understand how to manage transition post-elections.

The Nairobi City County Assembly has adopted the Non Motorized Transport (NMT) Policy whose objective is to provide a framework for harmonization, prioritization and coordination of NMT infrastructure, facility development and maintenance in Nairobi.

The 2nd Nairobi Governor’s Roundtable forum with Resident Associations was held on 20th June 2017 to get feedback on the issues that were raised at the 1st forum held in February. The Governor, Dr. Kidero, together with his entire team of County Executive Committee Members participated in the forum that was well attended by Kara members.

Kara held the 1st ever debate for Nairobi City County Gubernatorial candidates on 29th June 2017. This is the first among a series of debates to be held across the country to provide a platform for key County stakeholders to engage gubernatorial candidates and understand their plans for the County if elected. The debates also provide an opportunity for the candidates to understand the expectations and priorities of County residents as far as service delivery issues are concerned.

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.