Pursuant to Section 11 of the recently enacted Nairobi City County Community & Neighborhood Associations Engagement Act, 2016,

Many thanks to those who were able to make it to the Kara Roundtable Forum with Nairobi Governor, Dr. Evans Kidero.

Resident associations yesterday asked the county government to outsource some services to them for better management and delivery.


Nairobi residents have urged the county government to outsource some services as a way to address the city’s problems.


Future infrastructure designs will need to be anticipatory and proactive to be truly sustainable.

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

THE STAR: The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has identified an audit firm to clean the voters’ register in 30 days, voter education director Rasi Masudi said yesterday.

In its unique tradition of hosting refreshing and informative Bi-monthly Talk Series (BTS) forums on current and topical subjects, in the public interest,

The building industry in Kenya is set for a faster growth this year after the government scrapped two crucial levies that were prohibitive to developers.

The Nairobi City County Government enacted Solid Waste Management Act, 2015 last year to provide a legal framework for better management of solid waste in the County.

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

The building industry in Kenya is set for a faster growth this year after the government scrapped two crucial levies that were prohibitive to developers.

Kara has partnered with Safaricom to beef up security in neighbourhoods, promote awareness on environmental and health issues and to enhance achievement of sustainable cities and communities in Kenya.

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The National Environment Authority has scrapped the fee that was charged to process environmental audits by investors putting up projects in the country.

The Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations (KARA) in partnership with Nairobi City County Government has rolled out plans to develop regulations for Nairobi City County Solid Waste Management Act, 2015.

NATION: The eviction of over 1,000 squatters and their families from a 40 acre parcel of land acquired by the government 32 years ago for occupation by the Kenya Army, but later transferred fraudulently to private companies has been stopped by the High Court.

Justice George Odunga prohibited police and a private developer — the Kasarani Mall Limited — from kicking out the families from the Sh2 billion parcel in Kasarani, Nairobi, to pave the way for the development of a multi-million business enterprise.

Justice Odunga, who certified the case urgent, said the families who have been residing in the land for over 30 years will suffer. The community has built shops, residential houses, churches and schools.

The government put a caveat on the land after the Kenya Army failed to occupy it as intended. The plot has since been fraudulently transferred to individuals and private companies.

“Eviction of the 1,000 families dubbed squatters will contravene their constitutional rights,” said the judge.

He allowed three petitioners Francis Kiarie, Francis Kinuthia and Kimiti Wanjaria to sue the Attorney-General and the Inspector-General of Police over the eviction without a notice.

SUPERVISE ILLEGAL EVICTION

Justice Odunga prohibited police from evicting the families pending determination of the case.

The case was filed by lawyer Aggrey Odiwuor Kenyatta who told the judge that officers from Kasarani Police Station had been requested by Kasarani Mall Ltd to “supervise the illegal eviction.”

The land was formerly owned by a Mr Mayer Jacob, who died in December 25, 1974, and is now registered in the name of Kasarani Mall Ltd.

“Upon the death of Mayer Jacob, his children Raphael Jacob Samuel and Meshumor Jacob Samuel were granted letters of administration but in 1985 the then District Officer Northern Division Kasarani indicated the government intended to acquire it for use by the Kenya Army,” Justice Odunga was told.

The court further heard that the government paid the family Sh23 million in compensation for the acquisition.

“The Kenya Army never moved to occupy the land although it had been acquired under the Land Acquisition Act 1968 for public utility.”

“It was transferred to Solio Construction Ltd and later to Kasarani Mall Ltd fraudulently,” the judge heard.

The lawyer was ordered to serve the parties for a hearing on Friday.

On behalf of Kara and on my own behalf, I would like to thank our members, friends and partners for the steadfast support in the year 2016 that enabled us to realize notable milestones for the benefit of our members....


Kara successfully hosted the inaugural Kara Business Expo and Conference event on 25th to 27th November 2016 at Sarit Centre.

Kara delegation led by the CEO Mr. Henry Ochieng, paid a courtesy call on the Cabinet Secretary (CS), Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs, Ms. Sicily Kariuki to discuss possible areas of collaboration with the Ministry.