The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Resident Representative for Kenya Mr. Jan Mikkelsen is set to address KARA 12th Quarterly Luncheon on:


Part of KARA’s structure of management are thematic-based committees composed of professionals in diverse fields who volunteer their time to contribute to the realization of the Alliance’s goals.


A research by the Oversees Development Institute (ODI) and the World Resources Institute (WRI) has found that 65% of the people who die on the roads in Nairobi’s are pedestrians.

The 5th Annual Devolution Conference will be held from 23rd to 27th April 2018 in Kakamega County under the overall theme “sustainable, productive, effective and efficient governments for results delivery.”


The KARA Annual General Meeting was held on 29th March 2018 at the secretariat offices.


According to the National Treasury, there is no cause for alarm as far as Kenya’s public debt is concerned.


Mombasa residents have expressed concerns over the slow pace of development in their County.


Kara is set to host its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 29th March 2018 from 9am to 11am at the secretariat offices.


Kara participated in a multi-stakeholders forum convened to establish the Kenyan National Platform for Partnering for Global Goals and Green Growth (P4G).

Nyeri County Government has committed to partner with Kara in development of Solid Waste Management Policy and Bill for the County.


Kara participated in the recently concluded Governance Summit organized by The Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK) and HESABIKA under the theme ‘Good Governance for Good Citizenship.


Urban Planning experts have advised that meaningful development and service delivery in Kenya’s urban areas will only happen if there is structured engagement of citizens in decision making processes.

Following reports of a Motion by Hon Anthony Kiragu Karanja, Member of County Assembly for Waithaka Ward in Nairobi County, to review zoning policy for zone 4,5 and 15,

Kara participated in the National Urban Forum (NUF) organized by the Ministry of Transport, Housing and Urban Development and held on 15th – 16th January 2018 in Nairobi.

After successfully facilitating development and enactment of Resident Associations Engagement Act for Nairobi and Kiambu Counties,

Service delivery situation in Nairobi appears to be deteriorating with each passing day and there is need for urgent and well thought-out approach to addressing the emerging problems.

After successfully engaging Nairobi County Government in the development of Solid Waste Management Act and regulations for the County,

Service delivery situation in Nairobi appears to be deteriorating with each passing day and there is need for urgent and well thought-out approach to addressing the emerging problems.

STANDARD: Walking in Nairobi's Central Business District has become a major headache for city residents. One has to carefully guard their pockets and handbags from thieves while dodging hawkers' wares on pedestrian paths.

Nation: The National Environment Management Authority (Nema) has said there is still a challenge in the eradication of plastic bags mainly in the border towns, five months after the ban took effect in Kenya.

This is as most of the countries in the region are still manufacturing the plastic bags making it easy for people to access from across the borders.

Nema’s Chief Enforcement Officer Robert Orina said the plastic bags are still finding their way into major towns, a business still going on among a few traders.

“We have information that some business operators are still getting the commodity in bulk from the neighbouring countries, mainly Uganda, despite the ban that took effect in August 2017,” said Mr Orina.

SNACKS

He noted that the main target of the illegal business are small scale traders who sell goods like vegetables and snacks in small portions.

“The small bags are in circulation…and are usually in display during odd hours,” he added.

Mr Orina was speaking in Nakuru where he led a team of national and county Nema officials in an operation to raid the illegal plastic bags businesses in the town.

This was after a tip-off on operators importing the plastic bags in bulk from Uganda and later distributing them to various traders in the area.

However, the officials did not manage to arrest any culprit in connection to the matter.

“We have information that the plastic bags are still in circulation and that the operators of the businesses are using motorbikes to circulate the product. We shall keep vigilance and ensure that the illegal business comes to an end,” said Mr Orina.

ACHIEVE OBJECTIVE

Nakuru County Director of Environment Natural Resources and Energy Mureithi Kiogora said his office is working closely with Nema to ensure they achieve the objective.

“Apart from the small scale traders who are still packing their products in the plastic bags, the level of compliance in Nakuru is encouraging,” said Mr Kiogora.

The authority’s county director of environment, Mr Omondi Were, said more than 10 people had been charged in court since the ban took effect.

He said majority of those charged are those selling snacks along the Nakuru-Eldoret highway.

“Our focus is now on the distribution point which is the core challenge,” said Mr Were.