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Stop proliferation of illegal gas facilities in residential areas

Are our regulatory authorities inept or simply corrupt? I couldn’t help but ask this question after the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) said in a statement that the Embakasi gas plant, where three people were killed and nearly 300 injured last week following an explosion, had been operating illegally since EPRA had rejected three …

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Resident Associations Feted at the 5th Annual Resident Associations Excellence Awards Gala Dinner

The Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations (KARA) successfully hosted the 5th Annual Resident Associations Excellence Awards (ARAEA) Gala Dinner on 8th December 2023 at Mercure Hotel, Nairobi. The ceremony was presided over by Ms. Veronica Nduva, Principal Secretary for State Department of Performance and Delivery Management under the Ministry of Public Service, Performance and Delivery …

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5th Annual Resident Associations Excellence Awards Gala Dinner: Call for Partnership

The Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations (KARA) has organized the 5th Annual Resident Associations Excellence Awards (ARAEA) to identify, reward and celebrate Resident Associations that have demonstrated exemplary performance in promoting access to better services and championing the interests of their members. The awards are informed by the fact that Resident Associations play a very …

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Nairobi Rivers Commission and Water Resource Authority unveils plans for cleaning up Nairobi Rivers ahead of heavy rains

The government has initiated a project for the rehabilitation of rivers in Nairobi. This action follows the development and adoption of an action plan that encompasses various aspects of regeneration. The project will be overseen by the Nairobi Rivers Commission (NRC) and the actual cleaning will be carried out by the Water Resources Authority (WRA), …

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Kara hosts senior police officers to mark International Coffee with a Cop Day

KARA in partnership with Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) organized the ‘Coffee with a Cop’ event on 4th October 2023 at the YMCA Nairobi Central, to mark the International Coffee with a Cop Day celebrations, which is held on the first Wednesday of October of each year. ‘Coffee with A Cop’ is an international innovative community …

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Kara hosts NEMA and NCA leaders at the 6th Resident Associations Chairpersons Forum

Kara held the 6th Resident Associations Chairpersons’ Forum on 28th September 2023 at the Ngong Hills Hotel, Nairobi. The forum was attended by National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) Director General, Mamo B. Mamo and the National Construction Authority (NCA) Executive Director and Registrar of Contractors, Eng. Maurice Akech. Speaking at the forum, Kara CEO Henry …

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Property owners in major cities and towns face land rates increase

Property owners in major cities and towns face tough times ahead after the National Treasury approved plans by the Ministry of Lands to increase land rates and rents. Those who own rateable properties in Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, Eldoret, and Kiambu will have to pay more taxes as the national government seeks to raise an …

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Call for Entries: 5th Annual Resident Associations Excellence Awards

  The Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations (KARA) has organized the 5th Annual Resident Associations Excellence Awards (ARAEA) to identify, reward and celebrate Resident Associations that have demonstrated exemplary performance in promoting access to better services and championing the interests of their members. The awards are informed by the fact that Resident Associations play a very …

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Africa Climate Summit: Kara holds side event to amplifying community voice and actions in the climate change agenda

The effects of climate change in urban areas and their impact on residents require the community’s collective action and commitment within the framework of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Climate-related risks are rising and demand an inclusive and participatory approach that ensures no one is left behind in local and national environmental agendas. KARA hosted a …

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