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Kara’s ‘Hatua’ platform to be integrated as part of Nairobi City County Government’s complaints management system

Kara team led by CEO Henry Ochieng held a meeting with Nairobi City County Executive Committee Member Inclusivity, Public Participation & Customer Service, Dr. Anastasia Nyalita, and the County Executive for Green Nairobi, Mr. Ibrahim Auma, on 10th January at City Hall, to discuss on effective ways of enhancing customer satisfaction and streamlining public complaints’ …

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KARA Supports Government Directive for Closure of Bars and Other Alcoholic Outlets in Residential Areas and Near Schools

The Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations (KARA) welcomes the measures against alcohol and drug abuse announced by the government through the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Administration of National Government Prof. Kithure Kindiki. We strongly support the directive for immediate closure of bars and other alcoholic outlets operating in residential areas and near schools. This …

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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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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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Kara holds forum in Mombasa to enhance public awareness on sustainable waste management and circular economy practices

The Sustainable Waste Management Act 2022 provides for a shift in waste management from linear to circular system and it is expected that the practice of waste separation will be embraced right from the household level. However, there is still low level of awareness on the roles and responsibilities of various actors and the opportunities …

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