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The Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations (KARA) supports the ongoing crackdown by the Nairobi City County Government through the Director of Liquor Licensing, on bars in Nairobi that are responsible for excessive noise and vibration across various neighborhoods.

The Star: Muchiri pledges to solve issuance of licenses amidst crackdown

KARA has partnered with Opticom Kenya Ltd to leverage on technology to improve safety and security in the neighborhoods.

KARA is scheduled to hold a meeting with the new Governor for Nairobi City H.E. Johnson Sakaja on 27th September 2022.

The Kyuna Neighbours Association (KNA) is demanding investigations into the rampant irregular state approvals for buildings in its neighbourhood despite other arms of the government ruling otherwise.

Investors and homeowners who are seeking to dispose off their properties will be subjected to more levy charges starting January next year.

The Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning will create modules and interfaces on its current and existing land digital platforms to allow professionals transact land issues without visiting its physical offices.

Kara has opposed the new water tariff proposals by the Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company.

Kara in partnership with Hanns Seidel Foundation, held a series of gubernatorial candidates debates to provide a platform for county residents to engage the candidates and get their commitment on key service delivery priorities.

Kara has partnered with UN Habitat to promote effective local community & neighborhood associations’ involvement in the Go-Blue initiative at the coast.

Kara in partnership with Safaricom hosted a Webinar on protection of Telecommunication Infrastructures on 4th August, 2022.

Kara in collaboration with Institute of Professional Security Studies (IPSS) has commenced training of Resident Associations

The planned elevation of Eldoret town to city status has gained momentum after a committee was formed to determine whether the County government has put in place the obligatory framework for the upgrade. Governor Jackson Mandago has in a Kenya Gazzette notice, dated July 22 appointed a Committee chaired by Prof. Leornard Mulongo of the Kenya Institute of Urban Plannersto establish whether the of Eldoret municipality meets the criteria for classification as the fifth city in Kenya after Nairobi, Kisumu, Mombasa and Nakuru.The Committee is expected to make recommendations on the conferment of city statusto the Municipality of Eldoret, for a period of one year with effect from the 13th May, 2022,” stated the notice from Governor Mandago dated July 8, 2022. 

In September 2017, a Cabinet sitting approved the elevation of Nakuru and Eldoret municipalities to cities. The decision will bring the number of cities in the country to five, including Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa.

Since 2018, Eldoret has embarked on fixing the streets and sewerage systems that had been abandoned for years. Uasin Gishu County contributed at least Sh100 million, as the town also received funding from the World Bank through the Kenya Urban Support Program (KUSP) in a bid to meet the threshold for elevation to a city. Some of the infrastructure projects the county government has been undertaking include expanding the sewerage system, which was installed in the 1960s when the town population was barely 10,000 people, improving the drainage system, and procuring a new dumping site.The county government said the infrastructural projects are aimed at positioning Eldoret as the North Rift and Western regions' commercial hub.

A municipality board was inaugurated in August 2019, as the town christened the 'City of Champions' set its sights on achieving city status.

Residents of Kitengela in Kajiado County are set to benefit from improved infrastructure, a sewerage system and enhanced access

The government is seeking to implement tighter controls on emissions from industries, aimed at reducing air pollution in urban areas.

City residents and institutions will soon start paying more for a unit of water should proposed new water tariffs by the Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company be implemented as is.

Kara held the 1st debate for Nairobi City County Gubernatorial candidates on 17th June 2022.

Kara in partnership with the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) has launched a project on Promoting School and Home-Based Learning for Children with Disabilities (CWDs) in Low-Resource Residential Areas of Kibra, Kawangware, Makongeni and Mukuru.

The Rotary Club of Lavington Eco in partnership with the Rotaract Club of Eco Warriors, UN Environment Programme (UNEP), hosted a first of its kind Eco Festival in Kenya on 3rd to 5th June 2022 at the Nairobi Arboretum.