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Spotlight on Thome V Resident Welfare Association, Viwanja Category Winners at the 2023 KARA Awards

Kara successfully hosted the 5th Annual Resident Associations Excellence Awards (ARAEA) Gala Dinner to celebrate the great work of Resident Associations in Kenya. The colorful event brought together KARA members, friends and partners from across the country and several Resident Associations were feted. This month we feature Thome Five Residents Welfare Association, Winners of Viwanja …

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Nairobi County set to adopt boroughs system to deliver services

Nairobi County is set to create six boroughs in a bid to decentralize public services. Initially, Governor Sakaja’s administration sought to have five boroughs, however, a Technical Committee Taskforce on the establishment of Boroughs recommended having an additional one. The team conducted public participation in November 2023 to get the views of residents. “Following intense …

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Community leaders in Turkana County trained on digital rights & protection of civic space

Kara conducted a two-day training workshop in Turkana County, on digital rights and protection of civic space for the realization of SDGs in Kenya. The goal of the workshop was to strengthen the capacity of local CSOs, Resident Associations and Human Rights Defenders in advocating for policies, practices and frameworks that advance the protection and …

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Kara and Coca Cola Beverages Company launches pet bottles collection & recycling project in Imara Daima Estate

Kara and Coca-Cola Beverages Africa – Kenya launched plastics collection project at Imara Daima Estate as part of promoting sustainable waste management in neighborhoods. The initiative focuses promoting waste segregation and recycling in selected neighborhoods with the expectation of being up-scaled across Kenya. Through the partnership, Coca-Cola has issued plastic collection cages, free of charge, …

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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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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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