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KARA hands over waste management infrastructure to households in Nairobi, Nakuru & Mombasa to promote waste segregation in the neighborhoods

KARA handed over waste management infrastructure to the households participating in the Model Estate Pilot project on Sustainable Waste Management in Nairobi, Nakuru and Mombasa Counties. Among the estates selected for the pilot include: Ngei Phase II Estate in Nairobi City County, Old Town Estate in Mombasa, Kiamunyi and Kivumbini Estates in Nakuru. The waste …

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KARA and Kenya Power conduct resident dialogue forums to enhance customer experience on service delivery

KARA in partnership with Kenya Power hosted resident dialogue forums in Nairobi, Nakuru, Uasin Gishu and Kiambu Counties to inform and educate residents on various issues as regards Kenya Power products and services, and to get feedback on service delivery. Speaking at the forum held in Nairobi at Heron Hotel, KPLC Managing Director & CEO, …

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Kisumu residents urged to embrace public participation forums to enhance accountability and transparency in service delivery

Kara in partnership with Hanns Siedel Foundation (HSF) held its 111th Bi-Monthly Talk Series forum in Kisumu County. The theme of discussion was: “The role of Resident Associations & Community Groups towards Strengthening Accountability and Effective Service Delivery” Speakers who addressed the forum were Mr. Samba, Nixon Otieno, Board Chairman & CEO-City of Kisumu Urban …

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KARA conducts community dialogue forums on digital rights & protection of civic space in Kwale County

Kara conducted Community Conversation Forums on 4th April to 7th May 2024 in Kwale County to enhance public awareness and engagement on issues of digital rights and digital civic space protection. The forums aimed to increase awareness on digital rights issues among communities and to advocate for policies and legal frameworks that advance for digital …

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KARA partners with Code for Africa to promote data literacy and noise monitoring in the neighborhoods

Kara has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Code for Africa (CFA) to provide a framework for collaboration on areas of mutual interest. Some of the areas of collaboration include: a) Urbanization, decarburization, environment and wellbeing which includes studies in air, water and noise pollution. b) Promoting capacity development in environmental pollution through citizen science …

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Nairobi residents petition County Government over illegal and unplanned developments in the City

Resident Associations in Nairobi have petitioned the Nairobi County Government to take action against illegal and unplanned developments in the City. The residents from various estates under the Nairobi Professionals and Residents Association held demonstrations in the city and marched to City Hall to present the petition to Governor Johnson Sakaja. “We condemn the failure …

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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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