Advisory Note on Ensuring a Rights-Based Response to Curb the Spread of COVID-19

ADVISORY NOTE ON ENSURING A RIGHTS-BASED RESPONSE TO CURB THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 We, the undersigned organisations and associations, being representatives of health and human rights, civil society and non-governmental organisations, community-based organisations and representatives, professional bodies, informal sector actors, economic, and governance experts have taken note of the growing public health concern arising out […]

Enhancing citizens involvement in governance

By Derrick Makhandia TI-Kenya’s Advocacy and Legal Advice Center (ALAC) Nairobi has been supporting various initiatives to promote impactful public participation. The ALAC office has supported several social audits in different counties as a platform to enhance citizen concerns and influence over government projects. These audits have also been supplemented by various public outreaches geared […]

Kwale Mining Alliance Working Groups engage on thematic areas

By Samuel Ngei TI-Kenya in collaboration with the Kwale Mining Alliance Working Group leaders organized and held forums with the members of the various working groups. The working groups included Land and Resettlement; Environment, Health, and Safety; Sensitisation on Exploration; Royalties and CDAs, that were launched by the PS, State Department for mining in July […]

Kwale Mining Alliance working groups launch

By Samuel Ngei TI-Kenya held an all stakeholder’s forum at Kwale county where the Principal Secretary, State Department of Mining, Base Titanium officials, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and members of the community from Kwale county mining area were all represented. The key objective of the forum was to create a platform […]

Adopting novel anti-corruption efforts would change perceptions

By Sheila Masinde One of the recurring questions following the recent release of the 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) is why Kenya records a poor score despite numerous efforts to fight corruption. In the past year, we have witnessed a spate of arrests and court arraignments of high-profile individuals — including former and serving governors, […]

Transparency key in management of national debt

By Irene Boke  Kenya has used loans to finance a number of projects that could have otherwise taken too long to implement using our own revenue. Where debts are used appropriately, the result is growth and prosperity of a country and improvement of living standards. But when governments borrow more than they can sustain, and […]

Gazette committees to ensure mining benefits locals

By Samuel Ngei Kenya has a rich mining sector. With the amount of titanium in Kwale county, Oil in Turkana, Niobium at Mrima Hill and other minerals including gemstones, the country has huge deposits of natural resources to fund a significant portion of the national budget.While Kwale has the largest commercial mining, residents are still […]

Open contracting solution to pending bills problem

By Polycarp Otieno Despite both the National and County governments’ efforts to pay suppliers and contractors, pending bills remains a huge challenge. Delaying payments has negatively impacted the economy, led to the closure of many Small and Medium-size Enterprises and job losses for an already struggling population. Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani said the outstanding […]

National ethos can drive change and repair moral fabric

By Derrick Makhandia A few months ago, I visited Rwanda for the first time on an exchange programme. What struck me first was the cleanliness which extends beyond the capital Kigali to estates, markets and far flung rural areas. The country is almost litter free. It is a rare African find. Yet I did not […]

Legal services amid oversight paradoxical

By Philip Gichana The recent decision by MPs to represent Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko in his corruption-related cases brings to the fore questions of conflict of interest and the accountability mechanisms in our devolution design. A client is entitled to be represented by an advocate of his choice. However, with MPs representing public officials who […]