To: National Assembly of Kenya
C/O The Clerk,
Kenya National Assembly
P.O Box 41842 – 00100,
WE, the undersigned,
Citizens of Kenya, representing no less than twenty three non-governmental, quasi-governmental organizations and individuals wish to state that it is in the public interest that we, the undersigned civil society organizations, formally lodge this petition concerning the ongoing spirited campaign by the Members of the National Assembly and Senate against the Salaries and Remuneration Commission ( SRC) demanding for a salary increment and threatening the removal of the SRC Commissioners from office. Continue reading
Kenya has enacted more than six laws to ensure efficient operation of the county governments. The major laws are: County Government Act, 2012; Intergovernmental Relations Act, 2011; Public Financial Management Act, 2012; Urban Areas and Cities Act, 2011; Transition to County Government Act,2011; Loans and guarantee Act, 2011 and the National Government and Coordination Act, 2013. Continue reading
Following the action by Members of Parliament to mount the on-going spirited campaign against the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) demanding for a salary increment and threatening the removal from office of the SRC Commissioners from office, in total disregard of the values and principles of the constitution regarding the management of and the governance over public resources, civil society organisations and Kenyans will hold a demo to speak out against MPs
ALAC Nairobi conducted an interactive exercise dubbed ‘social vetting’ in Nairobi County. This event targeted aspirants for County Ward Representative. Present in the forum were some of the aspirants, the area chief, Transparency International Kenya staff, members of the Nairobi Good Governance Coalition and officials of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). The exercise took place on February 23, 25 and 26. Continue reading
MAY 3, 2013
It is in the public interest that we the undersigned civil society organizations formally make this statement concerning the on-going spirited campaign mounted by the Kenyan MPs against the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (the SRC) demanding for a salary increment and threatening the removal from office of the SRC Commissioners from office. We are deeply concerned and disappointed that at a time when Kenyans are looking for a break from the past, legislators drawn from both houses of Parliament are hell-bent on increasing their salaries through threats and arm-twisting tactics that go against the constitutional standards of behaviour demanded of both public and state officers. The timing and show of collective greed is in total disregard of the values and principles of the constitution regarding the management of and the governance over public resources as enshrined in Articles 1, 2, 10, 73, 74, 75, 94, 95, 96, 116, 201, 206 and 230. Continue reading
Nepotism, favouritism, tribalism, impunity, tyranny and inequality are all forms of corruption sometimes performed by youths. Today I ask my fellow youth, what is our role as the youths in anti corruption initiatives especially in the devolved system of government?
The new generation will bear the brunt of corruption. Therefore the youth should refuse any form of corrupt practices including cronyism, nepotism and tribalism. By utilizing technology and adopting social media platforms the youth can fight corruption. Continue reading
Governance challenges in Kenya have been attributed to limited accountability channels. By creating a more potent legislature and providing enough checks and balances, the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 seeks to substantially improve governance practices and service delivery in Kenya.
In the past, one aspect of law enforcement that remained largely ignored in Kenya was citizen participation. It was strange that although members of a community complained about certain laws or regulation infringement by some sections of society, they remained aloof and never initiated any moves to either correct or help the designated authorities to deal with such infringements. Continue reading