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VOICES FROM THE COUNTIES: LESSONS FROM THE 2015 CITIZEN REPORT CARD

The Society for International Development (SID) – Kenya Office on Tuesday, 5th April 2016, released the 2015 Citizen Report Card titled Voices from the Counties: Lessons from the 2015 Citizen Report Card. The findings reveal that citizen participation increased to 41% in 2015 from 5.7% in 2012-13. In spite of increased public participation, less than 20% of Kenya’s population are informed of their county budgets and less than 15% are aware of their county priorities.

 

Magazetini Today, Monday 11th January

In the papers today: DP Ruto departs for the Hague, Treasury to reject pleas for non-essential funding from State offices, experts say Kenyans are overtaxed, El Nino rains fail to deliver promise of cheaper power. Read these stories plus more here. 

DP Ruto departs for the Hague

 

Magazetini Today – Wednesday 7 January 2015

In the papers today: Angry reactions greet move to give Uhuru powers to appoint Chief Justice, court bars eight more over stolen NYS millions, Nation editor suspended over editorial, State house says Raila is a principal of sabotage and top Kenya Ferry Services managers sent home after Uhuru's surprise visit. 

Angry Reactions greet move to give Uhuru powers to appoint CJ

 

Organisations welcome Ombudsman Report on Lang’ata Road Primary, but fault victimisation of rights defenders warning of chilling

Seven organizations have today responded to the Commission on Administrative Justice (Ombudsman) Report on the violent dispersal of a peaceful protest by the Kenya Police Service on 19 January 2015[1] at Lang’ata Road Primary School.

 

Owner of Likoni land denied he’ll give up title deed

A landowner said to have agreed to sell his land near the Likoni channel to the government has disowned the deal. Mr. Evanson Kamau Waitiki, said to have agreed on the sale of his land to settle squatters, expressed shock at the promise made by the Lands, Housing and Urban Planning Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu and National Land Commission chairman Muhammad Swazuri that the land would be given to squatters.

 

Broadcasters cite coercion to give signals

 

Open Letter on Securing

Firstly, accept our gratitude for the swift actions taken so far to survey and secure Nairobi County public school land after the direct public action on Monday 19th January 2015 to reclaim the Langata Road Primary School in Mugumoini Ward, Langata Constituency in Nairobi County.

 

Don’t Sacrifice Our Rights on the Alter of Fear

We write this open letter to you ahead of one of the most important votes in this country’s history since the promulgation of Kenya Constitution of 2010. We would have preferred to discuss directly the weighty matter of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014 but eight days does not allow for meaningful public consultation.
 
 

PBOs to Accelerate Cooperation with 47 County Governments & Assemblies for National Development and Good Governance

Nairobi, December 11th, 2014 – 100 Public Benefits Organisations (PBOs) from 42 Counties met in Nairobi between 10-11 December to reflect on the changing national and county legal and policy environment.
 
 

Why we think the buck stops with Mr. President

The president has finally broken his silence on the Madera attack, lashing out on Kenyans to stop blaming his government alone for rising insecurity and instead play their role in securing the country.  A moment of silence to reflect on the Presidents words……………………… Mm….