Writers Corner

  • Why Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru Should Commence the PBO Act, 2013

    Towards the end of 2013, the Jubilee government made spirited but unsuccessful attempts to amend the Public Benefit Organizations (PBO) Act 2013 ostensibly “to ensure that Public Benefit Organizations (PBOs) are made accountable for the funds they receive from development partners for delivery of services to the public.”


  • Cautious relief as government proposes less draconian changes to civil society law

    For the second time, the government has published a new set of amendments to the Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) Act 2013 that seeks to transform the PBO (formerly NGO) sector and hold it to greater standards of accountability, transparency and integrity.
  • Is Budget Deficit Fueling the Tension between PBO Sector and Government?

    When the Public Benefit Organizations (PBO) Act was enacted in 2013, it was the hope of practitioners in the sector and the intention of the law that it would redefine a completely new relationship, foster an atmosphere of dialogue, and promote a spirit of co-operation and shared responsibility between the PBO sector on the one hand and the government on the other hand.

  • PBO Federation designed to avoid Pitfalls that have bogged down the NGO Council

    On nineteenth April 2014, a motley group of individuals met at a hotel in Nakuru supposedly to elect officials of the now-on-now-off National Council of Non-Governmental Organizations. Predictably, the election was preceded by the usual problems of multi-factionalism that has become a cornerstone characteristic of the NGO Council for the past five years or so.