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Task Force On The Improvement of Performance of Public Schools and Transition Rate From Primary to Secondary Education in the Nairobi City County

Nairobi City County/Matunga task force on Education Report. Heavy download might take a while to download

 

Commence the PBO Act Now

The Public Benefits Organisations (PBO) Act No. 18 of 2013 was an initiative of the civil society organisations (CSOs) whose purpose was to bring checks and balance in the non-governmental sector; a move that has been welcomed by the non-governmental Organisations (NGOs). CSOs actively engaged and participated in the development of the PBO Act and are generally quite happy with it. As CSOs, we are therefore anxious to see it implemented as soon as possible.

 

The Real Issues Over Changes to the PBO Act

Dr. Alex Awiti's February 24th article ''Has Civil Society outlived its use'' made an important call for Public Benefits Organisations to reinvent themselves. Two years ago, the passing of the Public Benefits Organisations Act of 2013 by the National Assembly and its assent by H.E. Mwai Kibaki attempted to do just that.

 

Commence the PBO Act Now

The Public Benefits Organisations (PBO) Act No. 18 of 2013 was an initiative of the civil society organisations (CSOs) whose purpose was to bring checks and balance in the non-governmental sector; a move that has been welcomed by the non-governmental Organisations (NGOs). CSOs actively engaged and participated in the development of the PBO Act and are generally quite happy with it. As CSOs, we are therefore anxious to see it implemented as soon as possible.

 

Memorandum By The Society For International Development to the PBO Taskforce on Amendments to the Public Benefits Organisations Act 2013

The Society for International Development (SID) is deeply concerned by the five sets of hasty amendments to the PBO Act over 2013-2014. These attempts have fallen short of constitutional thresholds on public participation. They generated a sense of a PBO sector under siege and deepened the deterioration of the relationship between PBOs and the National Gvernment. We welcome this opportunity to inform the PBO Taskforce on how to strengthen the PBO Act (2013). We have six sets of recommendations. 

 

High Court Ruling on the Security Laws (Amendment) Act No. 19 of 2014

The Constitution of Kenya 2010 identifies public participation as a national value and provides a strong legal foundation for the participation of citizens in their own governance at both the national and county levels (Article 37, 69,119,197,201). Article 174 not only recognizes the rights of communities to manage their own affairs in the furtherance of their development but also explicitly declares that devolution aims to give power of self-governance to the people of the State and in making decisions affecting them.

 

CDF Petition Case Judgement

The Court made the following final orders;

(a) A declaration is hereby issued that the Constituencies Development Fund Act, 2013 is unconstitutional and therefore invalid.

(b) The order of invalidity above is suspended for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of judgment.

(c) The national government may remedy the defect within that period and the Constituencies Development Fund Act shall stand invalidated at the expiry of the twelve (12) months or may be earlier repealed whichever comes first.

(d) Each party shall bear its own costs

 

 

NGO Co-ordination Board: Notice of Intention to Deregister October 2015

Notice is nearby given pursuant to Section 16 of the Non-Governmental Organisations Co-Ordination Act, that the Non-Governmental Organisations Co-ordination Board intends to Cancel the Registration Certificates of the Non-Governmental Organisations listed in the schedule hereto on the grounds that they have breached the provisions of the Non-Governmental Organisations Act of 1990, the attendant Regulations of 1992 and violated the terms or conditions attached to their certificates. Cancellation of the said certificates shall take effect after fourteen (14) days after the date of this notice.