Month: August 2017

THE NATIONAL SLUM UPGRADING AND PREVENTION POLICY

THE NATIONAL SLUM UPGRADING AND PREVENTION POLICY

RECLAIMING HOUSING AS A UNIVERSAL RIGHT A slum is defined as a heavily populated urban area characterized by substandard housing. This term is interchangeable with the term informal settlement. In Kenya, it is estimated that more than 34% of the total population live in urban areas. An estimated 71% of the urban population live in […]

FREE SANITARY TOWELS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

FREE SANITARY TOWELS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

The law governing free and compulsory basic education in Kenya is the Basic Education Act No. 14 of 2013. The same has now been amended by the Basic Education (Amendment) Act No. 17 of 2017. The Act came into force on the 7th day of July 2017 and particularly amends sections 39 and 88 of […]

SECURE JUSTICE FOR COMMUNAL LAND RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

SECURE JUSTICE FOR COMMUNAL LAND RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

Kenya’s geothermal resources are located in the Rift Valley, with an estimated potential of between 7,000 and 10,000 MW. The Maasai community’s parcel of land in Olkaria about 120 kilometers northwest of Nairobi has thus been acquired for purposes of the Kenya Electricity Expansion Project so as to expand geothermal power generation. The development of […]

CIVIL SOCIETY CALL ON INVESTORS TO CEASE SUPPORT TO BRIDGE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIES

CIVIL SOCIETY CALL ON INVESTORS TO CEASE SUPPORT TO BRIDGE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 174 organisations worldwide call investors to cease support to American chain of schools Bridge International Academies (Nairobi, Kampala, Monrovia, Johannesburg, 1st August 2017) 174 civil society organisations from around the world have today released a statement calling on investors to cease support for Bridge International Academies, a company running over 500 commercial […]