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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 […]

TWO DAYS CONSULTATIVE MEETING ON COMMUNITY ACTION PLANNING TOWARDS INCREASED ACCESS TO BASIC SERVICES FOR COMMUNITIES LIVING ALONG THE LAPSSET CORRIDOR.

TWO DAYS CONSULTATIVE MEETING ON COMMUNITY ACTION PLANNING TOWARDS INCREASED ACCESS TO BASIC SERVICES FOR COMMUNITIES LIVING ALONG THE LAPSSET CORRIDOR.

County planning is very important in order to get the maximum utility from scarce resources. The whole planning process begins by the identification of priorities. Counties are therefore expected to use the most recent and reliable data to inform the choice of priorities. The County Integrated Development Plan is a 5-year plan and all counties […]

TWO DAY CAPACITY BUILDING MEETING ON MINING REGULATIONS & ITS LINKAGES TO RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN KWALE COUNTY

TWO DAY CAPACITY BUILDING MEETING ON MINING REGULATIONS & ITS LINKAGES TO RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN KWALE COUNTY

Hakijamii held a two day training at Msambweni Youth Social Hall in Kwale county. The activity focused on understanding the implications of Mining Act 2016 and its Regulations on benefit sharing. There are 14 different types of regulations governing the mining sector in Kenya. Hakijamii trained the communities on two regulations highlighted in bold in […]

THE NEW EDUCATION CURRICULUM (2-6-6-3 System)

THE NEW EDUCATION CURRICULUM (2-6-6-3 System)

The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development has developed a  new curriculum to replace the 8-4-4 system that has been in existence since 1985. The 8-4-4- system has been widely criticized for being heavily loaded in terms of content and too exam oriented, putting undue pressure on students. The new system is known as the 2-6-6-3 […]

TWO DAYS FACT FINDING MEETING WITH OLKARIA COMMUNITY IN NAIVASHA

TWO DAYS FACT FINDING MEETING WITH OLKARIA COMMUNITY IN NAIVASHA

The Olkaria Community’s parcel of land in Naivasha has been acquired by Kengen for purposes of a project to expand geothermal power generation. The community is in urgent need of legal assistance to be able to negotiate with Kengen on issues such as land transfer, benefit sharing, rights of left out PAPS among other issues that […]

COUNTY ASSEMBLY PUBLIC PARTICIPATION FORUM HELD AT RAMISI WARD TO DISCUSS AND ENDORSE THE RAMISI WARD PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

COUNTY ASSEMBLY PUBLIC PARTICIPATION FORUM HELD AT RAMISI WARD TO DISCUSS AND ENDORSE THE RAMISI WARD PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

The meeting was attended by: The Kwale county assembly budget committee Members of the Kwale county budget committee Ramisi ward village administrator Village administrators Msambweni sub-county administrator Members of different CSOs Ramisi ward community Nguluku,Bwiti,Vumbu, Bumamani and Miembeni affected farmers The following areas were touched on: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LIVESTOCK AND FISHERIES This department was […]

JOINT MEETING BETWEEN BASE TITANIUM MINING PROJECT LIAISON COMMITTEE AND MINING HOST COMMUNITIES ON COMPENSATION AND AGREED RESETTLEMENT ACTION PLAN

JOINT MEETING BETWEEN BASE TITANIUM MINING PROJECT LIAISON COMMITTEE AND MINING HOST COMMUNITIES ON COMPENSATION AND AGREED RESETTLEMENT ACTION PLAN

In the last eight years, the extractive industry has grown in Kenya. It is currently contributing 14.2% of the GDP, 3% of Kenya’s export earnings that is anticipated to rise to 10% by the year 2030.  In 2014/2015, the total production from the industry was Kshs. 20.9 billion, with the government collecting Kshs.1.25 billion as […]