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  07.06.2018 EACC to Serem: We're executing our mandate The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has dismissed a proposal by Aldai MP Cornelly Serem to have it disbanded for failling to do its work as politics, adding that will not be distracted from its mandate. Proposed Law National Assembly Daily Nation Page 6
  07.06.2018 Three governors, PSs to be charge over corruption  Three sitting governors will next week face charges regarding procurement irregularities and abuse of office, according to the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission. The Commission's Chief Executive Mr. Halakhe Wako, said the three will be joined by a former governor who lost his seat in the General Elections Corruption and Public Service effectiveness Daily Nation Page 4
  06.06.2018 EU diplomats meets House committee Heads of missions from European Union (EU) member states meet the National Assembly's Committee on Defence and Foreign Relations. The diplomats cautioned on the ongoing purge on foreigners working in the country illegally, saying it threatens Nairobi's status as a regional hub, if mishandlded. Security Daily Nation Page 12
  06.06.2018 Scrap EACC for failure, proposes MP The Ethics and Anti- Corruption Commission (EACC) could be disbanded if MPs approve a proposal by Aldai MP Cornelly Serem (Jubilee), in which he argues that the commission has failed to do its work . In a proposal to the National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi, Mr. Serem seeks to have Article 79 of the Constitution repealed, effectively delegitimising the EACC Act. Proposed law-National Assembly Daily Nation Page 4
  05.06.2018 State told to work with counties for big four success The Council of Governors (CoG) has said it is ready to work with the National governmentt to hasteb the implementation of devolution. However the governors regret that the relationship between the two levels of government is undermined by irregular meetings of the summit. Devolution matters Daily Nation Page 12
  05.06.2018 State procurement officers to undergo fresh vetting: Uhuru Faced with calls to tame runaway corruption in the Civil Service, President Uhuru Kenyatta took a bold step and directed all government procurement officers to step aside and undergo fresh vetting.  During the Madaraka day celebrations in Meru County the president assured that more senior government officials will be arrested Progress on Corruption and Public Service effectiveness Daily Nation Page 6
  05.06.2018 Detectives dig up dirt in 95 billion pipeline of scams Details of the most shocking theft of public resources in recent Kenyan history emerged on Monday as the Directorate of Criminal Investigations dug up more sleaze at Kenya Pipeline Corporation (KPC), where more than Sh95 billion worth of contracts are being examined in a wide-ranging graft investigation. Corruption and Public Service effectiveness Daily Nation Page 4
  04.06.2018 Devolution laws under reviews, says Wamalwa MPs are reviewing some devolution laws to improve working relations between county and national governments. The move is also aimed at easing the implementation of devolution. Apart from proposing the formation of a Council of Deputy Governors, the intergovernmental Relations Bill seeks the creation of a council of county assemblies Law reforms-National Assembly Daily Nation Page 12
  04.06.2018 Queries raised on ODM's ability to spearhead reforms The Orange Democratic Movement has eased off the push for a referendum, raising questions about its ability to stay the course in the wake of opposing views, which this time come from President Uhuru Kenyatta.  Under a parliamentary system, power in the national executive is exercised by ministers drawn from the majority party in the National Assembly under the leadership of prime minister Law reforms-National Assembly Daily Nation Page 4
  04.06.2018 Audit and expose 2 billion maize scam cartel, say leaders Leaders from the North Rift are now demanding an independent audit to establish all maize deliveries made to National Cereaks and Produce Board (NCPB) depots countrywide. They also want the audit to reveal the names of those who made the deliveries. Corruption and Public Service effectiveness Daily Nation Page 2
  31.05.2018 Harmonise relevant laws for equitable economic growth The role of the financial sector in surpporting economic growth and equity is under threat. In recent months, the mandate of the Central Bank of Kenya and the Capital Markets Authority has been undermined by corporate directors and managers implicated in corruption and abuse of office, leading to massive losses and wastage of public and private investments. Governance Daily Nation Page 15]
  29.05.2018 Why cybercrime law should be reviewed At the World Press Freedom Day celebrations in Accra, speacial rapportuers on freedom of expression and access to information from the United Nations, Europe, the Americans and Africa, issued a joint Declaration on Media Independence and Diversity in the Digital Age. An independent and diverse media should be facilitated to continue supporting the function of democratic societies and conscious of the key roles investigative journalism must continue to play to expose corruption and other crimes Media Freedom Daily Nation Page 15]
  29.05.2018 Public calls for change of election date The General Election date should be moved from August to December too avoid interference with learning in schools and the festive season, the National Assembly Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs heard during a public forum in Nyeri. Public Interest Daily Nation Page 8
  29.05.2018 Fears NYS probe may not go for sacred cows The omission of both high profile public officials, bank managers, a cabinet secretary and directors of some companies that were paid in excess of 1 billion shillings in the last scandal to rock the National Youth Service has raised fears of selective prosecution. Conspicuosly missing from the ist of those questioned or arrested is Ms Sicily Kariuki, who was the Cabinet Secretary for Public Service, Gender and Youth when the plunder took place Corruption and Public Service effectiveness Daily Nation Page 4
  29.05.2018 Leaders to explain oil deal to the community Turkana leaders will start meeting with the local community in Turkana South and Turkana East sub-constituents to enlighten them on the deal they struck at State House, Nairob, recently regarding how to share the revenue from oil. The deal between the leaderw and the president gave the local community five per cent, the county government twenty per cxent and the national government 75 per cent. Public Interest Daily Nation Page 3
  25.05.2018 Punish tainted officials, MP tells Uhuru Tiaty MP William Kamket asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to crack the whip on governmen officials implicated inn the National Youth Service and other scandals rocking the government. Mr. Kamket also called for a lifestyle audit of people in top leadership positions in the government Corruption  Daily Nation Page 5
  25.05.2018 Lusaka blames anti-devolution forces for two Houses' battle Senate Spesaker Kenneth Lusaka says turf wars between the two Houses of Parliament are being fuelled by individuals who want to kill devolution. Mr. Lusaka said some people he did not name had endless provoked the Senate to a dogfight on legislative mandate and declared that he will not fall for the trap Senate, National Assemblies disagreements Daily Nation Page 4
  25.05.2018 Hurt on head, operated on the arm, patient dies After three weeks in hospital, man whose brain injury doctors refused to treat dies but his wife cannot bury him yet over 1.4 million shillings bill. Her tribulations illustrate how hospitals sometimes bring Kenyan families to ruin and shines a spotlight on Nairobi Women's Hospital, and the decision not to attend to his head injury despite a head scan showing needed urgent surgery. Health Daily Nation Page 3
  24.05.2018 New KU centre eyes cancer treatment Among the 'Big Four' Pillars of Kenya's transformation agenda launched by president Uhuru Kenyatta and according to a draft budget policy, the government envisages achieving a 100 per cent health coverage for every kenyan. Kenyatta University  seeks to play a key role in this transformation plan through Kenyatta University Hospital (KUH). The instiution sees its role as being a cog in the wheel of 'Uhurucare' Health Daily Nation Page 18
  24.05.2018 Policy on teachers unfair A new rule requiring newly hired primary school teachers to commit to serve in the county where they first posted for at least five years sounds punitive. While the objective may be desirable, its implementation is faught with challenges. Public Interest Daily Nation Page 14
  24.05.2018 It's abuse of office charge for Kamau Former roads CS Michael Kamau has been summoned to appear before the Anti- Corruption Court to answer to charges of abuse of office , and failing to comply with the guidelines for managing public funds. The court heard that police officers sent to arrest the former CabinetSecretary could not  trace him. Corruption and Public Service effectiveness Daily Nation Page 5
  24.05.2018 MPs reject NYS 22 billion shillings budget plan over scandals Members of Parliament have rejected a request by the National Youth Service (NYS) to be allocared 22 billion shillings for its budget  for the 2018/2019 financial year due to numerous scandals at the service. Corruption Dailyy Nation Page 5
  23.05.2018 County chiefs protest MPs' stand on roads Governors have protested the “appalling” decision by the National Assembly to renege on a deal that would have seen counties manage Class D Roads and up to 20 per cent of the fuel levy fund each year. The House pegged the levy fund allocations to the devolved units at 16 per cent and re-classified roads that were previously under the counties as national governments’. Council of Governors chairman Josephat Nanok said that it was insincere of the National Assembly to go against a February deal signed after negotiations in the Intergovernmental Budget and Economic Council chaired by Deputy President William Ruto.   Daily Nation Page 18
  23.05.2018 Former CS to be tried in 33 million shillings tender case Before his political fortunes nosedived, former Cabinet Secretary Michael Kamau was the darling of the system – or so he thought. By being the face behind President Mwai Kibaki’s success in rebuilding the country’s infrastructure – first as Roads engineer and later as a permanent secretary – Mr Kamau was one of those picked as Cabinet Secretary by President Uhuru Kenyatta to drive the Jubilee agenda in infrastructural development, which included the building of the standard gauge railway.   Daily Nation Page 6
  23.05.2018 Public Service PS, NYS boss could be arrested over scam Public Service Principal Secretary Lillian Mbogo-Omollo and National Youth Service (NYS) boss Richard Ndubai are among 29 government officials who could be arrested after they were questioned by police. Others include a chief accountant, head of procurement, principal accountant, head of accounts and the financial and economic officer at NYS. Treasury officials are also facing arrest after police narrowed down to questionable payments paid through the Integrated Financial Management Information System.   Daily Nation Page 5
  23.05.2018 Ruto cites issues derailing devolution Huge unpaid bills, high cost of resolving intergovernmental disputes, and under-performance of revenue collection in counties are among issues derailing devolution, Deputy President (DP) William Ruto has said. And the DP, who spoke when he officially opened the Third Annual Legislative Summit at Pride Inn Paradise Hotel in Mombasa, asked Parliament to help counties address these challenges if the devolved units are to deliver on their mandate. Mr Ruto, at the same time, challenged Ward Reps to sharpen their auditing skills as one of the ways of holding governors accountable.   Daily Nation Page 5
  23.05.2018 Raila returns as infighting threatens deal Opposition leader Raila Odinga returns home after a week-long trip to London, but he will be welcome , not by amity he left behind, but growing political animosity that is putting his unity pact with the President Uhuru Kenyatta to the test. In Parliament, Mr Odinga’s lieutenants Junet Mohamed (Suna East) and Ugunja’s Opiyo Wandayi differed with both Mr Ruto and Mr Tuju. “In the fullness of time,” said Mr Wandayi, “President Kenyatta will be convinced of the need for a referendum because facts are stubborn, and those linking the referendum to 2022 politics are missing the point.” Mr. Mohamed said a referendum would be “best held in 2021 and not now because even the issues to be put in the question are yet to be identified”. Refferendum Daily Nation Page 4
  18.05.2018 Hospital orderd to pay mother 54 million  The High Court has ordered Nairobi Women's Hospital to pay 54.7 million to a woman whose child ended up suffering from celebral palsy due to negligence during birth.   Daily Nation Page 2
  17.05.2018 Dismiss poll petition, MP tells Appeal Court judges Turkana East Constituency MP Lokiru Mohammed wants an appeal  challenging his election dismissed, claiming that no reaasonable grounds have beed provided elections related matters Daily Nation Page 22
  17.05.2018 Sack ministers in 9 billion shillings NYS scam, Uhuru told The opposition demanded the resignation of two cabinet secretaries and controller of Budget over the 9 billion shillings National Youth Service scandal Corruption and Public Service effectiveness Daily Nation Page 4
  16.05.2018 Kenya to open more embassies Kenya intends to open more embassies in Africa and Asia to increase global economic diplomacy. The Cabinet approved the proposed establishment of seven residents missions, six consultates- general, and three liaison offices, but did not indicate in which countries International Relations Daily Nation Page 6
  16.05.2018 MPs issue summons on JKIA audit queries Members of Parliament have summoned former Transport Permanent Secretary Nduva Muli and former Kenya Airports Authority managing director Lucy Mbugua over huge varications in costs for expansion of terminal 4A and other works at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Corruption  Daily Nation Page 6
  16.05.2018 National Assembly, Senate clash over bills The National Assembly has once again taken aim at Senate, accusing it of encroaching on its legislative mandate by focusing on debating money bills. In the latest incident National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi  wrote to his counterpart in the Senate warning him against allowing debate on the proposed amendments to the Retirement Benefits (Deputy President and designated state officers) Act. National Assembly, Senate differences Daily Nation Page 5
  16.05.2018 NYS did business with ghost firms in 9 billion shillings tender scam Records of some of the entities believed to have been fraudulently paid 9 billion shillings from the National Youth Service are incomplete of missing from the company registry. A serch in the official database of the registar of companies carried out showed that Ameratrade Enterprises, Ngiwako Enterprises and Ersatz Enterprises returned a 'no result' Corruption and Public Service effectiveness Daily Nation Page 4
  16.05.2018 Ministry releases guidelines for mentoring students The Ministry of Education has released guidelines on mentorship programmes in primary and secondary schools, which will see only vetted persons allowed in the institution Capacity building in the public service Daily Nation Page 3
  10.05.2018 House team wants suspended KFS officials reinstated A parliamentary committee has recommended the reinstatement of suspended Kenya Forestry Service (KFS) officers, contradicting a taskforce that recommended their dismissal. While the Environment and Natural Resources Committee wants immediate reinstatement of the senior managers and fresh action be procedurally taken, the government’s taskforce, in its recommendations, wants the officers to leave. In a report tabled in the National Assembly, the committee said KFS board chairman Peter Kinyua, who has since retired, acted in contravention of the law and guiding principles such as the Mwongozo code of governance for State corporations, while suspending the officers. Governance and corruption Daily Nation Page 12
  10.05.2018 Lecturers resume work amid crackdown by varsities A number of lecturers have started to resume work although at a slow pace as universities crack down on those who are defiant. At Kenyatta University, students reported back, and they have started to learn. Learning has also resumed at Technical University of Kenya (TUK) and University of Nairobi (UoN). This came after lecturers in these and other institutions were forced to individually sign commitment letters as the 31 public universities move to end the two-month strike. At UoN, more than 35 lecturers have received suspension letters after declining to resume work. Those who are not working have also been denied their salaries. Not KLRC related Daily Nation Page 10
  10.05.2018 Kenya , Djibouti strengthen ties Kenya is reaching out to Djibouti in a bid to benefit from the Horn of Africa nation’s strategic location for security and trade links. President Uhuru Kenyatta and Djibouti leader Ismail Guelleh signed a number of agreements, mainly centred on boosting trade, but also  influenced by security concerns. It is the second attempt by Kenya to woo Djibouti, a country which has traditionally not featured on Kenya’s trade links map. President Kenyatta in January held a meeting with Mr Guelleh when the two met during the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa. At the time, they spoke of their readiness to improve trade and security ties. The meeting in Nairobi was influenced by security concerns by both countries. International Relations Daily Nation Page 6
  09.05.2018 Call for legislation on communal land Parliament has urged to fast track the formation and enactment of rules and regulations for administering the Communitu Land Act of 2016. In a joint statement, representatives from various groups in Isiolo Central and Nakuru-based M NGO Reconcile, said ack of the laws encourages land grabbers, who are now eyeing the land that will host Lapsset projects Law making- National Assembly Daily Nation Page 12
  09.05.2018 Joho calls for people-driven constitutional changes Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho has supported the call for a constitutional amendment, saying it would benefit Kenyans. But he added that the process must be people driven to realise its full potential. Addressing journalists in Shimanzi, Mombasa, the governor said it has been several years since the constitution was born, hence need for more input to make it effective and in line with Kenyan's needs. Public Daily Nation Page 4
  09.05,.2018 First Lady gives referral hospital a mojor boost First Lady Margaret Kenyatta presented medical supplies and equipment worth 45 million shillings to the Kitui County Level Four Hospital. She said the supplies donated by the Commission on Urgent Relief Equipment (CURE), will increase the hospital's capacity  Health Daily Nation Page 4
  09.05.2018 Lawyer wants condition for admission to bar struck out A lawyer wants law degree holders to be admitted to the bar without being compelled to study for two years at the Kenya School of Law (KSL). Mr Adrian Kamotho Njenga said the Advocates Act implies that Kenyans who have law degrees are eligible to be admitted to the bar as advocates. Although the practice in Kenya has been that law degree holders have to take a two-year study at KSL in order to be admitted to the Roll of Advocates, Mr Njenga said the law does not set that as a mandatory requirement. Not KLRC related Daily Nation Page 3
  08.05.2018 Public hearing bill promoting investment A Bill seeking to promote Makueni County as an investment destination was subject to hearing in forums held across the County. The Makueni County Investment Bill 2018 is sponsored by Emali/Mulala MCA Nichodemus Mutua. It proposes the creation of Makueni County Investment Authority to serve as a one-stop for investment activities Law making -County Assembly (Makueni) Daily Nation Page 23
  08.05.2018 Health docket gets lion's share of 13 billion shillings draft County budget Mombasa County Government has allocated health docket the lion's share of its medium-term draft budget for 2018/2019. The docket received 3.1 bilion, the highest amount in the country's 12.9 billion budget. County Budget Allocation-Mombasa Daily Nation Page 20
  08.05.2018 JSC wants limit on its sitting lifted The Judicial Service Commission has filed a petition seeking to have the maximum eight sittings per month limit imposed on it by the Salaries and Remunerations Commission (SRC) lifted. It says the move is tentamount to interering with its independence. Administration of Public Service Institutions Daily Nation Page 11
  08.05.2018 First locally made satellite to be launched into space Kenyans will watch as first locally assembled satellite is launched into space. The satellite to be used for data collection and monitoring was built by engineers at Unniversity of Nairobi (UoN) with support from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Jaxa), which provided funding and the platform for construction. Viewing will be at UoN. Not KLRC related Daily Nation Page 3
  07.05.2018 Maasai leaders clash pn push to change law Maasai leaders turned the burial of a community elder into a political arena as they debated the proposed constitutional changes. Mr. James Ole Naeku, an ally of William Ole Ntimama, was laid to rest at Rotina in North Narok. Refferendum Daily Nation Page 18
  07.05.2018 Unease in SRC over impending changes Disquiet has hit the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) after President Uhuru Kenyatta assented to the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2017. The Bill amends various laws, including the SRC Act, the Pensions Act and the Pharmacy and Poisons Act. The amendments to the SRC Act makes commissioners full-time employees and gives the President the power to nominate the chairperson.But there are concerns in the SRC on the legality of the move and the cost of implementing the amendments. Law making- National Assembly Daily Nation Page 2
  04.05.2018 County pass motion to form electricity agency Nyandarua County Assembly has passed a motionmandating the Executive to establish an electricity agency. Moving the motion, Gatimu Ward Rep Kieru Wambui said electricity is a devolved function though no County Assembly has adressed the issue. Law making- County Assembly (Nyeri) Daily Nation Page 23
  04.05.2018 County makes history voting inn deputy governor A marketer made history when she became the first deputy governor to take office through a County Assembly vote. Nyeri County Assembly approved the appointment of Dr. Caroline Karugu in acrimonious debate in which ward reps tore into her academic credentials and background Deputy Governor's County Assembly approval (Nyeri) Daily Nation Page 20
  04.05.2018 A local attorney's office to be established Turkana will establish a county attorney's office after Governor Joseph Nanok signed into law the Office of the County Attorney Bill, 2018. The office will be made up of the County attorney, solicitor and a number of county legal advisers. The attorney will be appointed by the governor, and will be the county's main legal adviser, among other functions Law making- County Executive (Turkana) Daily Nation Page 10
  04.05.2018 Attacks on press freedom increasing The government's shutdown of four private television stations early this year affected the independence of the media in Kenya, a report revealed during celebrations to mark World Press Freedom Day. A survey conducted by Ipos in 45 counties found that 54 per cent of those interviewed faulted the government for the shutdown, saying it was unconstitutional while 36 per cent supported the move. Constitutional Rights Daily Nation Page 8
  04.05.2018 Kenya betting big on African ties The government is reviewing its diplomatic relations with African countries to enhance regionall trade and strengthen the Kenyan passport, Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma said. Of importance is how Kenyans will benefit from the Continental Free trade Areas deal signed by 48 African leaders in Kigali Rwanda as well as how President Uhuru Kenyatta's open skies policy could be used to advance his Pan Africcanism agenda. International Relations Daily Nation Page 6
  04.05.2018 MPs pass Bill on budget allocations The ministries of Transport, Health, Education and Interior were the biggest beneficiaries in the suplementary budget approved by the National Assembly. MPs adopted the House Committee on Budget and Appropriations, which allocated 60 billion shillings for external funding for the Standard Gauge Railway from Mombasa to Nairobi Law making- National Assembly Daily Nation Page 5
  04.05.2018 Health, jobs and homes to soak up tax billions Families displaced by floods that have killed some of their relatives wish they could benefit sooner from government spending plan presented in the National Assembly, but the 60.4 billion shillings earmarked for floods control and rain water harvesting will be released in July, long after their suffering Public Interest Daily Nation Page 4
  03.05.2018 Study decries drop in media freedom Kenya is yet to develop a national media policy to guide the industry and define its relationship with government citizens. Media Council of Kenya chief executive Officer David Omwoyo said this in the wake of revelations that media freedom has declined in the past one year owing to threats, intimidation and attacks on journalists by security forces, politicians and hired goons Media Freedom Daily Nation Page 8
  03.05.2018 Counties yet to take forest roles Counties are yet to take charge of specific forestry functions indentified by the Constitution, a report has shown.  The report complied by a 14 member task force reviewing forestry management found that only 17 out of 47 counties have signed the Transition Implementation plans (TIPs) to facilitate the transfer of functions related to management of community and private forests. Devolution matters Daily Nation Page 7
  03.05.2018 President steers clear of debate on law review President Uhuru Kenyatta avoided debate calls for Constitution review and referendum by a section of politicians in his state of Nation address. Nevertheless, the MPs were united in praising the president's speech Prosoed law- National Assembly Daily Nation Page 5
  02.05.2018 Trade Union oppose MPs push to amend labor law Trade Unions intensified pressure on Parliament to reject the proposed changes to the Labour Relations Act 2007. The dispute over the proposed changes took centre stage during the labour day celebrations. Union leaders said the proposals in the statute  law (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2018 sponsored by National Assembly Majority Leader, Aden Duale, violets workers' Constitutional rights and vowed to fight them Proposed law-National Assembly Daily Nation Page 6
  02.05.2018 Atwoli plea to give Uhuru soft landing met with criticism “We need to amend the Constitution,” Mr Atwoli told workers during Labour Day celebrations in Nairobi. “Let us use the Bomas Draft, because the problem we have now is exclusion. Not everyone can be president, (and so) the Constitution should be amended to accommodate more people.” As he embarked on a short philosophical argument on why this is the right time to start a national conversation on the post-Uhuru years he said the unveiling of a 14-member team to spearhead the implementation of the March 9 handshake deal between President Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga was the bulwark needed to cushion the two after 2022  Mr Atwoli did little to prepare his audience for the bombshell brewing within his chest. Debate amid proposed law-National Assembly Daily Nation Page 4
  `30.04.2018 Huge fallout on 24billion Ward fund Bill A proposal to create the Ward Development Fund, with an estimated annual budget of 24 billion shillings has sparked a row between the National governments, governors Senators and Members of the County Assemblies. The Bill sponsored  by Murang'a Senator Irungu Kang'ata is currently before Senate. Proposed Law- Senate Daily Nation Page11
  30.04.2018 Single ID document closer to reality as MPs debate Bill Members of Parliament are set to debate and vote on a proposed law that would create a system for generating a harmonised national identification document for Kenyans. The creation of the National Integrated Identity Management System (Niims) is part of the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, which was introduced in the National Assembly. Niims will create, manage, maintain and operate a national population register as a single source of personal information on all Kenyan citizens and registered foreigners resident in the country, according to the bill. Under this system, all Kenyans will have a unique national identification number. Proposed law-National Assembly Daily Nation Page 10
  27.04.2018 Mps seek 12 billion shillings more for themselves MPs have been asked to allocate parliamentt 42.5 billion shillings in the next financial year an increase of 12.5 billion from its budget for the current financial year. The budget consists of 39.3 billion as recurrent expenditure, an increase of 10 billion shillings and 3.2 billion shillings to fund development, an increase of 1.7 billion shillings Proposed Bill- National Assembly Daily Nation Page 2
  27.04.2018 Ward Fund key for grassroots project A member of the Mandera County Assembly has supported a Bill proposing the creation of ward equalisation fund currently before Senate  Law making-County Assembly Daily Nation Page 23
  27.04.2018 Proposed oil exploration law put on hold National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale has suspended a proposed law on exploration of oil. Mr Duale said he stopped the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill  after realising that the Energy Committee was changing too many clauses in the bill he has sponsored on behalf of the government. He said he had been monitoring the bill’s progress when he realised that Energy Committee vice-chairman Robert Pukose was making changes that had not been published in the Order Paper. Proposed Bill- National Assembly Daily Nation Page 8
  27.04.2018 House clash again on revenue Bill The National Assembly and Senate clashed again over their roles in enactment of the Division of Revenue Bill, the legal instrument that details the vertical sharing of revenue to the two levels of government House differences-Nationall Assembly & Senate Daily Nation Page 5
  25.04.2017 Bill seeks to have other vasities train advocates A government-backed Bill before Parliament could end the Kenya School of Law’s (KSL) monopoly as the sole training centre for advocates. It proposes an amendment to the Kenya School of Law Act, 2012, to allow other institutions to train advocates.It also proposes that the Council for Legal Education (CLE) determine the admission requirements for the advocates’ training programme and administer the pre-bar examination.In addition, it proposes that CLE accredit the universities that will train advocates.
KSL was established in 1963 as a government agency and admitted 11 students that year. It was a department of the Attorney-General’s Office until July 2001, when it became semi-autonomous.
Proposed Law National Assembly Daily Nation Page 12
  25.04.2018 MCAs push for ward fund comes up at Devolution Conference The controversial 2018 County Ward Development Equalisation Bill could find its way into the agenda of the devolution conference .The bill, currently in the Senate, proposes the creation of Sh21.8 billion fund.At the beginning of the conference, MCAs fought to ensure that delegates are immersed in the issue and that it remains top on the agenda.Signs the bill will dominate discussions were on display as early as Sunday during a football match between the MCAs and the Senate at Bukhungu stadium. The MCAs had won the match, but in the heat of celebrations, started chanting Murang’a senator Irungu Kang’ata’s name. Proposed Law- Senate Daily Nation Page 3
  24.04.2018 Bill on law change bad for democracy, says Iria Murang'a governor Mwangi wa Iria has disapproved of a proposal to amend the Constitution to create the position of a Prime Minister. Mr. Iria said it would hinder citizens from electingg leaders of their choice . The governor said the move would be bad for democracy Proposed law-National Assembly Daily Nation Page 9
  20.04.2018 MPs reject bid to set age limit for top seat A group of MPs has dismissed a petition seeking to set the age limit for presidential candidates. Mr Mohamed Mohamud, a resident of Garissa County, has filed the petition in the National Assembly for the Constitution to be amended to cap the age of presidential candidates at 70 years. The petition, if successful, could lock out ODM leader Raila Odinga from the 2022 race, if he intends to run.It is based on the principle that there is a retirement age for State officers, including those in the Judiciary and independent commissions, but none for the political class. Pettition-National Assembly Daily Nation Page 4
  19.04.2018 Bill to protect state officers' benefits due for Senate debate A draft bill by Narok Senator Ledama ole Kina that seeks to take away the powers of the Executive in altering or modifying emoluments due to the deputy president and other designated officers as provided for in the law and ensuring that former prime minister Raila Odinga gets his benefits has been introduced in the Senate.Mr Ole Kina wants any alteration or modification of benefits due to a public officer to be done through a petition, which will only be done through the approval of both Houses of Parliament. Proposed Law- Senate Daily Nation Page 5
  18.04.2018 Students wants elction law revoked University students have now turned to the National Assembly to reverse the new system of electing their leaders which took effect in 2016. They  requested Parliament to pick up this matter as an issue of urgency and amend the Act so that it conforms to the model of popular vote. Proposed Law- National Assembly Daily Nation Page 10
  17.04.2018 Nyali lawmakers seeks leaders locals help to fight drug barons Nyali MP Mohamed Ali has pledged to fight drug traffickers in Mombasa. Mr. Ali said the National Assembly would soon make changes to the law and increase the fine imposed on a drug trafficker from 5 million shillings to 30 million shillings Law making - National Assembly Daily Nation Page 21
  16.04.2018 Nominated MP Wilson Sossion suggest Bill Nominated MP Wilson Sossion proposed Proposed Law- National Assembly Daily Nation 
  13.04.2018 Idle land to be taxed in new Ministry Bill The Ministry of Lands has introduced a policy that will allow taxation of idle land. But the policy will be implemented only after both the Senate and the National Assembly adopt it. Lands CS Farida Karoney told the Senators during the Inaugural Retreat for the Senate Committee on Land, Environment and Natural Resources. Law making- National Assembly/Senate Daily Nation Page 6
  13.04.2018 Secretaries drafting Bill to streamline their work Secretaries are drafting a Bill tha seeks to improve their working conditions and have a college established to offer profesional training in the field. It also seeks to regulate, coordinate and govern their work, allowing for the establishment of a disciplinary mechanism. The Secretaries' Professional Bill 2018 is expected to streamline operations of the occupation and align their association with other professional bodies Law making Daily Nation Page 12
  12.04.2017 Follow me: Law to curb social media identity hijacking Parliament appears to have heard the cry of famous kenyans who have fallen victim of cybercriminals. The committee on Communication, Information and Innovation has proposed that riding on other people' s identity on the internet and sharing obscene material on social media platforms be criminalised.  During a debate in Parliament, Mr Duale the majority leader and minority whip Junet Mohammed also told the House of their experience and narrated how some politicians careers end due to cyberbullying. Law making- National Assembly Daily Nation page 3
  11.04.2018 TSC wins MPs' approval to hire 88,000 teachers The government is going to hire 88,000 teachers after the Members of Parliament approved a 26 billion shillings recruitment resquest. Most of the new employees — 68,000— will be hired as interns at a cost of Sh16 billion, while 20,000 will be given permanent jobs at Sh10 billion, said National Assembly Education Committee chairman Julius Melly. The massive recruitment is meant to address a countrywide shortage that stands at 104,821. Law making- National Assembly Daily Nation page 2
  11.04.2018 Scrap Metal Council to be gazzeted Friday Parliament  implemented the law enacted in 2015 , which the ministry of industrialisation has been under pressure to implement. After two years delay the ministry will gazzette the establishment of the Scrap Metal Council Law making- National Assembly Daily Nation page 11