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The Role and Functions of the Senate in Kenya

Why the Senate in Kenya Should Not be Scrapped
The Senate in Kenya is one of the Chambers of the bicameral parliament in Kenya. People wonder which, between the Senate and the National Assembly is more powerful. The Constitution is unclear on which of the two houses is superior. However, based on the...
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How the Counties Spent their Budgets from July 2016 to March 2017

How the Counties Spent their Budgets from July 2016 to March 2017
The Controller of Budget released a consolidated report recently on the progress of county budget implementation. The report covers the period of 1st July 2016 to 30th March 2017 (3rd Quarter). The report shows the progress of budget implementation by the 47 county governments...
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Kenya will Commit Suicide if it Creates Ethnic States

Kenya will Commit Suicide if it Creates Ethnic States
By Koigi WamwerePeople are already preaching national dissolution, rotational presidency, ethnic war and secession as a solution to ethnic discrimination, corruption, unequal development and election rigging.But can people rationally destroy their nation to gain equality, self-destruct to solve problems, or commit suicide to end...
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The Types and Purposes of County Plans in Kenya

The Types and Purposes of County Plans in Kenya
County plans in Kenya are essential for the planning and development by the 47 county governments. County plans are especially essential for the budgeting process in the counties.Every county should prepare a development plan to fulfill Article 220(2) of the Constitution of Kenya.Part XI...
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How the Kenyan Media has Sold Itself to Diabolical Forces

How the Kenyan Media has Sold Itself to Diabolical Forces
By Joshua Kembero OgegaI grew up in the 90s or let me put it this way; I learnt to walk and talk in the early 90s. Therefore, I consider myself a 90s kid. My family was a typical middle class family of those days. We...
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Women Among the Winners from the 2017 General Elections

Women are the Big Winners from the 2017 General Elections
The just concluded elections have seen women emerge among the biggest winners. The elections played a role in narrowing the political inequity for women. This is in line with the UN’s Millennium Development Goals to prioritize gender equality and empowerment of women. In particular,...
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Can the Senate in Kenya Oversee the Counties’ Local Revenue?

Can the Senate in Kenya Oversee the Counties' Local Revenue?
In April 2017, the Senate put Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero to task for failing to account for collections in local revenue worth KSh10 billion. The Public Accounts and Investments Committee of the Senate reported that the County Government of Nairobi deposited only KSh1 billion...
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The UN Resolution 1820 and Women’s Safety in the Coming Elections

The UN Resolution 1820 and Women's Safety in the Coming Elections
The United Nations Security Council adopted the UN Resolution 1820 in 19 June 2008 at a ministerial-level meeting on “women, peace, and security”. The Resolution is important because it plays a vital role in the protection of civilians, especially women and girls, from exploitation...
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Four Factors that Undermine the Access of Education for Girls

Four Factors that Undermine the Access of Education for Girls
By Michael OliechWhen we fulfil the rights of girls and they are healthy, they can attend school. In school, they will gain the skills and resources they need to become productive and empowered adults.In the last five years, we have seen massive developments in...
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Some Common Terms Used in the Kenyan Constitution

Some Common Terms Used in the Kenyan Constitution
The Constitution of Kenya contains some terms that enable Kenyans to interpret it. This article explores some of these terms and their definitions. Definition of terms used in the Kenyan Constitution “Adult” means an individual who has attained the age of eighteen years.“Affirmative Action” includes any...
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The Five Types of Elections in Kenya and When they Occur

The Four Types of Elections in Kenya and When they Occur
There are various types of elections in Kenya. According to the handbook on provisions on governance structure and elections in the constitution of Kenya (by Uraia and IED), elections are a reflection of democratic practice. Adult citizens choose who they want to lead them and discard...
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Why Many Politicians Dislike Opinion Polls in Kenya

Why Opinion Polls in Kenya Are Unpopular Among Politicians
Opinion polls in Kenya serve many purposes. Their main purpose is to gauge public perception on certain key identified issues. The pollsters base their research on a small group of people that acts as a representative of the whole population.The pollsters then analyze the...
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