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Police Reform Working Group Press Conference

The human rights and governance organizations working under the auspices of the Police Reforms Working Group Kenya (PRWG-K) held their press conference today Friday 2014 and wished to register their concerns and utter disappointment with the slow pace of reforms within the National Police Service (NPS). They were particularly concerned with what appeared to be calculated strategies to scuttle the ongoing police vetting process and the realization of comprehensive police reforms

Download the statement at the below link.vetting press statement- LK CG RO edits



The national police service commission (NPSC) is a body corporate established under Article 246 of the Constitution of Kenya and enacted through an act of Parliament No. 30 of 2011In exercising its mandate as provided under section 7(2) and (3) of the National Police Service Act, 2011, the commission intends to conduct vetting of all officers to access and competence and to discontinue the service of any police officer who fails in the vetting. (more…)


The Bungoma Byelection Observation


Constitution & Reform Education Consortium (CRECO) has been involved in Monitoring of Elections in Kenya especially since the Kenyas 2010 Constitution referendum. In the year 2014 on 19th December, CRECO through its two staff (Boaz Mugoto & Martha Ndururi), observed the by elections in the four Constituencies out of six of Bungoma County. (more…)


Learning By Doing: Toward Better County Budgets in 2014/15

As Kenya’s county governments complete their first budget process under the 2010 Constitution, and begin the 2014/15 process, it is time to take stock. To be sure, counties faced a number of challenges in budgeting this year due to a compressed time schedule, inadequate support from national government, and limited capacity. Our goal in this paper is not to point fingers or assign blame, but to encourage learning as we go into the next budget cycle. It is only through understanding what did not work in this most recent process that we can ensure a better process going forward.

For more information click here: County Budgets 2014

courtesy of: TISA




The NSSF Bill 2013 was passed by the National Assembly on 4th December 2013 and received presidential assent on 24th December 2013 repealed the NSSF Act (Cap 258) and replaced it with the NSSF Act 2013. In this regard from the commencement date of the NSSF Act 2013 the previous amount of Kshs 400 per employee under the NSSF ACT no longer applies.



The Public Benefits Organisations(PBO) Amendments


Even as the new government embarked on building the country, it was faced with major problems key among them being major strikes by Teachers, Doctors and Nurses.  This saw key service delivery in the education and health sector affected with the strikes running for close to three months. 



Key Bills Developed and Passed in 2013

Several key constitutional bills were developed and several over-arching policies reviewed to meet the new government dispensation.  Towards this, the CIC engaged several relevant ministries, departments and state agencies for purposes of identifying, prioritizing, developing and reviewing of legislation and policies.  (more…)


Kenya Marks 50 Years of Independence

Kenya Marked 50 years after independence on Thursday 12th December 2013. On the eve of the celebration the national flag was raised at midnight at the Uhuru Gardens. Other dignitaries that attended the Jamhuru Day celebrations were Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete, Malawian President Joyce Banda, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and Gabon’s President Omar Bongo.

The government is faced with a myriad of problems including the rising cases of crime,corruption,human rights abuse, anti-reforms,tribalism and bad leadership
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