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Robbery Without Violence Robbery Without Violence

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Date added: 06/26/2015
Date modified: 06/26/2015
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Agricultural co-operatives play a major role in countries like Kenya where the sector is hugely significant in terms of employment creation, income generation, foreign exchange earnings as well as contribution to total production as measured by GDP. To establish whether agricultural farmers’ institutions are working for smallholder farmers, the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) contracted CUTS ARC-Nairobi from June to July 2014 to carry out a study in seven Counties. To this effect coffee, rice and tea co-operatives and sugarcane out-grower societies were assessed in Kakamega, Kericho, Kirinyaga, Meru, Migori, Murang’a and Nyeri.

From findings on the ground, the study concludes that co-operative and out-grower societies are ineffective in delivering economic justice. The societies are riddled with corruption and conflict of interest, some describing them as robbery without violence.

Devolution Advisory: The   President's Speech On The State of The Nation Devolution Advisory: The President's Speech On The State of The Nation

Date added: 06/23/2015
Date modified: 06/23/2015
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The Constitution of Kenya 2010, section 132 obligates the President of Kenya to give a State of the Nation address on the progress the government is making in achieving the national values and principles of governance as outlined in section 10. The president is also obligated to show progress on how the country is fulfilling its international obligations as stipulated in the constitution section 2(5).

On economic and social rights Articles 41 addresses issues of labour relations and 43 speaks to rights to health, housing, food, water, social security and education as rights that Kenyan’s are entitled to enjoy and justiciable within the legal framework.

This brief is an analysis of the president’s speech on the state of the nation address; unlike the previous year’s address where Cabinet Secretaries and Permanent Secretaries enriched the state of the nation address by giving score cards on the state of the various ministries.

This advisory is based on the five sectors of the economy namely; Heath, Education, Social Justice, Agricultures and Water

Critique and Input into the Devolution Policy Critique and Input into the Devolution Policy

Date added: 06/23/2015
Date modified: 06/23/2015
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The proposed devolution policy is meant to operationalize the implementation of devolution by giving life the legislations1 that seek to anchor a devolved system of governance in Kenya. The policy then should give meaning to the principles and objects of devolution as well as the transformative aspects of the constitution on the broadened bill of rights participation, equality and inclusivity.

The draft Devolution policy is not well grounded on human rights concern which is a necessary ingredient in ensuring human rights based approach to sustainable development and is the other foundation of devolved system of governance.

Advisory of the President's State of the Nation Adress Advisory of the President's State of the Nation Adress

Date added: 06/23/2015
Date modified: 06/23/2015
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The Constitution of Kenya 2010, section 132 obligates the President of Kenya to give a State of the Nation address on the progress the government is making in achieving the national values and principles of governance as outlined in section 10. The president is also obligated to show progress on how the country is fulfilling its international obligations as stipulated in the constitution section 2(5).

On economic and social rights Articles 41 addresses issues of labour relations and 43 speaks to rights to health, housing, food, water, social security and education as rights that Kenyan’s are entitled to enjoy and justiciable within the legal framework.

This brief is an analysis of the president’s speech on the state of the nation address, the cabinet secretaries or their representative’s scorecards on their various dockets and suggestions by way of recommendations on noted gaps that will make the process informative while ensuring monitoring of our state officers delivery of services to the people of Kenya.

Pathway To Making Devolution Work for Kenyan's Pathway To Making Devolution Work for Kenyan's

Date added: 06/22/2015
Date modified: 06/22/2015
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In almost two years of implementing devolution, the process has been subjected to hash
criticisms as well as defended with equal measure from centralist romantics and devolution
evangelists respectively. The centralist have judged counties as having failed abysmally in
delivering their mandate to the county residents while, the devolution evangelists feel that
County governments are still new and they spent a big part of their first year in setting up and
judging their performance should start in the second year. The catalogue of issues going wrong
about devolution at the counties has continued to pile from: inability to spend development/
capital expenditures; poor quality legislations emanating from counties, and power struggles.
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