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FORGOTTEN IN THE SCRAMBLE FOR LAMU:A Position Paper in the Case of the Aweer and The Fisherfolk FORGOTTEN IN THE SCRAMBLE FOR LAMU:A Position Paper in the Case of the Aweer and The Fisherfolk

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This position paper seeks to establish international legal and policy framework for best standards and practice in the implementation of the LAPSSET Project. It raises concerns on the Project being administered in a manner that will relegate host communities further into the periphery of poverty and invisibility and offers recommendations on how to urgently mitigate against this adverse yet imminent outcome. KHRC hopes that the recommendations of this position will be applied towards ensuring that the LAPSSET Project results in inclusive growth of the Lamu community and sustainable development. To this end, this publication offers recommendations on how the various stakeholders may engage towards achieving the state of respect for human rights and environmental justice in implementing colossal development projects.

Functions and Responsibilities of Elected State Officers Functions and Responsibilities of Elected State Officers

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In the period 2008- 2012, Kenyan taxpayers paid Members of Parliament Ksh 851,000 per month and the PresidentKsh 2.4M per month. In the same period, Kenya’s per capita income has been Ksh 2,000 per month, while minimumwage remained Ksh 4,050 per month. This means the President earned over 595 times than the average citizen,while MPs in the 10th Parliament earned over 425 times more than the per capita income and 210 times more thanthe minimum wage paid to the many workers in the agriculture, plantations and allied sector whose sweat is thebackbone of Kenya’s economy.What exactly should to elected state officers be doing to earn this money and are they actually offering Kenyanstheirmoney’s worth?

Wilting in Bloom: The Irony of Women's Labour Rights in the Cut-flower Sector in Kenya Wilting in Bloom: The Irony of Women's Labour Rights in the Cut-flower Sector in Kenya

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Date added: 09/06/2012
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Women employees in Kenya’s multi-million shilling cut flower industry have to wait four months to get their monthly pay for maternity leave months. “Wilting in Bloom: The Irony of Women Labour Rights in the Cut-flower Sector in Kenya”  reveals that some employers withhold salaries while the employees are on maternity leave and only pay the dues a whole month after they resume duty.

The report established that this subtle discrimination begins to manifest itself through pre-employment pregnancy tests which are part of company practice. Further, some employees are forced to proceed on maternity leave two months before their due date; which in some cases results to women taking less than two months maternity leave after delivery. Twenty percent of the flower companies in the study were found to apply this practice, thus violating women’s rights to time to recover after delivery and care for their newborn child. Requirements by Fairtrade companies recommend 6 weeks compulsory maternity leave post-delivery.

MORAN NO MORE - The Changing Face of Cattle-rustling in Kenya MORAN NO MORE - The Changing Face of Cattle-rustling in Kenya

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Date added: 06/14/2011
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The practice of cattle rustling remains a major cause of insecurity and conflict amongst the pastoral communities in Kenya. The recent upsurge of incidents of cattle-rustling has been greatly facilitated by the ready availability of small arms and light weapons in the cattle-rustling prone areas. The increased use of weaponry in cattle rustling by the pastoralist communities has grown to become a daunting security threat to the lives of the pastoralists and also a key threat to the core of their livelihoods, which is anchored on ownership of large herds of livestock.

FINAL Summary Feedback to the TFDG on Interim Report May 2011-1(KHRC) FINAL Summary Feedback to the TFDG on Interim Report May 2011-1(KHRC)

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A Critique of the Interim Report Task Force on the Devolved Government (TFDG) prepared by the Centre for Democracy and Good Governance(CEDGG),

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