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Link to the article on Business Daily Devolution is a fundamental national value and principle of governance. If implemented well, it is central to Kenya’s socioeconomic and political transformation efforts. It binds policy and legislative development efforts at all levels of government. However, a worrying trend has emerged in the implementation of devolution in key […]

Link to the article on KBC Auditor General Edward Ouko has absolved Nyeri Governor from culpability after he told the Special Sitting of the Senate that Governor Nderitu Gachagua cannot be blamed for decisions taken jointly by the CECs of Nyeri County Government. Ouko who was being cross examined by Gachagua’s lawyer Peter Wanyama said […]

The fate of Nyeri governor Nderitu Gachagua now lies with the senate after lawyers for both parties completed making their final submissions on Wednesday. During Wednesday’s session,lawyers representing the embattled governor urged the senate to dismiss the evidence tabled by the MCA’s terming them mere operational challenges. On the other hand lawyers representing the County […]

Link to the article on Business Daily Controller of Budget (CoB) Agnes Odhiambo has defended Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua over the spending of an extra Sh70 million in the year ending June 2016. Mr Gachagua, who appeared before the Senate for the second day of an impeachment hearing, has been accused by Nyeri Members of […]

Link to the article on The Star Newspaper Besieged Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua yesterday attributed his woes to the budget stalemate pitting his office against MCAs. During the second day of the Senate Special Sitting hearing Gachagua’s proposed removal from office, the county boss maintained that the impeachment motion was caused by disagreements over the […]

WEAKNESS IN THE LEGAL REGIME GOVERNING PUBLIC PROCUREMENT IN KENYA By Peter Wanyama, Advocate of the High Court and Member Young International Arbitration Group, London One of the most conspicuous characteristics of public procurement is its dynamism. Public procurement continues to evolve both conceptually and organizationally. In Kenya, the evolution accelerated in the early 2000s […]

STRATEGIC AREAS OF COOPERATION BETWEEN NATIONAL AND COUNTY GOVERNMENTS:FOREIGN RELATIONS BY PETER WANYAMA, LEGAL COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST Counties should take a keen interest on Kenya’s foreign policy Under the Constitution of Kenya, foreign policy and foreign relations are all exclusive functions of National Government. Ideally, counties are supposed to keep of these functions; to be left […]

REGULATORY TRENDS IN FOOD SECURITY AND FOOD SAFETY:- EXAMINING POTENTIAL AREAS FOR COUNTY POLICY AND LEGISLATION BY PETER WANYAMA, LEGAL COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST Kenya lost Kshs. 2.1 Billion to maize disease last year “About 26,000 hectares of maize was affected by lethal necrosis disease last year. The Director of Crop Protection at the Ministry of Agriculture […]

IDENTIFYING STRATEGIES FOR DEVELOPMENT OF COUNTY LEGISLATION, Example of Agriculture. By Peter Wanyama, Legal Compliance Specialist Contribution of Agriculture to the Economy According to some estimates, the agricultural sector directly accounts for 24% of Kenya’s Gross Domestic Product (“GDP”). It accounts for a further 27% of GDP by way of indirect contribution through linkages with other […]

Africa’s new harvest by Calestous Juma The second edition of The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation has been released. The first edition of the book was published in 2011 as a memorandum for Africa leaders. Its core message was that African could feed itself in a generation. It was as a call to action to achieve […]

The Council of Governors recognises the efforts that were expended in the coming of the Draft Health Bill 2015. However, we note with great concern that the spirit of consultation with the County Governments was not extensively exhausted during the development of the Bill. It is obvious that the Draft Health Bill fails to embrace […]

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