Publications

Reporting on Kenyan General Election 2017: A month to the polls

The 2017 General election will be the 11th general election in Kenya since its independence in 1963.Previous elections in Kenya have taken place in 1963, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1983, 1988, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007 and 2013.The election in 2013 was the first since the country-wide violence that took place in Kenya after the 2007 election. It was also the first election since the new constitution was adopted. The upcoming general election to be conducted on 8th August 2017 will be the 2nd election under the Kenyan constitution 2010. more…

Country Reports | August 4, 2017

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of Helmut Kohl

On the death of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and former President of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Pöttering, writes: more…

June 17, 2017

Briefing paper: The Food Security Bill, 2014

Article 43 of the constitution establishes Kenyans’ right “to be free from hunger, and to have adequate food of acceptable quality”. Under Article 21 sub Article 3, all State organs and all public officers have the duty to address the needs of vulnerable groups within society, including women, older members of society, persons with disabilities, children, youth, members of minority or marginalized communities, and members of particular ethnic, religious or cultural communities. This part of the constitution underpins the importance of developing a legal framework on food security. more…

April 24, 2017

Community forum for the preparation of an action plan for food safety

West Pokot County Community Forums on Disaster Risk Management Policy Draft

KAS together with county government of West Pokot, department of intergovernmental coordination, peace Building and disaster management conducted a three day community forum to create community awareness on the draft Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Policy. The community forums were held between the 23rd and 25th of February 2017 at Chesra, Miskwony, Takaywa, Lomut, Nakwijit and Napitiro Centres. more…

Event Reports | March 2, 2017

Issue Status Brief(ISB)

West Pokot County’s Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) strategy and techniques to promoting community participation

West Pokot County is one of the 23 Counties in Kenya prone to drought as the main type of disaster.Disaster loss has increased the exposure of persons and assets to a number of vulnerabilities hence generating new forms of disaster risks. The county is vulnerable to drought especially in the lowlands. Therefore,there is need to focus efforts towards disaster risk reduction integrating these dynamics into a working county policy on disaster management. more…

Event Reports | March 2, 2017