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Community Score Card on livelihood development, infrastructure and security in West Pokot and Baringo Counties of Kenya

KAS,Kenya engagement in the area of food security and DRR is informed by an emerging necessity to support the County Governments of Baringo and West Pokot to engage in political processes that can provide more integrated planning and long term solutions to the challenges of food insecurities. KAS carried out the Community Score Card exercise in the two counties in order to empower the communities in using social accountability tools to hold respective government institutions to account, as well as working with the same institutions to improve on their efficiency in delivering services. more…

December 19, 2017

Creating awareness for communities to lobbying National and County Governments to adopt problematic regulations in West

Series of county level trainings on land laws and their applications in the area of food security and DRR have been done in the recent past by KAS and other partners targeting the government and non-governmental actors in the two counties. Nonetheless, the need to amplify these trainings at the community level has emerged as an important step in wide spreading public awareness on emerging issues. On a different note, community training approach is becoming more useful in connecting lobbying and advocacy efforts at the county level with practical evidences at the community level. more…

Edwin Adoga Ottichilo | Country Reports | November 27, 2017

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