Land and Conflict Sensitive Journalism sumaries

Sub-Category : Constitutional Reforms

Role of county governments revealed

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Sunday, 27 Jan 2013

The upcoming county governments will continue performing many of the current functions of the local authorities, a document forwarded to the Attorney General by the Transition Authority (TA), shows. It also emerged that the author

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Devolution to cost taxpayers Sh5 billion

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Friday, 25 Jan 2013

Transition to a devolved system of government will cost taxpayers Sh5 billion, Transition Authority Chairman Kinuthia Wamwangi has said. Mr Wamwangi said the money would be spent on training personnel, building structures, and cre

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How parliament diluted the gains of the new constitution

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Saturday, 19 Jan 2013

When the new constitution was enacted and subsequently promulgated on August 27, 2010, Kenyans heaved a sigh of relief. A sense of achievement and rare patriotism pervaded every corner of the country.  The air was pregnant wi

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End of era for 175 local authorities

Daily Nation pg 64
Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013

All the 175 local authorities in the country have been dissolved. Local Government minister Paul Otuoma gave councillors up to January 30 to hand over to departmental heads who will take charge of the authorities until after elect

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MPs fail to pass Bill regulating campaign cash

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Wednesday, 30 Nov -0001

It is now official that there will be no laws to regulate campaign spending ahead of the March 4 elections after Parliament swept the Election Campaign Bill 2012 under the carpet. Parliament’s Bill Tracker Report dated Janua

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Not again! MPs in night payrise trick

Daily Nation pg 1 & 4
Friday, 11 Jan 2013

MPs concluded their term by raiding the Treasury and awarding themselves goodies that would cost Kenyans over Sh2.6 billion this month. The proposed law also guarantees MPs and their spouses unlimited access to the executive loung

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Githae accused of skewed sharing of county funds

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Thursday, 10 Jan 2013

Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) has accused the Treasury of “lacking the goodwill” to support devolution by failing to follow the formula approved by Parliament for allocating resources to counties. This came ev

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The journey to constitutional reforms

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Monday, 07 Jan 2013

For six hours on March 18, 2008, MPs sat in Parliament for proceedings watched across the country with bated breath. Eighteen days earlier, war-weary Kenyans had cautiously rejoiced at the announcement of a truce to end the clashe

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