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Category : Constitutional Review
We must Handle the Devolution Process with Utmost Sobriety Sunday Express, Pg 6
Sunday, 16 Oct 2011

Harry Makau retorts that says the lack of consesus between treasury and the local government ministry is unfortunate. This is setting a bad precedence on the devolution debate that is meant to increase citizens participation in the governance process. Power and resources must be decentralised for

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Supreme Court to Hear Poll Date Case Oct 26 Weekend Star, Pg 4
Saturday, 15 Oct 2011

The Supreme Court has set October 26 and 27 as they two days to hear the two cases seeking to know when the next elections should be held. The two cases seek to know its advisory opinion were filed by IIEC and CIC but the cases filed by Mau and Imanyara wanting to know when the elections wil

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House Passed Weak Laws, Says Mutula Saturday Standard, Pg 6
Saturday, 15 Oct 2011

Justice Minister Mutula Kilonzo has criticised the EACC Act terming it weak and flawed. He said MPs watered down the Bill presented in parliament for their selfish interests. Meanwhile, a report released by Infotrack shows that 86% of Kenyans want the elections to be held in August next year. Thi

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Hold General Elections in March 2013, Advises Ghai Saturday Nation, Pg 4
Saturday, 08 Oct 2011

Prof Yash Pal Ghai has advised that the term of the current parliament expires in January 15, 2003 hence elections should be held two months after. He said Kenyans should stick to the provisions of the constitution to avoid the current disquiet. Ghai added that several provisions were postponed t

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Search for New Anti-Graft Body Team Kicks Off The People, Pg 2
Friday, 14 Oct 2011

The nine member panel to interview those to be in the EACC is set to release the names of shortlisted candidates and kick start interviews. This comes after the Advisory Board  of the EACC met the AG to inform him that the operations of the operations of the anti-graft body had come to a hal

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Supreme Court Urged to Resolve Row over Date of General Election The Standard, Pg 4
Monday, 10 Oct 2011

Several civil society groups and politicians are urging the Supreme Court to move with speed and quickly resolve the raging debate on when the next General Elections will be held. Parliament is resuming its sitting and is expected to prioritize the constitution amendment Bill that seeks to change

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Group Says it is not after Tobiko Sacking Daily Nation, Pg 6
Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011

The Kenya Youth Parliament has said it is not seeking for the removal of DPP Keriako Tobiko but a declaration hat his appointment was unconstitutional. Through lawyer Anthony Oluoch, they say for the sake of future appointments, the court has to exert its power in directing the appointment of con

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12 Grilled for Jobs in the Gender Commission Daily Nation, Pg 6
Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011

Interviews for the National Gender and Equality Commission chairperson and member came to an end with six applicants for the seat of chair and six for commissioner. The Panel was chaired by Salome Kimata from the National Council for Persons with Disability.

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