Politics


2 years ago

How To Apply For A National Identity Card In Kenya

The Kenya Identity Card is the main and legal identification document recognized in Kenya. For Kenyan citizens, applying for a national Identity Card is quite easy. However, without the needed documents, the application process can be quite hectic. The process and the documents needed to make the whole process easy and successful are as described below.

Firstly, the applicant must produce their original birth certificate and a copy of the same. If available, the applicant should also produce their school leaving certificate. The applicant is also required to produce original nationa  Continue reading ...


2 years ago

Checking The Status of Your National Identity Card in Kenya

When one is done with the whole process of applying for a national Identity card, one is supposed to wait for the identity card to be processed. The waiting period is estimated to last between six to eight weeks. During that time, the applicant is expected to be holding in their possession a waiting card which serves as their national identity card.

Before, the applicant would seat and wait until the waiting period is over and then they would go to the office of the District officer to check if their identity card had been processed or not. In many cases, applicants would be told to  Continue reading ...


2 years ago

List of current members of the court of Appeal

                      

1. Hon. Mr. Justice Sankale Ole Kantai

2. Hon .Mr. Justice James Otieno

3. Hon. Mr. Justice Paul Kihara Kariuki

4. Hon. Mr. Justice Erastus M Githinji

5. Hon. Mr. Justice Philip N Waki

6. Hon. Lady Justice Jamilla Mohammed

7. Hon. Mr. Justice John Walter

8. Hon. Mr. Justice Alnashir R M Visram

9. Hon .Mr. Justice David Maraga

10. Hon. Lady Justice Roselyn Nambuye

11. Hon. Lady Justice Wanjiru Karanja

12. Hon. Lady   Continue reading ...


2 years ago

Updated List of Governors in Kenya

The Kenya gubernatorial election was held in 2013 under the new constitution which was passed in 2013 under the leadership of Rt president Mwai kibaki. Creation of 47 counties ensued under the leadership of governors assisted by deputy governors. Below is a list of the governors:

  • Governor Baringo County – CHEBOI CHESIRE

  • Governor Bomet County – ISAAC RUTO

  • Governor Bungoma County – KEN LUSAKA

  • Governor Busia County – SOSPETER OJAAMONG

  • Governor Elgeyo Marakwet County &  Continue reading ...


2 years ago

Parliamentary Electoral Process In Kenya

The electoral process in Kenya is conducted by the independent electoral and boundaries commission which is headed by Isaac Hassan and it conducts election after every five years unless in the instances that a by election is announced for a certain parliamentary seat. The following steps describe the parliamentary electoral process in Kenya:

Registration of voters

Kenyan citizens who have the required voter registration documents are given a chance to register as voters in their given constituencies. The qualified voters are then given votes cards which are kept safely for  Continue reading ...


2 years ago

Causes And Effects Of Insecurity In Kenya

Insecurity is always the key for a country to survive and focus on its economy, the Kenyan Insecurity started during the time of bomb blast that was in the year 1998, Mugiki killings, Post-election violence, cattle rustling and the current killings of Al shaabab. Insecurity is a big challenge to the government and entire society. Food security and HIV has been in the country for quite some time now, the country has put measures of managing and stopping the spread of infectious diseases. Women and children in slums face problems of lacking access to clean water and being raped.

In hu  Continue reading ...


2 years ago

List Of Members Of The cabinet In Kenya

The cabinet consists of the President, Deputy President, Attorney General and Cabinet sectaries. Cabinet Secretaries are not members of the parliament. The constitution allows a maximum number of 22 cabinet secretaries who are vetted by a parliamentary committee before they are appointed. The cabinet includes;

  • Deputy President William Ruto

  • Cabinet Secretary for Information, Communication and Technology-Fred Matiangi

  • Cabinet Secretary for mining- Najib Balala

  • Cabinet Secretary for EAC, Commerce and Tourism-Phi  Continue reading ...


2 years ago

Role Of Political Parties In Kenya

Political parties in kenya help to promote democracy. They offer alternative polices from being pursued by the government. Kenya is a multiparty democracy whereby many political parties are allowed to participate in national and civic elections. Usually the party with better policies and programs for the country wins the election and forms the government as the ruling party.

In a democracy country like Kenya, political parties play the following functions:

  • They promote freedom of association that allow people to belong to a political party of their choice. Where   Continue reading ...


2 years ago

List Of Political Parties In Kenya

1992 marks the birth of Kenyan political parties after a long bloody campaign that succeeded a ten year single party rule. The campaign led by young energetic politicians and activists who had been dissatisfied with the single party KANU regime under Moi came up and voiced their cries. Like history states the tree of liberty is watered by blood, blood indeed had to be shed with some of this politicians being forced to endure torture, unlawful detention and street confrontations so that liberation can be delivered, some of this activists included the likes of Charles Rubia, Rail Odinga, Mart  Continue reading ...


2 years ago

The Most Outspoken Politicians In Kenya

The term outspoken describes a person who doesn’t fear to express his thought through spoken or even written media. With Kenya now fully out of the joint coalition government the lines have now clearly been drawn between the opposition and the ruling party hence creating a form of battle field as expected every battle field creates a super hero hence here are some of  the politicians that have stepped up to defend their sides in Kenya’s  new democracy since 2013 and are now trending as they voice the thought of their affiliate groups on current affairs in a country mar  Continue reading ...


2 years ago

Government Parastatals In Kenya

Parastatals are government owned companies, boards or organizations which help the government to run essentials functions of the government. And they provide very important services to the people of Kenya. The Parastatals are usually managed by board of directors who are appointed by the president of the republic of Kenya.

These Parastatals of the government of Kenya are usually managed and funded through the respective ministries of the government. Some of these governmental Parastatals also source of revenue to the government of Kenya such as Kenya meat commission, new Kenya co-op  Continue reading ...


2 years ago

Political Assasinations In Kenya

Assassination as defined by the Oxford dictionary means to terminate one’s life or murder of a person mostly a public figure or politician which is mostly done secretly by hired hutment in a quest to eliminate an opponent in a political battle. Since independence Kenya has experienced a number of political assassinations over the 51 years but it has never confirmed to establish the alleged assassins. The following are the heroes who lost their lives in what they thought were the fight for Kenyan rights:

PIO GAMA PINTO 1965

He was the Member of Parliament for Parkland  Continue reading ...


2 years ago

Roles Of The Chief justice In Kenya

The chief justice in the republic of Kenya is Avery senior person and is often described as the head of the judiciary. The person presides over the Supreme Court and further has various roles including the administrative duties found in the Kenyan court system. Basing on the above description, the following roles and responsibilities are attributed to the chief justice in Kenya.

Judicial Function

Being the head of judiciary, the person is responsible for being senior person over all the judges. He is currently the high court judge and is responsible for presiding in the su  Continue reading ...


2 years ago

Functions Of IEBC In Kenya

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries commission is an independent body charged with conducting free, fair and transparent elections. It is charged with all matters pertaining elections according to the law.  Ahmed Isaac Hassan is the current chairman. Here are some of its functions;

Supervising elections

It is charged with ensuring that elections are undertaken according to expectances. The body provides the necessary equipments needed for supervision. The equipments also include security to make that there is no disputes experienced. They make sure there are no i  Continue reading ...


2 years ago

Fighting Terrorism In Kenya

Terrorism is referred to as the use of force or violence for political purpose. It has become frequent in Kenya due to the presence of Kenya Defense forces in Somali. The terrorists have staged attacks on various parts of the country with the intention of killing. They have constantly taken responsibilities on a number of occasions. The most daring was the Westgate attack which gunmen entered and started firing at innocent civilians leading to many deaths.

Due to these attacks it is important to put out measures to ensure that terrorism is dealt with. The first measure involves empl  Continue reading ...


2 years ago

Devolution In Kenya

Devolution is the statutory granting of powers from the central government of a sovereign state to government at a subnational level, such as a regional, local, or state level. It’s a form of decentralization because the devolved territories have the power to make legislation relevant to the area .legislation creating devolved parliaments or assemblies can be revealed or amended by central government in the same way as any statute.Devolution has three partsThe transfer of power to a subordinate elected bodyThe transfer of power on geographical basisThe transfer of functions at pr  Continue reading ...


2 years ago

Merits Of The Kibaki Presidency

The immediate former President of the Republic of Kenya, Emilio Mwai Kibaki took over office from Daniel Torotich Arap Moi, ending his twenty four year rule in 2002. Soon after, Kenya was rated the most optimistic nation under the leadership of Kibaki. His leadership marked a new beginning to the Kenyan society and the joy upon his inauguration at Nyayo Stadium, Nairobi is indescribable. Sworn in as Commander in Chief after surviving a terrible accident, the 10 year presidency of Mwai Kibaki has set the bar high for the current president, Uhuru Kenyatta. The following are fields of his meri  Continue reading ...


2 years ago

Outcomes Of The Post Election Violence In Kenya

The post election violence in kenya had very many effects to the people of the country.The following are some of the outcomes that came from the elctions.

Deaths

Many innocent kenyans lost alot of lives as they were attacked and killed by peopple from other communities that belived that they voted for the wrong type of leader.Several wars took place that saw alot of blood being spilled and many other innocent kenyans being killed in the entire process.Alot of lives were hence lost from the process.

Property Destruction

Apart from just people being killed,  Continue reading ...


2 years ago

opposition leadership in kenya

 

Many people refer to politics as dirt game’. This was a saying heard from many people who discuss about politics both at national level and also at the global level. This argument has been said to be supported by the hate words which are heard during political rallies. It is with no doubt that this words are from opposition parties. It has been the song of each day since when elections were firstly done in Kenya and also when multi part leadership was included to the Kenyan constitution.

It is true that opposition has helped in controlling the working of the Ken  Continue reading ...


2 years ago

Sources of law in kenya

The government of Kenya has a lot of places that it uses to pass and amend the laws to be followed by the citizens of the country. The following list comprises some of the major sources of law in the country.

The constitution

It is a formal document that defined the rules and regulations, functions and roles of the various government state bodies and the relation between them and the public. It comes first in the country and any matters that need emergency response are handled according to the requirements provided by the constitution. It is therefore important for one to   Continue reading ...


2 years ago

Causes and Solutions of Kenyan Poverty

Kenyan poverty is fueled by various factors: unemployment, rural to urban migration, corruption, child labor, tribalism, failing education system which doesn’t guarantee jobs or independency of the customer. The opportunities in the country are very few to satisfy every Kenyan citizen. This has left most Kenyans desperate and increase of idlers and others smoking themselves down with drugs. Kenya has a lot of unutilized opportunities and resources. Kenya has a population of 40% underage the bigger number of this percentage is below 15. One of the great resources Kenya is blessed with   Continue reading ...


2 years ago

Stages of Enacting Bill into a Law in Kenya

When a bill is passed in parliament, it passes through some major stages before being considered by the legal authorities to be counted as a law in Kenya. The following stages present the exact pathways that a bill passes through before being counted as a law.

Initiation of a Proposal

Several parties can be involved in the initial process. The major parties that initiate a bill into being a law source include among others, the government, ministry and group facing pressure. The groups will come up with several ideas forwarded to the next step.

Publication of the legi  Continue reading ...


2 years ago

Categories of Laws in Kenya

 

The Kenya law firm has made quite a number of laws that can be used to guide the various relationships that exist among various individuals. The following are the major classes of law in Kenya.

Public law

The branch of law, regulates the relationship between its citizens and the state in general. The law is also important as it regulates the operation of various organizations in the market system of Kenya. The major categories of public law include constitutional, criminal and administrative law.

Private law

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2 years ago

Best Conflict Resolution Mechanisms

 

Conflicts among people occur on a daily basis especially where there is power relationship. This may be attributed to various roles that people play in their daily lives. The most important point to note in conflict resolution is interests of each of the conflicting party. If this can be correctly identified then we can say that the mechanism used will be successful.

With the understanding that conflict is a struggle among two or more parties, it is important to find a way to remove the differences among these groups. This can be achieved through eith  Continue reading ...


2 years ago

Structure of The Court System in Kenya

Supreme Court

Comprises of the chief justice, vice chief justice,5other judges and the president making a total of about seven members. The court has got exclusive jurisdiction and majority and nearly all issues that pertain the electoral petitions. Hears appeals from the high court and also major tribunals. It can play the role of offering advisory opinion to the national government.

Court of Appeal

It is composed of not less than 12judges.Hears discontents from lower courts combined with various tribunals. It includes conducting operations by acts done within t  Continue reading ...


2 years ago

The Four Presidents of Kenya

 

Mzee JOMO KENYATTA

He was the first president of Kenya having gone through a lot to fight for freedom in the country. Kenyatta has for a longtime been known to be hard working and would not tolerate any kind of people that tried to drag behind the efforts made by the society in economic development. He is the father to the currently fourth president of Kenya hon.Uhuru Kenyatta.Delivering Kenya from the hands of the white men was one of his major achievements to the country.

HON.DANIEL MOI

He was the second and long  Continue reading ...


2 years ago

kenya most influential politicians

Kenyan politics has been observed to be successful if only a person can convince huge masses of people that he is actually the right type of candidate for a particular seat offered by the electoral commission. The following groups of politicians are considered to be currently the most influential politicians in the republic of Kenya.

HON.UHURU KENYATTA

Son of the late mzee JomoKenyatta,Uhuru is believed to have been natured and acquired the politic skills from his father. Having studied abroad, the politician tried much in the 2002 general elections in whi  Continue reading ...


2 years ago

Effects Of Violence to People Kenya: Violence a Disaster in Kenya.

 

Disaster is a serious disruption of the functioning of a community or society causing widespread human, material, economic or environmental losses which exceeds the ability of the affected community or society to cope using its own resources.

Examples of disaster are; floods, landslides, heat waves, building collapse, fire, explosion, civil disturbances/violence.

Rift valley is one of the former provinces in Kenya before the enactment of the new constitution of the republics of Kenya. This region has been largely affected by frequent violence   Continue reading ...


2 years ago

Fall Out During ODM Party Elections Addressed By ODM Party Leader, Raila Odinga

The ODM Party leader, Raila Odinga addressed Press Conference immediately after the failed Orange Democratic Movement Party elections on Friday 28, February, 2014. The ODM leader apologized to all ODM members in Kenya for the fall out during the much awaited elections. Raila Odinga said that there should be no speculations made over what happened, but the room for investigations should be left, which will commence immediately.

The Secretary General of ODM, Professor Anyang` Nyong`o, the two main opponents for the Secretary General seat in ODM, Ababu Namwamba and Agnes Zani and the p  Continue reading ...


2 years ago

2014 ODM Party Elections Paralyzed And Postponed Until Further Notice

The elections of ODM party were characterized with riots and ballot papers were destroyed today, 28th February, 2014. The delegates of ODM party had convened from all over the country at Kasarani Gymnasium in Nairobi (Currently known as Safaricom Kasarani Stadium) in the morning and the elections were set to start at 2.00 pm. 

The elections of ODM party had kicked off with several guest speakers, among which Secretary General of ODM Professor Anyang` Nyong`o, had addressing the delegates. There were still differences and indecisiveness in which mode was to be used to conduct th  Continue reading ...


2 years ago

2014 Wealthiest Political Families In Kenya

The latest research report of the Kenya 2014 Wealth shows that there are various individuals in Kenya who own 50% of the wealth of Kenya. The richest political families and billionaire land owners in Kenya are as follows:

1. The Kenyatta Family

The Kenyatta Family- the first president of Kenya are the richest family in Kenya, owning large tracks of land (in Nakuru, Naivasha, Rumuruti, Endebbes, Nairobi and Thika), Enke Holdings, banking with Commercial Bank of Africa, tourism sector-owning major hotels in Kenya, insurance, airline (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport), minin  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Governors To Dismiss Summons By Senate Committee

Seven Governors in Kenya have received summons from the Senate Committee investigating the spending of Counties funds. The governors are to appear before the committee and explain how the funds unaccounted for have been used.

Though, on 18th Feb, 2014, over 30 governors held a meeting where they came into conclusion that no governor will appear before the senate committee until the pending case in the court is resolved. The governors have sort advice from the Commission for the Implementation of Constitution (CIC), and until the matters are cleared, none is supposed to answer the su  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Contacts Of Ministry Of Education, Science And Technology Offices In Kenya

Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in Kenya has offices based in Jogoo House `B` on Harambee Avenue in Nairobi.

The postal address of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology offices in Nairobi is P.O. Box 30040-00100, Nairobi.

The email address of the Ministry of Education Science and Technology in Kenya is info@education.go.ke.

The Twitter handle for the Ministry of Education Science and Technology office in Kenya is @Educ_Kenya.

The Telephone contacts of the&n  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Ministry Of Defence Offices In Kenya

Ministry of Defence in Kenya has its Offices situated in Ulinzi House on Lenana Road in Nairobi.

The Ministry of Defence in Nairobi postal address is P.O. Box 40668-00100, Nairobi. The email address of the ministry in Kenya is info@mod.go.ke.

The website of the Ministry Of Defence in Kenya is at http://www.mod.go.ke/

The telephone contact of the Ministry of Defence in Nairobi is (020)2721100.

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3 years ago

Kenya Cabinet Affairs Office In The Presidency

The Cabinet Affairs Office of the Presidency in Kenya is located in the Harambee House on Harambee Avenue in Nairobi. 

The postal address of the Cabinet offices in Nairobi is P.O. Box 35010-00100 Nairobi.

The Kenya Cabinet Affairs Office website is www.cabinetoffice.go.ke.

The telephone contacts of the Kenya Cabinet offices in Nairobi is (020)2227411.

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3 years ago

Presidency State Houses And Lodges In Kenya

The Kenya Presidency State House in Nairobi is located on State House Road. The postal address is P.O. Box 40530- 00100, Nairobi. 

The email addresses of the State House in Kenya are; contact@statehouse.go.ke and president@statehouse.go.ke.

The State House of Nairobi websites are www.statehouse.go.ke and Continue reading ...


3 years ago

List of Kenya Government Ministries 2014

Cabinet Affairs Office in the Presidency

Office of Deputy President

Ministry of Interior & Coordination of National Government

Ministry of Devolution and Planning

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Defence: Kenya Air Force, Kenya Army, Kenya Navy

Ministry of Education, Science and Technology

The National Treasury

Ministry of Health

Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure

Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Ministry of lands, Housing and Urban Development

Ministry of Lab  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Police Telephone Contacts Of Various Police Stations In Kenya

Police ...................................................................... 112/999

CID Headquarters in Nairobi ....................................... 3648000/90

Police Headquaters in Nairobi ..................................... 2440000

Nairobi Area Province Police ........................................ 2717777

Nairobi Province Police Control Room ........................... (020) 2724154

Nairobi Central Police Station ...................................... (020)2216183

Kasarani Police Station ...................  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Turkana North Development Forum (TNDF) To Eliminate Poverty And Hunger In Turkana County

Turkana county in Kenya has a Turkana North Development Forum(TNDF) which has started a three year strategy to improve the constituencies to develop. The Turkana North Development Forum has started meetings in Lodwar town to come up with ways to eliminate poverty among Turkana residents in Kenya. Turkana part of Kenya has common perennial hunger cycles and drought periods which affect the lives of the people and livestock. Samburu part of Kenya is now facing hunger problems where the government of Kenya is involved in issuing relief food and help to the residents.

The Turkana North   Continue reading ...


3 years ago

The New Regulations Bound To Alter The Oil Sector In Kenya

Energy Regulatory Commission in Kenya is to alter the oil rules. The Energy Regulatory Commission announced its intention to issue new rules for importation and holding petroleum with an aim of eliminating speculators in the oil market. The new proposed changes in the oil and petroleum sector were to foster investment in the petroleum sector in Kenya. The rules in the oil industry have to be adjusted as they do not favour investments as they are.

The new rules to be issued by the Energy Regulatory Commission will also shift the oil storage mandate from Kenya Pipeline Company. There   Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Claims Of Bribery On The On Going Case Against Ruto and President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta In The ICC Court

Shock reined the ICC court when a witness on the case against the Deputy President of Kenya, Hon William Ruto, revealed that he had been bribed. The ICC witness 356 claimed that he had received 1.7 million Kenyan Shillings from USAID agents in Kenya to form a case against Ruto in ICC. During the cross examination session with the Deputy President of Kenya`s lawyer, Karim Khan, in ICC headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands the witness claimed to have been coached on what to say in court about the post election violence and contribution of Hon Ruto.

During the ICC hearing on Monday 27  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

How Displaced Persons In Kenya Have Been Affected

Displaced persons are people who have been displaced from their communities or even countries. The displacement of people in Kenya was caused by a number of factors, the most common being armed conflict. Natural disasters, famine, political reasons and economic changes are some of the others. In Kenya, the majority of displaced people were displaced due to post election violence that broke in 2008, after the2007  general election. This violence in Kenya lead to some Kenyans\' displacement from their lands on political grounds.

The displaced persons in Kenya can be divided   Continue reading ...