Posted by Katiba Sasa on October 6th, 2014
The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (hereinafter IPOA or the Authority), is established pursuant to the Independent Policing Oversight Authority Act (Act No. 35 of 2011), to provide for civilian oversight over the work of the Police. The Objectives of the Authority as set out in Section 5 of the Act are to:
(a) hold the Police accountable to the public in the performance of their functions;
(b) Give effect to the provisions of Article 244 of the Constitution that the Police shall strive for professionalism and discipline and shall promote and practice transparency and accountability.
(c) And to ensure independent oversight of the handling of complaints by the Service. To ensure the achievement of these objectives, the Authority is empowered under Section 6 of the Act to carry out a number of functions which include:
i) To investigate any complaints related to disciplinary or criminal offences committed by any member of the Service, whether on its own motion or on receipt of a complaint, and make recommendations to the relevant authorities, including recommendations for prosecution, compensation, internal disciplinary action or any other appropriate relief, and shall make public the response received to these recommendations;
IPOA released a report of the MPEKETONI attacks download for more information here; MpeketoniAttackMonitoringReport
Posted by Katiba Sasa on July 1st, 2014
The Devolution Forum is a multi-sectoral alliance convened by civil society, to bring together like-minded networks, organizations and individuals united for the promotion and protection of Devolution and its implementation as enshrined in the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
Download the full report here The Devolution Forum Conference Report
Posted by Katiba Sasa on June 23rd, 2014
Do you know that the Independent Police Oversight Authority (IPOA) Act mandates the authority to undertake the following functions; To investigate Deaths & Serious injuries caused by police actions, To investigate police misconduct, To monitor, review and audit investigations and actions by internal affairs unit(IAU) of the police. Download the brochure for more information here or visit their website http://www.ipoa.go.ke/
Posted by Katiba Sasa on June 16th, 2014
Senate Special Committee Final Report on Kericho County Governor Impeachment Probe. The report was tabled in the house by the 11-member committee which was appointed by the senate to look into the allegations leveled against Governor Paul Chepkwony.
Senate Special Committee Final Report on Kericho County Governor Impeachment Probe – 3rd June 2014 (3)
Posted by Katiba Sasa on June 12th, 2014
EACSOF entered into partnership with Service Centre for Development Cooperation(KEPA) to analyze the enabling factors and constraints regarding CSO existence and operations in East Africa, with a view to improving the legal and political environment in the region. In the Period of March- May 2014, EACSOF undertook National CSO Consultations with key stakeholders in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and Burundi, leading to a country status paper (CSP) on the CSO operating environment.
<http://eacsof.net/reports.html> Below are the Online / Website Links to the Reports:
- <http://eacsof.net/upload/REPORTS/Analysis%20Civic%20Space/UGANDA%20%20CIVIC%20SPACE%20ANALYSIS.pdf> Reports on Analysis of the Environment for Civic Space in Uganda
- <http://eacsof.net/upload/REPORTS/Analysis%20Civic%20Space/UGANDA%20Brief%20Discussion%20on%20Civic%20Space.pdf> Brief Discussion Paper Analyzing the Environment for Civic Space in Uganda March 2014
- <http://eacsof.net/upload/REPORTS/Analysis%20Civic%20Space/KENYA%20CIVIC%20SPACE%20ANALYSIS.pdf> Reports on Analysis of the Environment for Civic Space in Kenya
- <http://eacsof.net/upload/REPORTS/Analysis%20Civic%20Space/RWANDA%20CIVIC%20SPACE%20ANALYSIS.pdf> Reports on Analysis of the Environment for Civic Space in Rwanda
- <http://eacsof.net/upload/REPORTS/Analysis%20Civic%20Space/BURUNDI%20CIVIC%20SPACE%20ANALYSIS.pdf> Reports on Analysis of the Environment for Civic Space in Burundi
- <http://eacsof.net/upload/REPORTS/Analysis%20Civic%20Space/TzNGORegimeReport-FinalSept2013.pdf> Reviewing Tanzania’s Non Profit Legislative Regime and Need for a New Regulatory Framework - TANGO (2013)
Posted by Katiba Sasa on June 5th, 2014
Uhuru Kenyatta inaugurated his presidency, just over a year ago, by the following declaration, “Achieving peace and strengthening unity will be the goal of my government. This work begins now”. These objectives, he said, “will be confirmed when the rights of all citizens are protected through legislation that upholds the spirit of our constitution…When all communities in Kenya are confident that they have a Government that listens to and addresses their needs”. He welcomed “all Kenyans to hold us accountable”. Here is an ordinary Kenyan reminding him of his pledges and trying to hold him accountable. For more information click on the link:Battering of the constitution
Posted by Katiba Sasa on December 14th, 2013
Several key constitutional bills were developed and several over-arching policies reviewed to meet the new government dispensation. Towards this, the CIC engaged several relevant ministries, departments and state agencies for purposes of identifying, prioritizing, developing and reviewing of legislation and policies.
Posted by Katiba Sasa on December 14th, 2013
Even as the new government embarked on building the country, it was faced with major problems key among them being major strikes by Teachers, Doctors and Nurses. This saw key service delivery in the education and health sector affected with the strikes running for close to three months.
for more information click on the following link: The Public Organization Act Amendments
Posted by Katiba Sasa on October 8th, 2013
Posted by Katiba Sasa on August 13th, 2012