Kenya’s plastic consumption needs to be addressed

Edwige Marty
Post Date: 26 January 2017

It is a daily occurrence for many Kenyans especially in the urban areas to use plastic bags. They can be spotted anywhere, be it when buying chapatis at the corner of the street or vegetables from mama mboga; the inevitable plastic bags are everywhere. In Nairobi County, the Government introduced ‘The 2016 Nairobi County Plastic Control Bill’. This new bill will seek to apply a fee to everyone using plastic bags(Njoroge, Nairobians will pay for plastic bags under new Bill, 2016). The intention behind it is laudable, reducing plastic waste and encouraging recycling of bags but its application is dubious, it could work well in big retail outlets but what about the street vendors?


Liquor laws effect on Women’s conviction

Edith Nyamichaba
Post Date: 14 December 2016

In 2010, the Kenyan government enacted the Alcoholic Drinks Control Act or Liquor Act aimed at regulating the trade in alcohol. This meant more regulations regarding the manufacturing and sale of alcohol with a system of licenses and permits. There are however evident disparities in sentences, absence of proportionality and uniformity in sentencing and lack of information on the process of sentences in some of the laws in this country. Within the Liquor Act for example, data on the number of convicted offenders shows a rather skewed view against women. While all these reforms are laudable, the efficiency and performance of the criminal justice and penal regime has not been examined more keenly. 


UNCTAD 14: From Decisions to Actions

Ruth Kinyanjui
Post Date: 08 August 2016

 A few minutes past 4.00 p.m, Armed with a gavel in the air, Amb. Amina Mohamed asked for any reservations regarding the draft text. Delegates mum with anxious faces in the hall looking from side to side, Amb. Amina the President of UNCTAD stroke the wooden gavel rest and everyone applauds. The notes of the gavel were never so like music before, a sigh of relief for negotiators overwhelmed with delight as they reflected over the long nights and negotiations that were able to deliver from UNCTAD 14, the adoption of Nairobi Maafikiano.


Lessons the EAC can learn from Brexit

Adrian Maina
Post Date: 22 July 2016

The East African Community (EAC) as it stands today is a common market consisting of South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda. The EAC is guided by a vision of itself as a precursor to an eventual East African Federation of the current EAC members.


Why those who can least afford betting practice it the most

Oscar Ochieng
Post Date: 19 July 2016

For the past three years, the Country has witnessed the proliferation of gambling firms which has seen the industry diversify from early gambling modes like Casinos to new modes like sports betting, lotto lottery, and online betting. Specifically, sports’ betting has grown in popularity especially among the youth and is currently the number one gambling activity in Kenya.


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