Auditor General Reports: Read the Originals!

There is a lot of talk and news reports around the Auditor General Reports about the Counties for the Financial Year 2017 / 2018. But all this focuses just on a few points that politicians have brought up. As media, we should not get carried away by the political discussions. Let us set the agenda … Continue reading “Auditor General Reports: Read the Originals!”

What’s wrong with Police Investigations?

An assessment worth reporting on is to be found in the latest term-end report of the IPOA: While the Independent Policing Oversight Authority claims that it diligently investigates suspected cases of Police misbehaviour, its investigations stops where the Police does not cooperate. On page 93 of the report the IPOA writes: Non-cooperation by the National … Continue reading “What’s wrong with Police Investigations?”

Delay of County Budget Budget Papers may cause Trouble

Several County Assemblies in Kenya are once again on an illegal path with the budget making process. Already several critical documents that inform the budget making process have delayed in terms of submission, processing and approval in the County Assembly. Media in the Counties are yet to report on the budgeting delays which are illegal, … Continue reading “Delay of County Budget Budget Papers may cause Trouble”

Counties spent Millions to finance Sports Activities, illegally it seems

Counties have been spending millions of shillings annually to finance employees and Members of the County Assemblies (MCAs) to participate in sports activities that are ordinarily supposed to be a private affair. Each participating county spends approximately Sh 20 milliom annually to finance the games for both MCAs and executives. This will translate to Sh … Continue reading “Counties spent Millions to finance Sports Activities, illegally it seems”

Devastatingly negative Data for Kenyan Women by UN Report

Did you know that on womens’ equality Kenya is trailing far behind most other nations? According to the UN, Kenya is on rank 135 only in the Gender Inequality Index. Now how can that be true, even though the Kenyan Constitution states in article 27 (3) that “Women and men have the right to equal … Continue reading “Devastatingly negative Data for Kenyan Women by UN Report”

Has the IEBC gazetted Election Results as required by Law?

As the Kenyan Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) officially concludes the 2017 elections cycle today, February 12, 2019, by releasing an evaluation report, a serious constitutional question about the 2017 elections is unanswered:  Has the commission properly gazetted the complete results of the Genearal Elections in all six positions, as the law requires it? … Continue reading “Has the IEBC gazetted Election Results as required by Law?”

Detention of eight School Boys probably illegal

The arrest and ongoing detainment of the eight Ambira Boys High School students is most probably illegal, a legal analysis made for RoGGKenya has found. In addition, the harsh reaction of the state agencies against the minor school boys is in sharp contrast with a leniency we can observe when famous politicians are involved. This … Continue reading “Detention of eight School Boys probably illegal”

Michuki Rules Enforcement may be unlawful according to Constitution

The enforcement of the so called Michuki rules for Public Service Vehicles (PSV) may be unlawful, according a new legal analysis made for RoGGKenya. While the rules themselves are valid, it is the abrupt implementation of the rules that can be challenged by the matatu businesses, the analysis by constitutional lawyer Steve Ogolla says. The … Continue reading “Michuki Rules Enforcement may be unlawful according to Constitution”

The Finance Bill 2018 and the Legal Rules

The fiasco that occurred in Parliament during the passage of the President Uhuru Kenyatta’s memorandum on the Finance Bill, 2018 has left many wondering whether MPs acted within the law. The National Assembly passed the Bill that contains a raft of punitive taxation measures, including the introduction of an eight per cent Value Added Tax … Continue reading “The Finance Bill 2018 and the Legal Rules”

Many Counties are late with their new Five-Year Plans

Many counties seem to be very late with formulating and publishing the new plans for the new election period  running from 2018 to 2022, according to a web search conducted by As of today, Aug 21, 2018, has found only 24 County Integrated Development Plans (CIDPs) on the web pages of the county … Continue reading “Many Counties are late with their new Five-Year Plans”

Safeguarding against Fires – Update

Dear colleagues in Bungoma County. We have an update to our earlier post. According to unnamed sources within the Bungoma County Administration the County’s fire squad does possess foam for fighting petrol accidents – but the fire truck could not move to the accident. The reason being that one driver had “the key” with him … Continue reading “Safeguarding against Fires – Update”

Suggested Story: How well are Kenyans protected against petrol accidents?

This is a story for you: How well prepared, equipped and trained are Kenya’s firefighters and police to handle road accidents involving petrol trucks? (updated Dec. 12 – see bottom) A major accident that occurred last Saturday along the Eldoret-Malaba-Uganda highway raises serious questions. A petroleum truck overturned and exploded thereby releasing tones of petrol … Continue reading “Suggested Story: How well are Kenyans protected against petrol accidents?”