Over the years, Mzalendo.com has been able to obtain copies of important documents that have significant bearing upon the way in which government in Kenya has operated. A selection of these documents is included on this page.
For a second time running, the National Assembly failed to raise the threshhold required to pass the 2/3 Gender principle even though it is a Constitutional bill. The amendment dubbed "Duale Bill" was tabled on 5th May. The Bill has divided the National Assembly into two with some Parliamentarians being decisive while others being fence sitters. On the voting day a half of Parliamentarians boycotted the session, three of them women. How did your MP vote? Find out from this list
Gender Bill vote division list
Here are IEBC offices in selected sub-counties where you can still register as a voter. The offices are classified under the following regions:-
The Election Operations Plan (EOP) provides the framework for the conduct of the next General Election to be held on Tuesday, August 08, 2017.It is a guide for the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to administer and deliver a free, fair and credible election as mandated by the Constitution and other electoral laws. It flows from the Commission’s 2015-2020 Strategic Plan and builds on the lessons learnt at the 2013 General Election and subsequent by-elections. Read it here
The Ombudsman has advised Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to leave office to allow a new body to conduct the 2017 elections. The Ombudsman has told the commission that the expiry of its term conflicts with the election cycle and this may plunge the country into a constitutional crisis. The term of the current IEBC team led by Issack Hassan ends on November 9, 2017, three months after the next election. Read the advisory here
The Community land Bill which is yet to be tabled in Parliament aims to give effect to article 63 (5) of the Constitution. The Bill provides the recognition, protection and registration of community land rights, the management and administration of community land and the role of County governments in relation to unregistered community land. Land being a political hot potato in Kenya the Bill has already stirred an emotive debate within the political circles.
Read the Bill here
The current Teacher's strike has once again triggered a discussion on Kenya's ability to sustain her wage bill. As it stands, the wage bill is far above the required world's economic standards. Hon Ababu Namwamba has decided to contribute to this debate by introducing a motion in Parliament that proposes restructuring, harmonizing and balancing the public wage structure.
Here is the KDF amendment Bill 2015 which is at the publication stage. The Bill is being criticized for overlapping the role of the military and that of the Kenya Police.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission’s (IEBC) Report on the Delimitation of National Assembly Constituencies and County Wards is the culmination of a four month review exercise that resulted in the creation of 80 new constituencies and the reduction of the number of wards from 3465 to 1450. The IEBC’s report on the delimitation of boundaries was published and came and into effect on 7th of March 2012. Parliament’s Justice and Legal Affairs Committee has since reviewed the IEBC’s report on the delimitation and made recommendations on the same. We have been able to obtain full copies of the IEBC report on the delimitation of boundaries and the report of Parliament’s Justice and Legal Affairs Committee recommendations on the IEBC’s report
On Wednesday, November 16th 2011, following a Motion in the parliament by the Hon Adan Keynan, M.P. parliament resolved to establish a Parliamentary Select Committee on the decline of the Kenya Shilling against other currencies.
The mandate of the Select Committee as per the resolution was:- - To comprehensively investigate and inquire into the causes of drastic and steady decline of the Kenya shilling against foreign currencies; - To make recommendations on the way forward.
Consequently, the Committee was required to submit a report to the House within 60 days. The Committee subsequently sought extension for thirty days which was granted by the House. A copy of this report can be downloaded from the below link.
Allegations of corruption against Minister of Water, Charity Ngilu, became public in late 2010 when her former Assistant Minister, Kiunjuri, presented a dossier with corruption allegations to KACC.
We have been able to obtain a full copy of the infamous Kiunjuri report and are sharing it here in the public interest and because it’s yet another example of just how brazen our politicians are about pilfering taxpayers’ money.
An audit of operations at the Tana River Development Authority (TARDA), which was leaked in 20011, and it revealed a number of questions in the operations of the body and its use of public funds.
The report is nothing less than a detailed manual on how to fleece a government parastatal – from ghost workers, to work done Kshs 45 million but no contract, to unnecessary pesticides, allocation of Kshs 35 million to plant rice that wasn’t planted (but money spent), and payment of domestic works for (5 each) for the MD and Deputy MD.
We have been able to obtain the infamous 2007 parliamentary report on the Artur Brothers.
Former Nairobi Mayor Majiwa and Local Government Minister Mudavadi were both fingered as key suspects in the conspiracy to defraud the Nairobi City Council of Kshs 283 million.
We have been able to obtain a report outlining the distribution of seats and population if the Ligale committee report is adopted.
We have been able to obtain a copy of the Wetangula Report and various annexes.
We have been able to obtain a copy of the Parliament Committee Report on the Westgate Attack and other terrorist attacks in North Eastern and the Coast regions of Kenya.
We have obtained a copy of the Security Laws(Amendment)Bill 2014 which is being rushed through Parliament
Here is the proposed Access to Information Bill 2015 which is in the Second Reading.
Four years after the promulgation of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, the Parliamentary Initiatives Network of Kenya (PIN Kenya) together with Transparency International (Kenya) and AFRICOG released the first legal audit report on the implementation of the Leadership and Integrity chapter.
We have managed to obtain the EACC list of shame tabled in Parliament on 31st March 2015.
We have obtained the Auditor's General Interim report on Socio Economic audit of the Constitution of Kenya, released on 19th May 2015. The report assessed the following issues:- 1. Impact of the implementation of the constitution to Kenya's economy; 2. Impact of the implementation of the constitution on public institutions; 3. The social impact resulting from the implementation of the Constitution; 4. Recommendations to the National Assembly on potential measures to enhance prudent management of public resources; and 5. The necessary future consultations between the Auditor General and the National Assembly.
The Institute for Education in Democracy (IED) undertook a comprehensive assessment of the political parties' adherence to Articles 91 and 92 of the Constitution, and the Political Parties Act, 2011 with the aim establishing the adherence status of parties, challenges that parties and other institutions that are mandated to support the Management of political parties experience and propose salient recommendations for improvement.
Here is the comprehensive report From law to practice