Politics News

Roadside policy statements out of sync with our modern times
I thought the era of roadside policy pronouncements came to an end with the exit of President Daniel arap Moi’s Kanu lootocracy. But then the wheel has turned full circle. Expectations for a government focused on policies and programmes rather than cheap populism must for many have been brought to a rude interruption with President Kenyatta’s roadside policy declaration. The President displayed that he learnt well at the knee of the old master

Commission targets KWS land for new railway line
The Kenya Wildlife Service will lose 250 acres of land in the first phase of acquisition of sites for construction of the controversial Standard Gauge Railway. The National Land Commission showed in a Kenya Gazette notice on Friday that the conservation agency would lose tracts of land in Taita Taveta, Kwale and Makueni counties through compulsory acquisition. “The National Land Commission gives notice that the government intends to acquire the following parcels of land for the Kenya Railways Corporation for

Kenya steps up lobbying for sugar safeguards deal .

A technical team from the Ministry of East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism last week held a meeting with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa ( Comesa) Secretariat over the progress of the local sugar industry. The team led by Cabinet Secretary Phyllis Kandie met with the Comesa officials on Friday in Lusaka, Zambia to address a number of issues on the sector. The meeting just about three weeks away before the expiry of the trade safeguards granted to Kenya for the last one decade explains the Government commitment to lobby for a one-year extension as it pursues privatisation local sugar mills.

New rules bar elderly drivers from the road
The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has proposed a raft of regulations that could be a major departure from traditional ways of managing transport in the country. If the proposed regulations are adopted and gazetted, it will mean that you can no longer drive Public Service Vehicles (PSV’s) or heavy commercial vehicles after you hit 55 years old. Similarly, all drivers of PSV’s, heavy commercial vehicles, including those carrying special substances