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List of adjustments to BBI Bill: Deputy ministers, No limit to number of MPs:

The BBI team has made several key adjustments to the proposals contained in the document Kenyans are to sign to. This is despite the insistence by ODM leader Raila Odinga that the BBI report would not be amended. Among the key changes is the creation of the position of deputy ministers …

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Our Irreducible Minimums on BBI Says Pastoralists Parliamentary Group

PRESS STATEMENT BY THE PASTORALISTS PARLIAMENT GROUP (PPG) AND THE FRONTIER COUNTIES DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL (FCDC)ON THE BUILDING BRIDGES INITIATIVE REPORT (BBI) Governors and MPs United For Pastoralists’ Community and Other Minority Groups In Kenya Background: Today we are gathered here as the leaders representing more than ten million people residing …

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Not Yet Kenyan | Al Jazeera Correspondent

Film by Mohammed Adow (Courtesy Al Jazeera) Kenya’s ethnic Somalis have faced massacres and systematic intimidation, but can they now survive al-Shabab? Kenya’s North Eastern Province, the country’s third-largest region, borders Somalia and is exclusively inhabited by ethnic Somalis. Following Kenya’s independence 50 years ago, it emerged as a distinctive …

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Kenya’s First Secessionist War

By Ali Abdi Residents of Northern Frontier Districts desperately wanted to unite with Somalia and were prodded by Somalia government but Kenya would hear none of it. Rebels who fought Kenya during the country’s first secessionist war in 1960s were trained in the same region terror mastermind Abdulla Fazul carried …

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Massive Tenders at Northern Water Works Development Agency

INVITATION TO TENDER Northern Water Works Development Agency a State Corporation in the Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Irrigation has received funds from the National Treasury towards the cost of financing water projects and intends to use part of these funds to cover eligible payments under the Contracts as tabulated below …

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“Ambiguous citizens”: Kenyan Somalis and the question of belonging

Since Kenya’s independence in 1963, the question of how to incorporate the heterogeneous parts of its society has been a vital issue. The vision of a unified Kenya gained importance after the violence that followed the elections of 2007. These clashes revived the discussion over what it means to be …

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Northern Kenya Counties Want Revene Sharing Formula put on hold

County chiefs from arid and semi-arid areas have called for deferment of the third basis of revenue allocation for a year, arguing that they are likely to lose Sh17 billion in allocation. Frontier Counties Development Council (FCDC) comprising Garissa, Wajir, Marsabit, Isiolo, Samburu, Turkana, Tana River, West Pokot, Lamu and …

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How to make negotiated democracy work

Policymakers had sought to avoid giving significant decision-making power and resources to large regions built around the more populous communities. By Rashid AdanKhalif The concept of negotiated democracy was formally introduced in Kenya in the peace agreement brokered by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in 2008 following the devastating post-election …

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Duale’s exit leaves huge gap in Somali politics

The departure of Garissa Township MP Aden Duale as National Assembly Majority leader is a staggering blow to the Somali community’s influence in national politics. And it hasn’t helped Deputy President William Ruto. Duale has been the community’s highest ranking leader in national government and his purge, analysts say, has …

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Joint secretary role heralds power shift in Parliament, Jubilee

The powerful office of the Jubilee joint secretary has heralded a paradigm power shift in Parliament with far-reaching disruptions of the party hierarchy.There are fears the influence of the office could drastically diminish the powers enjoyed by the Jubilee secretary general Raphael Tuju and the Majority leaders in both Houses.Established …

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