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REVIEW OF THE PUBLIC FINANCE MANAGEMENT (AMENDMENT) (NO.2) BILL, 2020

The Public Finance Management (Amendment) (No.2) Bill, 2020 (the Bill) was published on 9th July 2020 and is expected to be presented for discussion by Parliament. The objective of the Bill is to amend the Public Finance Management Act, 2012 to enable the Cabinet Secretary to provide guarantees for loans advanced to micro, small and medium enterprises. The Bill is…

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LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR DIGITAL LENDERS

The Central Bank of Kenya (“CBK”) now has powers to regulate the digital lending business granted through amendments to the Central Bank of Kenya Act (Chapter 491 of the Laws of Kenya) (the “Act”) which took effect on 23rd December 2021.   The CBK has published draft regulations, the Central Bank of Kenya (Digital Credit Providers) Regulations (“Regulations”), setting out…

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LICENSING OF DIGITAL LENDERS

LICENSING OF DIGITAL LENDERS The amendments to the Central Bank of Kenya Act (Chapter 491 of the Laws of Kenya) (the “Act”) to give the Central Bank of Kenya (“CBK”) powers to regulate the digital lending business came into effect on 23rd December 2021.  At the same time, the CBK published draft Central Bank of Kenya (Digital Credit Providers) Regulations…

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POLITICAL PARTY INTERNAL DISPUTE RESOLUTIONS

POLITICAL PARTY INTERNAL DISPUTE RESOLUTIONS To promote democracy during and after party primaries, political parties in Kenya must have internal dispute resolution mechanisms in compliance with the requirements of the law. However, all of them lack the requisite capacity to resolve party disputes.  disputes emanating from party primaries impact negatively on the performance of the party either in the disputed…

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Inclusion of Democracy by political parties through transparent party primaries

 POLITICAL PARTIES MUST ALLOW DEMOCRACY TO BLOSSOM  THROUGH TRANSPARENT PARTY PRIMARIES. The role of political parties in elections cannot be gainsaid; for they provide the most important platforms for access to political office. It therefore goes without saying that strong and sustainable political parties are imperative for the development of an open and democratic state. Such parties represent citizens and…

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REGISTRATION OF DATA CONTROLLERS AND DATA PROCESSORS IN KENYA : MINIMUM THRESHOLDS

The Data Protection (Registration of Data Controllers and Data Processors) Regulations, 2021 were published by the Data Protection Commissioner in the Kenya Gazette on 14th January 2022. The Regulations provide the minimum thresholds for mandatory registration of data controllers and data processors (except for civil registration entities registered under separate regulations) and the procedure for registration. The definitions of a…

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The Central Bank of Kenya (Amendment) Act, 2021 Passed into Law

On 7th December,2021 President Uhuru Kenyatta assented to the Central Bank of Kenya (Amendment) Bill, 2021. The amended Central Bank Act, 2021, gives the Central Bank of Kenya powers to license digital lenders in the country as well as ensure the existence of fair and non-discriminatory practices in the credit market. The Act mandates CBK to publish the regulations to…

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RESTRICTION OF OWNERSHIP OF LAND IN KENYA BY FOREIGNERS DECLARED UNCONSTITIONAL

The Land Control Act Cap 302restricts the ownership by non-citizens of agricultural land or land within land control areas. This land, in general terms, is land that is situated outside a municipality, a township, or a market or land that the Minister of Lands designates as being controlled and subject to the protections in the act. The Act in Section…

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DIGITIZATION OF LAND RECORDS IN KENYA

In the words of His Excellency President Uhuru Kenya, land is a critical enabler of all the pillars of the Big Four development agenda namely; universal healthcare, affordable housing, food security and manufacturing. The Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning formulated the Land Registration (Electronic Transactions) Regulations, 2020 vide a legal Notice 101 of June 2019. This was to provide…

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THE GEOPOLITICS OF THE INDIAN OCEAN TRADE: A CRITICAL ANALSYIS OF KENYA’S ENTRY INTO THE BLUE ECONOMY

PART 1: INTRODUCTION The Indian Ocean provides a great maritime space and sea-lanes that connects the great economies of the West and East. The Indian Ocean is the third largest sea in the world, linking East, South, South East and West Asia, as well as linking Africa and Europe. It is the waterway that makes the Asian trading systems possible.…

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MARITIME DELIMITATION IN THE INDIAN OCEAN

MARITIME DELIMITATION IN THE INDIAN OCEAN The International Court of Justice (ICJ) rendered its judgment on the maritime dispute between Kenya and Somalia on 12th October, 2021. In this dispute, Somalia accused Kenya of adjusting the equidistance line in the maritime area to favor itself. In making these allegations, the country relied on the geodetic line, with an initial azimuth…

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