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E.g., 02/24/2018
E.g., 02/24/2018
Photo credit: Joyce Kabue/Oxfam
In the arid and semi-arid land (ASAL) counties of Kenya, people are experiencing a food security and nutrition crisis as the drought has worsened since August 2016. The number of food-insecure people reached 2.7 million in July 2017, including 375,285 children and pregnant and breast-feeding women...
The chaos, noise, and density of the slum is neatly juxtaposed with the orderly calm green of the Royal Nairobi Golf Club, which opened in 1906. Unequal Scenes - by Johnny Miller
The gap between the richest and poorest has reached extreme levels in Kenya. With 7,500 new millionaires set to be created over the next decade, it appears that a minority of wealthy individuals and investors are creaming off the yields of economic growth. While the number of millionaires is...
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Kenya’s current drought emergency has left 2.7 million people in need of immediate humanitarian assistance. A wide range of protection risks have emerged as a direct consequence of the drought, though they have received little attention and remain largely unseen.
Photo Credit: Joyce Kabue
This report refers to the midline study of the project titled, ‘Progressive mobilization and management of domestic resources for quality delivery of public services in three counties of Kenya'. The study aims to understand barriers to public participation in the budgeting process as well as assess...
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A case study on the extent of Tullow Oil’s compliance with the principle of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) in Turkana County, Kenya. It examines the company’s engagement in selected communities and finds that, while community engagement processes have improved in important ways, it has yet...
Graphic by Cyril Wanguba
5.6 million affected by drought and more than 3.4 million in need of food assistance in Kenya. By the end of September more than 5.6 Million were affected by the drought, including 3.4 million who are food insecure and 2.6 million severely food insecure. In the pastoral areas, food insecurity is...
Jane Muthoni, 50, on the roof of her building in Kawangware, Nairobi, Kenya 2016. Photo Credit: Allan Gichigi
Oxfam and partners, Concern Worldwide, Kenya Red Cross, Nairobi County Government through the Start Network funded intervention; Urban Early Warning Early Action (UEWEA), is working to develop early warning systems and early action responses to crises that affect the poor people living in urban...
Victor Ondieki, 10, leaves his small home in Mukuru informal settlement, in Nairobi, Kenya, to walk to school at the Jaombi Foundation School. Photo Credit: Sam Tarling
Oxfam in Kenya is leading advocacy work for the Urban Early Warning Early Action (UEWEA) aimed at developing early warning systems and early action responses to crises that affect the poor people living in urban slums
View of Nairobi Central Business District. Photo Credit: Kevin Wabungo
In the quest for poverty alleviation and reducing the economic inequality in Kenya, one of the ultimate issues to address is ensuring the Government of Kenya’s efficiently and effectively mobilizes and manages its domestic resources through a progressive tax system, proper management of...
Photo Credit: Brian Inganga
This report details finding on the existing legislation on taxation, public participation, resource mobilization, allocation and expenditure in Turkana, Wajir and Nairobi Counties. It also covers the tax regime in Kenya and how to make Kenya’s tax regime more progressive...

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