On going community baraza in Turkana County. Photo Credit: Jeremy Mutiso
The Early Oil Pilot Scheme (EOPS) remains an important yardstick for how the government and the project proponent manage Kenya’s precious oil resources when commercial production starts. All effort must be put towards building citizen confidence and trust in the governance of the resource.
Rose Wasiaya, 39, at her chapatti business in Korogocho, an informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo Credit: Katie G. Nelson/Oxfam
The Care work study was part of a four year broad programme funded by the European Union and spearheaded by Oxfam in partnership with SITE Enterprise Promotion, National Organization of Peer Educators (NOPE) and Youth Alive! Kenya (YAK!). The study targeted 10,000 women domestic workers and 20,000...
Nakaale Lopodo 22, a resident of Lokichar in Turkana County Northern Kenya. Photo Credit/Jeremy Mutiso
This paper aims to give an overview of revenue benefit sharing in the context of Kenya’s oil development in Turkana. It outlines the importance of revenue sharing; what the different proposed formulas may mean with respect to the cash value of transfers to sub-national levels; assesses absorptive...
Roda Lokaale, fetching water at an Oxfam supported water point in Turkana. Photo Credit: Joy Obuya
Oxfam is keen on working with communities, national and county government and local partners in exploring models that will ensure functionality of the water schemes embedded within citizen-led social accountability structure.
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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