Education in Kenya

Background The Ministry of Education is responsible for the Government’s national policies and programmes that help Kenyans access quality and affordable education at school, post-school, higher education and academic research institutions. The Ministry derives its mandate from the Constitution of Kenya, Chapter Four, Articles 43, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57 and 59, with provisions on […]

National sovereignty and self-determination

Kenya, with a population of 47.56 million (2019 Census), covers 580,367 square kilometers of land. It borders the Indian Ocean and Somalia in the east, Ethiopia and South Sudan in the north, Uganda in the west and Tanzania in the south. It is the home of the picturesque Rift Valley geographical formation, but more importantly, […]

Cooperative sector reform

Introduction The Government’s key organ for formulation and implementation of policies for the co-operatives sector is the State Department of Co-operatives in the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Co-operatives. This is as per the Revised Executive Order No. 1 of June 2020, that saw the transfer of the Department to the Ministry of Agriculture […]

Agro-innovation in Kenya

Introduction The National Agribusiness Strategy 2012 defines agribusiness as ‘a sector that comprises all businesses involved in agriculture production – including farming and contract farming, seed supply, agriculture production, agrichemicals, farm machinery, wholesale and distribution, processing, marketing and retail sales’, (Government of Kenya, 2012). The sector is considered to have huge potential and has been […]

Water and environment

Introduction The overall responsibility for policy development, implementation and management of Kenya’s forests and environment belongs to the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, created via Executive Order No.1 of 2018. The Ministry’s mandate includes the following: i. National Environment Policy and Management; ii. Forestry Development Policy and Management; iii. Development of re-afforestation and agro-forestry; iv. […]

Strengthening devolution

The 2010 Constitution created a devolved system of government whose aim was to decentralise political and economic power and increase access to services across Kenya. Devolution is enshrined in Chapter 11 of the Constitution. It provides for the establishment of 47 counties, each with its own government headed by a governor as spelt out in […]