Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Kenya as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

Kenya: Mass job cuts in the telecom sector

Mass redundancies are taking place in the telecom sector following the merger of Telkom Kenya and Aircom and the dip in demand for telephone and Internet services …

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Kenya: Majority of law students flop bar exam

Two thirds of students sitting their law degree finals at the Kenya School of Law failed to even scrape a pass …

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Kenya: Data Protection Act 2018

The Data Protection Act 2018 has now been passed by the national Parliament, although no date has yet been set for implementation …

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Kenya: Employment Act (Amendment) Bill 2019

Employment Act (Amendment) Bill 2019 is currently before the national Parliament …

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Kenya: Deadline for outstanding job vacancies submission

The National Employment Authority (NEA) is requiring all employers to submit outstanding job vacancies to the Authority by the 8th of July 2019 …

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Kenya: High Court postpones ruling on decriminalising homosexuality

The High Court of Kenya has suspended its ruling on decriminalising homosexual activities until May 24th …

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Kenya: Ship Contractors want common tariffs

The Kenya Ship Contractors Association (KSCA) has received exemption from the Competition Authority to set up a common labour tariff to impose on all ship operators using the Port of Mombasa …

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Kenya: Foreign workers are required to apply for a work permit prior to arrival

A new directive has been published concerning foreign nationals looking for work in Kenya, even from neighbouring states …

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Kenya/South Africa: Multiple entry visas, valid for up to 10 years are now available

With effect from the 1st of December 2018, multiple entry visas, valid for up to 10 years, will be available for South Africans and Kenyans who wish to visit each other’s country …

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Kenya: Law to regulate private security firms

Although the Private Security Regulation Act was passed back in 2016 it required a Regulatory Authority to put it into effect and this could not be fully undertaken until the recent appointment of a CEO …

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Kenya: Draft data protection bill to be published

The Information and Communications Technology Minister, Joe Mucheru, has announced that the government is drafting its first data protection law …

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Kenya: A conflict between the ELRC and the High Court

A conflict exists between the Employment and Labour Relations Court (ELRC) and the High Court as they battle to issue decisions over the same case …

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Kenya: Proposed amendment to the Labour Relations Act

A proposed amendment to the Labour Relations Act before parliament requires that where a dispute involves essential services such as healthcare, telecommunication, ports, fuel distribution and the energy sector then adequate notice of strike action should be given and cover must be arranged so that there is no threat to the “preservation of life, health of the population and property” …

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Kenya: Top court considers case to legalize homosexuality

A hearing has started in the Nairobi high court which is challenging the continued illegality of homosexuality in the country …

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Kenya: Public holidays amended

The High Court has ruled that the removal in 2010 of Moi day, celebrated as a non-working public holiday on October 10th, was unlawful …

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