The first session of the United Nations Habitat Assembly will be held from 27th to 31st  May 2019, at the headquarters of UN-Habitat in Nairobi.

The Nairobi City Water & Sewerage Company (NCWSC) will collaborate with Kara in addressing water & sanitation challenges in the city.

The Urban Areas and Cities Act (UACA) provides that the management of a city or municipality shall be vested on the county government and administered on its behalf by a Board constituted in accordance to Section 13 and 14 of the Act.

Residents of Kakamega County have urged the County Government to establish platforms for engagements on service delivery issues affecting the County.

The Kara Annual General Meeting was held on 26th April 2019 at the secretariat offices.

Preparations for the Kara Annual General Meeting to be held on 26th April 2019 are on course.

Residents of Uasin Gishu County have urged the County Government to strengthen its public participation mechanism to ensure that the views and expectations of various stakeholders are reflected in the various decisions made by the government.

As part of efforts to push for implementation of the Nairobi Non Motorized Transport (NMT) Policy as well as document the process of developing the Policy,

Kara participated as a member of the planning committee and exhibitor at the 6th Annual Devolution Conference held on 4th to 8th March 2019 in Kirinyaga County where we showcased our work that is in line with devolution and Big Four Agenda.

The Urban Areas and Cities (Amendment) Act 2017 which was assented to by the President on 12th March 2019 paves way for creation of more cities in Kenya by lowering the population threshold required for an urban area to be declared a city.

Nairobi county government has waived building approval fees for affordable housing projects, a move geared to attract more investors into the city and promote the National Government’s Big 4 Agenda on affordable housing. 

The government is inching closer to operationalise the housing fund, as it seeks to make housing affordable.

The cost of holding investments in land is set to shoot up as Government pushes counties to raise more cash from land rates.

The 6th Annual Devolution Conference will be held from 4th to 8th March 2019 in Kirinyaga County under the overall theme “Deliver. Transform. Measure. “Remaining Accountable.

Kara participated in the Transforming Transportation 2019 conference held at the World Bank headquarters in Washington DC where the delegates were unanimous that the solution to sustainable transport

Kara has partnered with the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) to support selected County Governments in developing solid waste management Policies and Bills for their respective Counties.

The Inspector General (IG) of Police Mr. Joseph Boinnet has said that the NPS will put in place mechanisms for structured engagement with Resident Associations in its efforts to address safety and security challenges in Kenya.

The Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations (KARA) is seeking to hire a competent resource mobilization officer to drive its fundraising initiatives.

As we come to the close of the year, I wish to take this opportunity to thank you for your support that has enabled us realize several gains throughout the year.

We were honoured to be the recipient of the Town & County Excellence Award 2018.