Michael Okidi – Public Communications
Water Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa has reiterated the Kenya Government’s commitment to the preservation of the Mara basin as a source of livelihood to millions of people living in Kenya and Tanzania.
Mr Wamalwa said Kenya had put in place the necessary regulatory systems for the proper and sustainable management of its water towers as a demonstration of its firm commitment to sustainable environmental conservation.
Speaking at Bomet County stadium during celebrations to mark the 5th Mara Day celebrations, the Cabinet Secretary further reiterated Kenya’s commitment to honour a memorandum of understanding signed with the United Republic of Tanzania for the joint water towers management systems.
By Michael Okidi – Public Communication
President Uhuru Kenyatta paid an unexpected visit to the State Department of East African Community Integration (SDEACI) stand at this year’s Mombasa International Show, and instructed that the EAC anthem and flag be popularized as per the recent Cabinet directive on the same.
Received by the East African Community, Labour and Social Protection Cabinet Secretary, Mrs Phyllis Kandie and Director of Administration at SDEACI, Christopher Musumbu, the President’s first question as he was taken round the stand was: “Have you taught the public how to sing the EAC anthem?”
Public Communications Unit
The East African Community is set to have issues concerning children across the region addressed in a collaborative and harmonized manner. The 2009 Census indicates that children constitute more than 50% of the EAC population and yet they face numerous challenges some of which are beyond the scope of national laws. There are so many child related emerging issues hence the need for a regional policy framework due to issues that affect children occasioned by forced separation of children from families and or displacement from their country homes (children are the biggest age group among refugee populations in the EAC); children trafficked across borders in EAC and timely access to justice for child offenders in conflict with the law across borders.