On Matters, Technology: Some Recent Regulatory Updates

On Matters, Technology: Some Recent Regulatory Updates

In common Kenyan speak, the word “digital” is used humorously to mean a state of being modern and technologically apt.The phrase is further testament to the current pervasiveness of ICT technologies in Kenya; Kenyans have ...
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The “Big” Deal About the Mining Bill: Key Highlights

The “Big” Deal About the Mining Bill: Key Highlights

Currently, the Mining Act 1940 (Chapter 306 of the Laws of Kenya) regulates all mining activities in Kenya. The legislative proposal giving rise to the Mining Bill was recently submitted by the Cabinet Secretary for Mining. Once the ...
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Delving Deeper: A Closer Look at Local Content in Kenya’s Growing Mining Sector

Delving Deeper: A Closer Look at Local Content in Kenya’s Growing Mining Sector

Kenya intends to overhaul its mining laws currently contained in the Mining Act (Cap 306 of the Laws of Kenya) by passing the Mining Bill, 2014 that is currently being debated in Parliament. The Mining Bill, if passed in its current form ...
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“Bidding” System Changes Ahead: The New Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 2015

“Bidding” System Changes Ahead: The New Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 2015

The construction industry in Kenya is regulated by the National Construction Authority Act (No. 14 of 2011) (the Act). Though the Act does not expressly make reference to the term “local content” it does have provisions that provide for ...
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Brand New: Kenya’s Newly Enacted Mining Act

Brand New: Kenya’s Newly Enacted Mining Act

The Mining Act, 2016 (the Act) came into force on the 27th of May, 2016 thereby repealing inter alia, the previous Mining Act (Cap.306) which was enacted in 1940, the Trade in Unwrought Mineral Act (Cap.310) and the Diamond Industry Protection Act ...
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Unveiled: Kenya’s 2016/2017 Budget Highlights

Unveiled: Kenya’s 2016/2017 Budget Highlights

Kenya's eagerly awaited 2016/2017 budget themed, ‘Consolidating gains for a prosperous Kenya’ was read out by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Henry Rotich on 8th June, 2016. To meet the country's goal of achieving a middle-income ...
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