RETIREMENT BENEFIT AUTHORITY
-FIDA-Kenya is a premier women’s rights organization in Kenya that has offered free legal aid to over 3,000,000 women and their children over the course of 34 years.
Having been established in 1985 during the 3rd UN Conference on Women held in Nairobi, FIDA-Kenya was registered in 1987 in accordance with the NGO Coordination Act. The organization is committed to creating a society that respects and upholds women’s rights with a mission to promote women’s individual and collective power to claim their rights in all spheres of life.
-Muslims for Human Rights (MUHURI) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) based at the Kenyan Coast. It was founded in September 1997 with the objective of contributing towards the promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights by all. The operations of the MUHURI are guided by five core values, namely: transparency and accountability; gender parity and de-marginalization; respect for human rights; fairness and equity; and constitutionalism and the rule of law. In 2019, we opened an office in Garissa to addresses human rights violations reported in the Northern part of Kenya.
-HAKI Africa is a national human rights organisation based in Mombasa working to improve livelihoods and enhance the progressive realization of human rights in Kenya. Initiated in 2012, the organisation promotes partnership between state and non-state actors in order to constantly improve the well-being of individuals and communities and ensure respect for human rights and rule of law by all. Particularly, the organisation seeks to agitate for the recognition and empowerment of local communities in Kenya to fully participate in rights and development initiatives with a view to improving the standards of living amongst all including the poor and marginalized
-Katiba Institute (KI) was set up to promote knowledge and understanding of Kenya’s Constitution and constitutionalism, and to defend and facilitate implementation of the Constitution. Established in 2011, KI works on many areas of the Constitution including issues of leadership and integrity, human rights, devolution, gender, electoral issues, as well as environment, land misappropriation, evictions of indigenous people and other long-term settlers, and protection against illegality and harassment by the police. Its main methods of working are litigation, research and publication, civic education and awareness, mixed with some activism. KI also works to foster the spirit of constitutionalism in the East African region by promoting exchange of academic discourse on constitutional issues and by working with like-minded organizations to secure greater freedoms in the East African Region.
The Africa Centre for Open Governance (AfriCOG) is an independent, non-profit organization. We provide cutting edge research and monitoring on governance and public ethics issues in both the public and private sectors. We aim to address the structural causes of the crisis of governance in East Africa. We also work with other organizations at regional and international levels to promote collective efforts towards anti-corruption, accountability, transparency and openness in governance
Founded in 1999 in Kenya, TI-Kenya is a not-for-profit organisation with the aim of
developing a transparent and corruption-free society through good governance
and social justice initiatives. TI-Kenya is one of the autonomous chapters of the
global Transparency International movement that is bound by a common vision
of a corruption-free world. The global movement provides a platform for sharing
knowledge and experience, as well as developing strategies to respond to regionally distinct patterns of corruption. The organisation has 20 years’ experience in governance work at the national and county levels. These include direct engagement with the Government, the private sector, individuals and groups. TI-Kenya uses advocacy as its signature approach; this is complemented by other approaches such as partnerships’ development, research, capacity building and civic engagement.
Kenya Maritime Authority is a statutory authority established under the Kenya Maritime Act 2006, (KMA Act). KMA’s Mandate is to Regulate, coordinate and oversee Maritime affairs in the Republic of Kenya.
The Port of Mombasa is the key entry and exit point for cargo belonging to a vast hinterland that include Kenya, Uganda Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, South Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia. The port of Mombasa dates back to 18th century when the Portuguese and the Arabs came to the East African Indian ocean shore for spice and slave trade.
The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), is established under the Environmental Management and Co-ordination Act No. 8 of 1999 (EMCA) as the principal instrument of Government for the implementation of all policies relating to environment. EMCA 1999 was enacted against a backdrop of 78 sectoral laws dealing with various components of the environment, the deteriorating state of Kenya’s environment, as well as increasing social and economic inequalities, the combined effect of which negatively impacted on the environment. The supreme objective underlying the enactment of EMCA 1999 was to bring harmony in the management of the country’s environment.
Retirement Benefits Authority (RBA) is a regulatory body under the National Treasury, established under Retirement Benefits Act. The Retirement Benefits Act was enacted as part of the on-going reform process in the financial sector in order to bring the retirement benefits industry under a harmonized legislation, to address the many problems that have hitherto faced the industry.
Insurance industry contributes to national development through providing broader insurance products and services, fostering enterpreneurial attitudes, encouraging investment, innovation, market dynamism and competition, offer social protection alongside the state the state, releasing pressure on public sector finance; enhancing financial antermediation , creating liquidity and mobilizing savings.
As major institutional investors, insurers pool resources and channel them towards investment opportunities thereby facilitating firms to access capital which contributes to national development.
The Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) is a statutory body established by the Kenya Roads Acts, 2007.The Act also established other Roads Authority (RAs) and provided for their powers and functions as stipulated within the Act. In line with this, the Authority started its operations in the FY 2007/2008. It has a head office in Nairobi and ten (10) regional offices .Nairobi, Coast, Central, Lower Eastern, Upper Eastern, North Rift, North Eastern, Nyanza, South Rift and Western.
KURA is responsible for the management, development, rehabilitation and maintenance of National Trunk Roads in the urban areas of the Republic of Kenya. Due to rapid urbanization, the network under KURA has increased to slightly above 4,000 Kms of road. Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) road network was 12,549 km until January 2016 when a new classification was gazetted.
Water Resources Authority (WRA) is a state corporation established under Section 11 of the Water Act, 2016. it is mandated through delegated Authority on behalf of the National government to safeguard the right to clean water by ensuring that there is proper regulation of the management and use of water resources, in order to ensure sufficient water for everyone- now and in the future. However, the Authority has been in existence for 12 years following its establishment under the Water Act, 2002 as Water Resources Management Authority (WRMA).
Our approach as an organization in safe guarding the resource is entrenched in the Country’s Big 4 development agenda, Vision 2030 strategic objective on water and sanitation and the SDG 6 all these agenda’s and objectives aim to increase water resources availability for multipurpose use but also improve the quality and sustainability of water resources.
In 1915 The Headquarter Medical Stores was established and existed as a medical department under the stewardship of Captain J.R. Robertson, the medical storekeeper (Principal Medical Officer).In 1924, the Headquarter Medical Stores created a Medical Department headed by senior Medical officer Dr. J. B. Clarke, the medical storekeeper under the Principal Medical Officer. The office of the Director of Medical Services was also created.
In 1927, Medical Store changed to Medical Stores and Equipment and waslocated at the Kenya and Uganda Railways and Harbors headquarters in Nairobi.
Following Kenya’s independence, the Ministry of Health was created resulting in the integration of Medical Stores and Equipment into the mainframe of the ministry. Medical Stores and Equipment later changed its name to Central Medical Stores (CMS) and maintained its Local station until 1970.
In January 2016, the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act, 2015 (the Act) was enacted. This massively changed the mandate of the Public Procurement Oversight Authority (PPOA) as it largely assumed the regulatory function which then transited to Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA). The Act establishes the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority among other functions, to monitor, assess and review the public procurement and Asset Disposal system to ensure they respect the National values and other provisions including Article 227 of the constitution on public procurement.
The National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) is a state corporation established under the Industrial Training (Amendment) Act of 2011. Its mandate is to promote the highest standards in the quality and efficiency of Industrial Training in Kenya and ensure an adequate supply of properly trained manpower at all levels in the industry.