The contemporary political history of the Republic of Kenya, 2000

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Reforms needed in Kenya to guarantee workers human rights
ICFTU Oline..., 1 February 2000. Kenya urged to complete its labour law reforms to bring its law and practice into full compliance with ILO Conventions. In theory employees can join or form trade unions. but there have been problems with registration, particularly in the public sector.
Briefing on reports that Amnesty International is planning to institute proceedings against President Moi of Kenya
Amnesty International news release, 22 March 2000. Amnesty International, together with other NGOs, is reported to be considering filing criminal and civil proceedings against President Daniel Arap Moi of Kenya in Britain and Belgium on behalf of Kenyan victims of ethnic clashes and police torture.
Review Wage Policy To Reflect Economic Reality
By Jaindi Kisero, The Nation (Nairobi), 30 April 2000. The annual ritual of the Ministry for Labour announcing the minimum wages during Labour Day celebrations neither mean much to workers, nor make economic sense. Many employers, especially those of domestic workers and househelps, are not even aware that they risk prosecution when they pay their workers below the minimum wage.
Moi Worried By Mounting Rebellion In Ruling Party KANU
By Tervil Okoko, PANA, 4 August 2000. The constitutional reform issue on has divided Moi's ruling KANU party, on one hand, and religious organisations and the opposition, on the other. The split, sustained by KANU politicians' calculations ahead of Moi's final mandate, which ends 29 December 2002, between radical wing behind Simeon Nyachae, and whether it will stay within Kanu. Moi's ability to handle the political division.
New Women Body Launched In Kenya
PANA, 10 August 2000. Barely a month after the demise of the once powerful Kenya Women Political Caucus, one of the two splinter groups now has formed a Kenya Women's Political Network. The chairperson of the original Caucus had abandoned it, and it was necessary to form a rival organisation to advance the course for which the Caucus was formed.
Donor Terms Too Harsh, Says Moi
The Nation (Nairobi), 22 August 2000. President Moi said that the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund were harsh because they did not understand the country's development policy. He accused the Bretton Woods institutions of not appreciating Kenya's political stability.
Kenya Gets Committee On Affirmative Action
Panafrican News Agency, 7 September 2000. Kenya has formed a technical committee to bolster an Affirmative Action Bill, aimed at raising the level of participation by the under-privileged or marginalised groups in society—women.
Playing the Tribal Card Is Dangerous
The Nation (Nairobi), Editorial, 7 October 2000. What is going on at Kangemi is a time bomb. It threatens to turn this city—probably the whole country—into a tribal holocaust. The fact that members of all tribes live together in various city estates does not mean that they have been detribalised in their minds.
US Wants Cotu Links With State Severed
By Emman Omari, The Nation Nairobi, 3 November 2000. As a condition for inclusion within AGOA, the U.S. demands Kenya delink the Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU) from the government.
Mageuzi Instigators Insist On Mass Action
By Njeri Rugene, The Nation (Nairobi), 12 November 2000. Despite President Moi's order against rallies organised by Muungano wa Mageuzi, the lobby group went ahead with rallies in preparation for a mass strike in December to force the government out of power.