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- Reforms needed in Kenya to guarantee workers
- 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
- 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
- Review Wage Policy To Reflect Economic
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.