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- Ruling KANU Set to Merge With Opposition
- By Tervil Okoko, Panafrican News Agency, 6 January 2001.
The ruling Kenya African National Union or KANU and opposition
National Development Party or NDP laid the groundwork for a
merger after two years of operational co-operation. The two
parties will soon be one. The Luo community, politically and
economicaly marginalized owing to its being in the opposition,
eagerly awaits the merger.
- Kenya To Reform Labour Sector
- PANA, 18 January 2001. Conformity with ILO conventions needed to
participate in the international market. An ambitious reform
plan that, i.a., outlaws child labour. allows free movement of
labor within member states of the recently re-launched East African
Community, an East African Industrial Court and the harmonisation of
labour laws in the EAC region.
- Nude Women Disrupt Primate Research Work
- PANA, 7 February 2001. 300 local naked women attack a World Bank
funded research project, presumably because it threatened their
- Moi Grooming Raila, Claims MP
- By Claire Gatheru and William Orende, The Nation,
19 March 2001. Possibility that NDP leader Raila Odinga is hand
picked successor. The NDP recently upgraded its relations with
Kanu to a partnership. Split in Kanu and coming election.
- Kenya's Parliament in an Uproar Over Forest
- By Tom Osanjo, Environment News Service, 19 April 2001. Members
of Parliament launch an attack against the government accusing
it of systematically destroying forests. The government's massive
forest excision plan for settlement and farming, vs. a master plan
on forest rehabilitation, protection of rivers and vegetation to be
supervised by the National Environment Management and Coordination
- When Sucking Blood Became a Social Need
- By Mutuma Mathiu, The Nation (Nairobi),
Opinion, 22 April 2001. Street-level political opinion
believes the Government has destroyed the people's lives
and that, though change in political leadership would
automatically improve things, cunning people are standing in
its way to ultimately ensure that the status quo is
- A Dignified Exit is What Moi Deserves
- Opinion by Gitau Warigi, The Nation (Nairobi), 13
May 2001. The law is specific that this is President Moi's
final term, and the only way to go around it will be to flout
the law, which the President has so far given no indication he
will do. The language of intolerance and exclusion that has
tended to cloud this presidency should be dropped. There is
nothing the current presidency can do now to bring life back
to the economy.
- What Next for the War-Torn Regions?
- The Nation (Nairobi), 17 May 2001. President
Moi's attempt to disarm groups in the North Rift who are
trapped by endemic conflict. The President ordered the
Pokot, Marakwet and Baringo residents to hand in their guns,
but they fear doing so.
- Union Opposes KPLC Reforms
- The Nation (Nairobi), 17 May
2001. Unionisable employees of Kenya Power and Lighting
Company (KPLC) want the planned restructuring of the firm
stopped. The members of the Kenya Electrical Trade and
Allied Worker's Union want to be represented in the
restructuring process because a notice of redundancy was
- New Party for Moi Opponents
- The Nation (Nairobi), 19 May 2001. The
National Convention Executive Council (NCEC) re-launches the
People's Party of Kenya (PPK) to give NCEC human rights
activists a political voice and in reaction to the
faiths-led Constitutional Reform Group's conciliatory
appoach and absorption into the government's
Parliamentary review commission.
- Radicals in Plan to Control
- The Nation (Nairobi), 20 May 2001. Team
Radicals launch the PPK political party and unveil plans to
gain control of the next Parliament. The party's
organising secretary, Mr. Richard Kalembe Ndile, was
arrested for inciting farmers. The Limuru-based advocates
complete radical social-democracy and reaches out to the
young and oppressed rather than the rich and
- ILO Paper Debate On
- By Njeri Rugene, The Nation (Nairobi), 7 June
2001. The Government brought before the House a Sessional
Paper on the action it proposes to take on International
Labour Organisation conventions, but tabled. Need for law to
counter multi-national employment discrimination based on
- BBC Country Profile, 12 June, 2001. A brief compendium of
facts, including a simple map.
- The Brighter Side of Kanu-NDP Bloc
- The Nation (Nairobi), Editorial, 17 June
2001. For the first time in close to 40 years, we have a
coalition government, with Kanu as the senior partner and
the National Development Party (NDP) as the junior.
- Criticism Mounts Over Moi Remarks On Civic
- The Nation (Nairobi), 23 July 2001. Leaders
countrywide criticised President Moi and three of his
Cabinet ministers over their remarks that NGOs and churches
be excluded from civic education programs. President Moi
strives to prevent privatization of civil education.