Kenya Stawi Economic Blueprint

 To  develop Kenya into a Prosperous and Peaceful Nation in order to attain good living standards for every Kenyan through development of the Root Economies of Agriculture, Education, Manufacturing & Tourism, and Fidelity to Rule of Law. Every Kenyan to enjoy Excellent Government Services, Increased Economic Opportunities, Personal Economic Wellbeing, Splendid Business Environment, Justice, Fairness, Non-Discrimination, Security, Quality Infrastructure, Quality Free Education and Health Service

Kenya Stawi Economic Blueprint

  1. The Kenya Stawi Economic Blueprint

The Kenya Stawi Economic Blueprint is a Visionary Economic and Social policy paper whose object is to bring Democracy, Rule of Law, Development of Education and the Root Economic Sectors of Kenya for Peace and Prosperity of All Kenyans.

  1. Vision

To Develop Kenya into a Prosperous and Peaceful Nation in order to attain good living standards for every Kenyan through development of the Root Economies of Agriculture, Education, Manufacturing & Tourism, and Fidelity to Rule of Law.

  1. Mission

To develop a modern education system, develop the Kenya’s root economies of agriculture, tourism & manufacturing sectors, better the living standards, create an effective revenue system, embrace financial accountability, create a favorable regulatory regime, create a splendid business environment, entrench the rule of law and guarantee security for attainment of a prosperous, peaceful, just and inclusive nation.

  1. Benefits for Each Kenyan

Every Kenyan to enjoy Excellent Government Services, Increased Economic Opportunities, Personal Economic Wellbeing, Splendid Business Environment, Justice, Fairness, Non-Discrimination, Security, Quality Infrastructure, Quality Free Education and Health Services

  1. The Stawi Ideology
  • An Inclusive Just Nation
  • Rule in true democracy and will of the people
  • Economic Liberal Policies, Pro-Business and Free Market Ideology
  • Development of High yield Agriculture
  • Fidelity to Rule of Law
  • Minimal Regulatory Regime
  • Treasure and Nurture Local Manufacturers
  • Technical Oriented Education System
  • Socially moderate
  1. The Stawi Policies
  • The Stawi Root Economic Model
  • Sector Specific Policies
  • Stawi Business Policy
  • Stawi Regulatory Policy
  • Stawi Law Policy
  • Stawi Foreign Policy
  • Stawi Devolution Policy
  • Stawi Social Policy
  • Regional Specific Programmes

Part A- The Stawi Blueprint Delivery

  1. The Vision Delivery.

The Stawi Blueprint  Vision Delivery illustrates how the Blueprint’s Root Economic Model of developing the Root Economies of Agriculture, Education, Manufacturing and Tourism will transform economy of Kenya, and how the Blueprint Stimulates the growth of the root economies and subsequent growth on other sectors, thus increasing Disposable  Household Incomes and  improving the living standards of Kenyans.

  1. The Root Economic Model

The Principle of Root Economic Model is the development the Root Economic Sectors of Kenya which are Agriculture, Education, Manufacturing and Tourism through Budgetary, Political, Personnel, Policy and Legal support. It incorporates the creation of good business environment through Rule of Law, Level Playing Field, Fairness and Security. The Root Economic Model creates high economic growth that is inclusive with economic benefits to most people and creates the foundation upon which other economic sectors are built

  • Developed root economic sectors provide the economic foundation by providing economic impetus through substantive base income and high employment opportunities
    • Developing Agriculture will provide good, stable income to a large population and  increase agricultural exports
    • Developing manufacturing sector will create jobs, improve economy and exports
    • Developing the tourism sector creates jobs and market for agricultural produce.
    • Tourism will also market Kenya’s agricultural and manufactured goods
  • Transformation of the education system to produce market oriented technical graduates will provide the human resource to deliver an advanced economy
  • Regulation reforms to enable impartiality and level playing field for all participants in a sector by having fair minimal regulations to protect public but not inhibit growth
  • Providing a level playing field through rule of law, fair laws, good business environment and security to encourage investments leading to economic and social growth
  • Modernization of security, digitization of security system, improved of security personnel and equipment will ensure that the country have a peaceful environment
  • Increased vigilance in revenue collection and financial accountability will ensure that the government has sufficient finances for proper delivery of services
  • The Social policy aims to create social sanity and a social environment that is progressive, decent and functional. The blueprint stands for moderate social practices that are  within the generally accepted social standards by society of Kenya through
    • Upholding supremacy of God
    • Upholding the family,  family values and protect the family
    • Expressly opposes traditionally unacceptable social behaviors.
    • Special support to vulnerable groups including slum upgrading programme, rent subsidy and Programmes for windows, orphans, homeless and disabled
  1. Stawi Economic Blueprint Policy contribution to growth of root economy

The Blueprint is geared towards developing the key economic sectors of agriculture, manufacturing and tourism which will in turn develop the other sectors of the economy. Rule of law, business environment and security will support the all sectors of the economy and society

  • The Agricultural policies seek to grow agricultural economy through,
    • Increased funding for agricultural research institutions,
    • Provision of High yield seed varieties,
    • Research technology transfer policy,
    • High budgetary allocation for construction of dams and irrigation systems,
    • Liberalization and deregulation of agriculture sector in Kenya
    • Formation of Produce marketing board to market and advice on agricultural market developments
  • Education policies seek to fundamentally transform the education system to ensure that the education system impart technical, market oriented knowledge to enhance Economic and Industrial development in Kenya.
    • New education system
    • Modern technical knowledge education curriculum
    • Construction of more classrooms, technical colleges and universities
    • Proper student teacher ratio
  • The Manufacturing policies seek to ensure
    • Government full support of  local manufacturing sector
    • Treasures and nurtures local manufacturers
    • Removal transport and business obstacles
  • Tourism policy modernizes tourism, improvement of tourism facilities, improved country image and increased marketing
  • Rule of law and security give a legal guarantee of justice, security and level playing field to all persons and firms. Rule of law ensure that there will be no arbitrary decisions by the government and one is assured is assured of enjoying rights and justice at all times.
  • Business policies and rule of law create a level playing field of doing business increasing investors’ confidence.
  • Government support of local investors will ensure that businesses are facilitated to grow.
  • Stawi policies fully support growth of agriculture, education, tourism and manufacturing
  1. Government provision of quality free public education with correct teacher student ratio, books, digital education and right infrastructure. The savings on education costs to Kenyans will be invested in capital and development projects
  1. Growth in the economy Stimulated by growth of root economies and subsequent growth in other sectors, improved education, health, security, justice and rule of law will benefit every Kenyan economically, increase household income and improve living standards of Kenyans
  1. Stawi Deed of Loyalty
  • Implementation of the Kenya Stawi Economic Blueprint will guarantee attainment of Prosperous and Peaceful Nation with the object of uplifting their living standards, having quality public education and health services, and living in a just society with well-developed public facilities.
  • The deed of Loyalty binds Stawi to  fulfill the blueprint and deliver its promises
  • For the objectives and benefits of Kenya Stawi Economic Blueprint to be realized, it is paramount that the Stawi be in position to convert the vision and Stawi policies into laws and government policies.  This can only be achieved by winning the executive, a majority in Parliament and County Assemblies
  • Winning the executive is important to ensure implementation of budgetary decisions and policy implementation.
  • The Deed of Loyalty is the agreement that binds elected and nominated members to comply with the Stawi policies  and legislate the policies into laws
  • Persons elected or nominated on Stawi will be obliged to comply with its policies and ensure that the policies are converted into laws and government policies.
  • The Deed of Loyalty is the Stawi mechanism to ensure delivery of the Stawi Economic Blueprint
  • The deed will bind members as follows
    • Every person seeking nomination will have to sign the Deed of Loyalty
    • The deed will bind members to support legislations in their respective houses for laws and policies
    • Members will be bound to be present and vote for legislations in line with Stawi policies and oppose a legislation that is contradictory to Stawi policies
    • A member voting against Stawi position on a bill will be deregistered.
    • A member abstaining or being absent without written permission or admissible explanation and Stawi loses the bill will be deregistered.
    • A member may vote against Stawi position, abstain or be absent not more than two times a year provided the bill is not lost.
    • Stawi have the obligation of informing members on Stawi position bills
    • The executive if elected on Stawi will be bound to accent or fail to accent a bill as per Stawi policy.
  • Only the policies in manifesto and resolutions of National Delegates Conference are binding
  • Budgetary commitment
  • Budgetary priority to agriculture (research, technology transfer, dams and irrigation), education, health, modernizing security and other key areas as per the Kenya Stawi Economic Blueprint at national and county levels if in executive

Part B- Sector Specific Policies

  1. Agriculture
  • The objective will be to transform Kenyan agriculture in to modern high yielding crop and livestock sector with proper value addition and world class agricultural research technology and adaptation of modern farming practices by the farmer.
  • Modern High Yield Agricultural Technology
    • Top Quality, Export Grade farm produce. Farm produce of highest global quality
    • Introduce, support and subsidize embryo transfer technology in the dairy sector
    • More agricultural and livestock extension officers be employed
    • Use of high yield seeds
    • Training of farmers on high yield crops and livestock
  • Agricultural Practices
    • Kenya GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) Training and certification Services. Extension officers will be trained on GAPs, and then they will train farmers. GAP certification services will then certify the farmers
    • Incentives to farmers who excel including agro tours,  and financial incentives
    • Use of tap water for irrigation using drip method. This  will increase area under  irrigation tremendously
    • Dams, water harvesting and irrigation.
      • Dams produce cheap energy and provide water for irrigation.
  • There shall be no Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in Kenya.
  • Value Addition of Agricultural Produce
  • Produce Marketing Board. To market Kenyan farm produce globally, facilitate exportation  and advice on global agricultural market trends
  • Regulation
    • Free agricultural sector from excessive, irrelevant regulation. Give a free hand to farmers on production, processing and marketing of agricultural produce
    • Repeal the Agriculture and Fisheries Act and re-enact HCDA Act
    • Enhance the capacity of KEPHIS and HCDA
    • The agricultural sector shall be liberalized and farmers and their cooperatives that be given a freehand in in production, management and marketing decisions.
  • Agricultural Research
    • Proper funding of  agricultural research institutions, colleges and universities
    • Comprehensive technology transfer policy to farmers
  • Agriculture can create quality jobs with proper planning, research, training and funding
  • The economic contribution of agriculture so well distributed in the population that it have a very high impact on economic growth and improving the living standards
  1. Education
  • Quality Education Policies
    • Quality free primary and secondary education
    • Quality affordable College and University education
    • Ensure that teacher-student ratio is as required
    • Construction of more classrooms or schools in densely populated areas
    • Digital and television education. Free Digital books and content for all students
    • Market oriented technical tertiary education.
  • Construction of Education Complex in arid pastoralist area. Each complex will comprise of a boarding primary, a boarding girls and a boarding boys secondary school.
  • Change the Education System from 8-4-4 to 7-3-3-3
    • The objective of 7-3-3-3 education system is to impart technical, market oriented knowledge to enhance Economic and Industrial development in Kenya.
    • The system will be based on seven years of primary education, three years of secondary education, three years of college education and three years of university education.
    • For some highly technical degree courses including medical and engineering courses, a diploma in the field will be a prerequisite
    • Focus on STEM courses (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in colleges and universities. These will include Engineering, Industrial Production, Agricultural Research, Biotechnology, Medical & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Energy Technologies, and Value Addition
    • Convert NYS into 5 National Polytechnics. These will be Ruaraka, Naivasha, Gilgil, Yatta and Hola Polytechnics
    • Build and upgrade more technical universities and tertiary colleges
  • Transformation of Education Curriculum 
    • Transform the curriculum of primary, secondary, college and universities to a curriculum whose content is the knowledge required for economic and industrial growth of Kenya. The new curriculum will be developed using a market content approach strategy
  • Digital Education
    • Every student from standard four up to university will access digital text books, learning materials and digital online instruction in an eight year programme.
    • Each school will have a server to serve all students and teachers and each students will access the server from an individual computer
    • The government will purchase text books rights from the publishers and authors  which will then distributed online to all students
    • School physical infrastructure and security will be upgraded
    • There will be a dedicated TV channel for each class in primary and secondary
  1. Security
  • The objective is to have;
    • Guaranteed general security for everyone
    • Modern security system
    • An effective Highly trained  security force
    • Deter crime, apprehend criminals and Respond to insecurity matters in good time
    • Solve crimes in good times
    • Bridge gaps on security lapses
  • Properly equipped security organs
  • Construction of a forensic Laboratory
  • Better housing and terms for security officers
  • Investigations of shootings and other misdeeds by security officers to improve security, enhance efficiency, reduce fatalities and improve public trust on security agencies
  • Digital Security System
  • There will be an integrated digital security system whose components will be;
    • Digital Biometric Database
    • Traffic Security Management and Monitoring system
    • Comprehensive  communication surveillance
    • Digital machine legible number plates
    • Installation of Security Cameras on all motor vehicles
    • Installation of Security Cameras on public areas
  • Central Biometric Database.
    • This database will be biometric and general information database for all persons, firms and other relevant statistical information.
    • The database will be accessible to security agents for security purposes.
    •  Access by other government officers will be guided by a law.
    • The database will not be accessible to public.
    • Relevant information gathered by government and public will by uploaded into the system
    • Government will use the database in planning
    • General statistical information  from the database will be made public to enable individuals and firms to plan
    • An Act of parliament shall set up the database
  • Digital Registration of all Persons
    • There shall be registration of all persons in which general and biometric information will be captured. The registration will ease the work of security agencies. This data will be uploaded to the central biometric database to improve government planning
  • Public Mobile Network
    • Government own mobile phone network for Digital security and digital education
    • The system will be used for digital education, connection to Surveillance Cameras on motor vehicles and connection to public Surveillance Cameras
    • The network will be used in management of the Traffic Security Management and Communication monitoring system
  1. Financial Accountability
  • The objective is to ensure prudent use of public fund, comprehensive collection of Taxes & revenues and a transparent economically transformative budgetary process
  • Public Expenditure
  • Compliance of Public Finance Management Act (PFM Act) to ensure that government money is used prudently
  • Compliance with Public Procurement & Asset Disposal Act and e-procurement to ensure that the public gets value of government Expenditure
  • Transparency in public procurement
  • Financial bids to be opened before technical bid
  • Thirty percent down payment for infrastructural projects
  • Budgetary process
    • The object of budgetary process will be achievement of financial and fiscal objectives geared toward economic and social prosperity in Kenya.
    • The budgetary process will be transparent
    • Budgetary allocation shall be biased towards Agriculture and Education
  • TaxationThe objective is to increase revenue to finance the government by having an equitable, effective and efficient tax regime that supports the growth of the economy with maximum tax coverage.Taxpayers will benefit with good government services, good governance, security and good public infrastructure and facilities
      • Maximum tax coverage
      • Full Tax Compliance by all persons and businesses to create a level playing field.
      • Full Tax Enforcement on all persons and businesses to create a level playing field.
      • Seal all tax and revenue leaks
      • Discontinue tax incentives
      • Interlinking of tax system with  other government  records and systems including land, building permits, motor vehicles, port, investment and business licences
      • Interlinking import and export declarations against firms’ expenditure and income
      • Interlinking expenditures and incomes between firms.
      • Cross referencing profits, costs or revenues between firms with similar profits, costs, revenues or size in the same sector
      • Proper tax audits
      • Statutory tax returns for persons aged between twenty five and fifty five years
      • Ensure that Tax  refund are done on time
  1. Health
  • The objective is to offer quality affordable healthcare to all Kenyans, combating of preventable diseases and ensuring that there is a clean and safe environment
  • Ensure all health facilities  have the adequate medical personnel
  • Ensure all health facilities have sufficient ,quality  medical equipments
  • Increase the training capacity for medical professionals in the country.
  • Establishment of National Health Research Institute. This shall take over Kemri with a wider mandate of finding curative drugs and vaccines for various diseases, carrying out disease research and preventive measures.
  • Equipping major hospitals with medical equipment to ensure that patients receive all the medical care and attention they require in their areas.
  • Improve environmental and health conditions to reduce hygiene based disease and transmittable diseases
  • Statutory NHIF contributions for all persons aged between twenty five and fifty years
  • Construction of new health facilities where they are far apart.
  • Ensure that there is a clean and safe environment
  • All medical regulators will be merged into one.
  1. Energy Sector.
  • Merge energy companies and buy out of private investors from Kengen and Kenya power. This will create a more efficient company and enable more government investment in power sector.
  • Priority, Funding and Research  on Geothermal, sea wave, solar and wind energy
  • Energy Engineering Corporation.
    • In order to bring down the cost of energy, the mode of procurement and construction of energy infrastructure will change from private sector players undertaking the projects to a government owned Engineering Corporation undertaking the construction of all energy infrastructures. This engineering corporation will undertake construction and transportation of all energy infrastructures and will only source for equipments and construction materials directly from manufacturers. It will also fully mechanize the construction of electricity distribution lines and make its own concrete poles.
  • Keep private sector out of the energy sector. The current and future energy needs can be met by Kengen and GDC at lower costs, lowering the cost of energy
  • There shall be no nuclear energy production
  1. Housing
  • The object of Stawi housing policy is to ensure that Kenyans shall own their own houses.
  • Standard or flexible house plans for different areas shall be developed. Once a person gets the plan they shall build the house without further reference to government.
  1. Land
  • Simplify land acquisition process
  • Ensure Title Deeds are processed within three months
  • Land seller to surrender title documents to ministry of lands within sixty days of sale
  • Issuance of title deeds to all holders of allocation letters by local authorities
  1. Renewal of Expired Land Leases
    • Renewal of Expired Land Leases
      • Subject to (ii) below, Automatic Land Lease Renewal for the following land
      • Agricultural land below 250 acres
      • Agricultural land that is under substantive use below 3,000 acres
      • Non-agricultural Land  below 50 acres
      • Non-agricultural land that is under substantive use below 500 acres
      • Lease renewal for acreage above automatic limits shall be based on a law.
    • (ii) Government shall retain 20 percent of land above ten acres for public facilities
    • Maximum land holding per private entity or person for all land held in Kenya shall be;
      • 3,000 acres in high potential agricultural areas
      • 1,000 acres in former municipalities
      • 10,000 acres in semi-arid areas
      • 100,000 acres in arid areas
      • Communal land and cooperatives exempted from land limits
      • Arid areas are Garrisa, Wajir, Mandera, Isiolo, Marsabit, Samburu and Turkana
    • An entity include subsidiaries and companies with same beneficial owners
    • An entity or person holding above limit freehold land shall dispose the excess in three years
    • Only the lease holder can renew the lease

    Any  land whose lease is not renewed  or above limit land not disposed become public land

16. Tourism

  • Make Kenya a medium cost tourist destination, the key objective being to increase revenue per tourist.  The Strategic Plan is to Increase three key factors.
    • Number of tourists
    • Daily Revenue per tourist
    • Number of tour days
  • Modernization of the tourism sector to effectively compete with top world destination.
  • Ensure high quality tourism services.
  • Kenya shall be marketed as a modern country with a wild touch.
  • More funding for marketing, road network in game parks and tourist areas
  • Construction of common tourist recreation facilities in tourist areas
  • Market Kenya’s warm weather and good climate as an ideal retirement destination.
  • Expansion and improvement of tourists facilities
  1. Infrastructure
  • The objective is to have well developed infrastructure to support the growth of the economy.
  • The main infrastructure systems are roads, railway, public buildings, port, sewer, hydro, telecommunications and energy systems.
  • The infrastructure development will be gradual, modest, standard and of good quality
  • Shift from mega highways to standard roads and highways with appropriate flyovers.
  • Reverse Public Private Partnerships programme for roads.
    • Grand roads PPPs impose heavy burden on transport in comparison to benefits.
    • The PPPs are encouraging  grandiose road projects, reason they are unaffordable
    • Further, road construction PPPs are actually a shift of borrowing burden from government to taxpayers directly with added burden of operation costs and profits
    • Road PPPs are an extreme strain on Kenya and amount living beyond our means
  • Reorganize of the roads sector from roads authorities back to the ministry of roads.
  • Procurement of infrastructure projects
  • All infrastructure project costing more than five million shillings must be advertised by way of open tender thru e-procurement to ensure value for money
  • Infrastructure services
    • Develop a comprehensive sewer system and sewer master plan in all urban areas.
    • Construction of a comprehensive road network
    • Construction of a comprehensive water distribution network
    • Establishment of a modern waste management system
    • A network of dams and water distribution system will be built to ensure that there is enough provision of water for agricultural, domestic and industrial use.
    • In order to ensure that security officers have good houses, there will be target to construct ten thousand houses annually for security officers.
  • Construction of highrise buildings
    • Structural inspection of buildings and implementation of the recommendations
    • Buildings of more than four floors to have one parking floor, an open roof and be constructed by a registered contractor
    • Very Strict enforcement of steel and cement standards on manufacturers and importers. Manufacturers and importers to bear responsibility for building defects or collapse if the cause is determined to be substandard steel or cement.
    • Engineer Certification for conformity to building design, site, foundation, pillars, steel work and concrete
    • Strict enforcement of architectural and structural design
    • Installation of lifts to commercial buildings above three floors and all residential buildings above seven floors
  1. Transport
    • The objective is to have an excellent efficient transport system.
  • Traffic Security Management and Monitoring system.
    • This is an electronic tracking real time system to enable smooth traffic flow and shall have;
    • Real time traffic digital information system
    • Inbuilt GPS and route management system
    • Track vehicles in real time including speed and location
    • Defining  roads electronically
    • Digital machine legible number plates
  • Cargo clearance
  • Clearance of cargo shall be done in a maximum of 3 days. There will be proper cooperation between KPA, KRA, KEBS, KEPHIS, Security agents, shipping lines, Exporters, Importers, transporters and clearing agents.
  • Modernization of Mombasa port
    • The port will be expanded to improve its capacity.
    • The port system will be streamlined
    • The port will be fully mechanized.
  • Dualize Mombasa-Malaba, Mau-Kisumu-Busia and  Namanga-Nanyuki  roads
  • Congestion tax
    • A congestion tax of five thousand shillings per day for cars in CBD, Upper Hill, Kilimani, Mombasa Road and Westlands to streamline and ensure smooth flow of traffic.
    • Suburban parkings to be established to enable those with cars to easily access public transport.
    • Exemption to existing structural car parks of more than 200 parkings
    • Congestion tax shall not apply to residential, religious, medical and social parking
  • Replace Car import age limit with mechanical specifications
  • Weigh bridge
    • Trucks will only be weighed only once and sealed
    • Weigh bridge is only for vehicles with load capacity of more than ten tons
    • Weight to be determined on gross weight
    • Official Weigh bridges to be installed at Ports, Rail Terminals, oil depots and a selected heavy goods industry.
    • Scrap exorbitant irrational fines
  • Relocate public boarding academic institutions around CBD to create room for primary schools, day secondary schools, parking, leisure parks and other public facilities.
  • Ensure County Governments does not sell or lease out its land. The land shall only be used for public institutions and facilities
  • Construction of a commuter rail system to improve transport system in Nairobi.
  • The Lamu port will be well funded and the Lapsset infrastructure   project completed
  • Moratorium on Commuter PSV vehicles
  1. Natural resources
  • Natural resources will be used sustainably for the development of the economy and the benefit of current and future generations
  • The objective is to have a robust natural resources sector fully contributing to the economy of Kenya and with positive outcome to the community in which natural resources is taking place. Natural resources include mining, oil, forests, water, quarrying
  • A comprehensive mapping of all natural resources will be undertaken
  • Government will operate the natural resources sector in a transparently.
  • The revenue sharing model will be one that is beneficial to government.
  • The needs of local community will be addressed so as to benefit from the resources.
  • Mining operations will have to respect environmental laws especially on dust pollution, soil and water pollution which will be expressly prohibited.
  • Mining   operations will not dump heavy metal and other poisonous substances
  • The government will ensure that all natural resources  are value added before export
  • Adapt modern technologies in natural  resources operations to improve  productivity
  1. Information Communication and Technology, ICT
  • The objective is to develop highly trained ICT professionals and create a world class ICT and business outsourcing sector providing ICT services worldwide.
  • The digitization of government services will be enhanced to cover all government services that can be digitized will be made accessible online.
  • Education curriculum in Kenya will comprehensively cover on ICT.
  • Training on knowledge and Business dynamics of Business process outsourcing
  • A well-funded and professionally staffed business outsourcing department will be created to guide on outsourcing and scout for outsourcing opportunities
  • Tax incentives on business outsourcing
  • Market the country as a Business process outsourcing hub.
  • Ensure that there is reliable, consistent, high internet connectivity countrywide.
  • Encourage venture capital for funding technology startups.
  1. Sports, Media, Arts and Entertainment
  • Progressive policies for the Sports, Media, Arts and Entertainment sectors
  • Develop policies to improve quality of local media productions
  • Introduce KRA  revenue stamp for sale of all music and media productions
  • Full compliance of music anti-piracy laws including a ban on mix videos
  • Payment of loyalties for music used in live performances and commercial events
  • A sports development programme in schools and colleges
  • Encourage private sector support and sponsorship of local media Programmes, sports, arts and music by giving tax incentives on such expenditure
  • Diversify sports disciplines for international competitions

The objective will be to streamline the management of environment by balancing the need to protect environment and at the same time allow efficient smooth utilization of resources and economic development.

  • Reform the Environmental Impact Assessment System.
    • There will be no individual project EIAs, other than for extra ordinary projects.  NEMA and environment research institute will develop standards EIAs for each kind of project.
  • Establishment of National Substance Laboratories.
    • Establish National Substance Laboratory, Sublab, under KEBs to research on, test, analyze on substances, components, or matters that may be harmful to environment, human or animal consumption.
    • The Lab will research and test substances, components or matters that may be harmful for consumption, animals and environment. Any substance that is or will be banned by the US or EU will automatically be banned until Sublab have done a thorough investigation and given a report.
    • Sublab will also identify products that contain the banned substance
  • Establishment of National Environmental Research Institute.
    • Establishment of National Environmental Research Institute, Nevri. To carry out thorough Environmental Assessment Impacts, set standards, advice on environmental matters.
    • The environment research institute shall continuously carry out thorough environmental assessment impacts, set standard, advice on environmental matters.
  • National Environment Management Authority
    • Nema shall ensure implementation of Nevri and Sublab, collect feedback, environmental issues, and emerging issues and make environmental decisions.
    • Nema will have no role to play in implementation of projects.
    • The agency will not have the discretion of closing down businesses or stopping projects except in cases of extreme environmental violation.
    • Nema will also have the responsibility of coming up with environmental standards.
  • Waste management
    • Construction of a solid waste treatment plants in all urban areas including bio power plants in Nairobi and Mombasa.
    • Development of comprehensive adequate sewer system in all urban areas
  • Harmful Discharge
    • No person or entity shall discharge banned harmful substances into environment
    • Nema shall set up a system to continuously monitor discharges
  • Forestry
  • Absolute ban on tree harvesting from government forests.
  • No permit required for farmers to harvest trees on their farms

Part C-Stawi Business Policies

  1. Citizen Right of Business.

Every Kenyan or a Kenyan owned entity, alone or in a voluntary union with others, has the right to do any kind of a legal business or undertaking anywhere in Kenya.

  1. Government monopoly. Notwithstanding the Citizen Right of Business, a Law may reserve a business, a sector or an undertaking exclusively for the government or majority owned government entity
  1. Right of ownership. A Law shall not prescribe or limit ownership, shareholding structure, business form, or capital except for financial and security institutions, and on foreigners
  1. A law shall not prescribe composition of staff or management of a private entity other than on competence if necessary, and a law shall not prescribe composition of board of a private entity other than on independence of board members if need be.
  2. Demutualization Of Businesses
  • No ownership shall be based on academic, professional or any other qualifications.
  • Where such qualifications are necessary for performance of the job or undertaking the business, a Law shall prescribe the minimum human resource capital required.
  • This policy shall not apply to specified professions.
  • Sectors which require demutualization include capital markets, construction and pharmaceutical among others.
  • There must be a very good reason to control or limit shareholding. Capital requirement must be based on real grounds
  1. Capital requirement must be based on real grounds
  2. Security clearance. Where necessary, a Law may require security clearance
  3. Businesses shall abide by normal business and municipal Laws, regulations and standards.
  4. Right of licence. Generally, Government or its Agencies have no discretion in issuance of licences qualified persons. Government the  very limited right to revoke a licence or deny its issuance or renewal to any Kenyan who have met requirements
  5. Taxation of all businesses to create a level playing field
  6. A Law may cause a business or businesses to cease operations
  1. A Kenyan entity is an entity whose beneficial ownership is more than 50% Kenyan or whose membership is more than 50% Kenyan where membership is the determining factor. An entity whose principal business is in Kenya may apply for Kenyan entity status
  1. The provisions above do not extend to insolvent businesses and persons as a right. However a Law may grant, modify, limit , deny or prohibit the above business rights provisions for insolvent businesses and persons
  2. Foreign persons and entities, legally in Kenya and doing business legally in Kenya, generally enjoy all these business rights as if they were a Kenyan, subject to as they are modified, limited, prohibited or prescribed by a Law.
  3. Eligibility for Business protection. The protection of businesses contemplated in this policy apply only to businesses that are generally legal and are generally operating within the Law
  4. When the business environment is right, economy will prosper
  1. Financial Sector

The objective is to have a vibrant and healthy financial sector contributing to the economy by enabling savings, marshaling resources and providing credit.

  • Cap Annual interest rates and other charges on loans as per the Annual Credit Charges Table below.
  • It is important to set and cap both interest rates on loans and intrest rates on deposits in order to create a level playing field

The Annual Credit Charges Table   

Institution Loan Intrest Rates Deposit Intrest Rates Insurance on Credit Other Loan Deductions (% of Principal)
Min Max Min Max   Max
Banks 9 10 2 3 Actual 5
Deposit Taking Micro Finance Institutions 9 18 2 5 Actual 6
Non-Deposit Taking Micro Finance Institutions 9 25 N/A N/A Actual 6
Other formal Lenders 9 30 N/A N/A Actual 8
Shylocks, Others 9 36 N/A N/A Actual 10
Saccos, Cooperatives         Members Decision
  • The above annual Interest in both loans and deposit shall be calculated on reducing balance basis.
  • A Non-bank lender must avail a transaction bank account to the borrower
  • There shall be no other charges in relation to the loan facility.
  • There shall be no charges for early repayment
  1. Involuntary Auctioning of a defaulters property
  • A party intending to auction a defaulter’s property shall adequately publicize the auction  and above a set  thresh hold of debt, shall advertise in a national newspaper at least once a month for three months, auction taking place fourteen to twenty eight days thereafter
  • The auction notice shall indicate the name, postal, email and telephone contacts of the defaulter. The notice will also indicate the amount of debt if the defaulter consents
  • The defaulter has the right to enter into an agreement with a buyer to set off the debt.
  1. Cap minimum insurance premiums to Actuarial Prescription
  1. Business Environment

The objective is to make Kenya the most business friendly country in the world. The strategy will ensure removal business bottle necks, reform in regulatory environment including reduction of licenses, removal of excessive and irrelevant regulation, transport reforms, access to Quality timely government services, good infrastructure, facilitate exportation and marketing of Kenyan goods and services

  1. Labour
  • The objective to have a highly productive, well trained and appropriately remunerated labour force to effectively realize economic growth and service delivery.
  • A balance in labour laws to ensure that employees are well remunerated and treated while at the same time ensuring that labour laws do not constraint economic growth.
  • Employees will be protected from unwarranted dismissals but at the same time, the labour laws will be flexible enough to enable employers lay off staff if a genuine need exist.
  • Employers will be obliged to provide good working environment
  • Employees will be obliged to obey employers terms and conditions for service

Manufacturing Policy

  1. Manufacturing Sector

The objective is to support manufacturing sector to ensure its modern and producing world class quality goods of high value which be competitive in the global market

  • Good business environment devoid of legal, administrative & transport impediments
  • Build EPZs with incentives to local & foreign companies to set up manufacturing
  • Prioritize funding to manufacturing sector for modern efficient manufacturing plants
  • Build capacity of KIRDI, technical colleges and ensure actualization of their products.
  1. Treasure and Nurture local manufacturers. The government shall fully support and facilitate  local manufacturers
  2. Cottage Industries

In collaboration with KIRDI, Universities and Technical colleges, young people will funded and trained manufacture of various industrial products on SME basis. These SMEs will then then be upgraded to full scale industries. The government will give fiscal and technical support to these industries

  1. Ensure policies that will enable Kenyans to fully benefit from the AGOA program including manufacturing, training, marketing, export, immigration and diplomatic assistance

 

  1. Import Substitution Policy and Export Promotion Policy- Promote support and subsidize manufacture of imports that can be manufactured locally. These include clothing, shoes and furniture. Technical institutions to be upgraded to offer top notch training programs on these. The products will be of export grade to compete globally
  2. Encourage Mechanization
  • Firms will be encouraged to mechanize in order to produce high quality goods and lower the cost of production
  • Production machinery will be exempt from all taxes
  1. Export Facilitation
  • Provide Manufacturers with information on export market needs
  • Facilitate firms to export
  • Organize Kenyan firms to participate in international expos
  • Provide consistent, quality and affordable energy
  1. Provide consistent, quality and affordable energy
  2. Production of high quality products
  • Help firms upgrade their plants to produce high quality products. Firms will produce high quality products that will attain international standards
  • Government to provide training on quality production of goods
  • Government to ensure that there is a good supply of highly competent technical staff.

Part D- Regulatory Policy

  1. Regulation Reforms.
  • Objective of regulation reforms
    • The objective is to have a regulation environment that enables impartiality and level playing field for all participants in various sectors of the economy. Achievement of this objective will be by aligning the regulators in line with the following guidelines.
  • Scrap redundant regulators, Consolidation of related regulators and overhaul the remaining
  • Remove discretionary powers vested on regulators
  • Ensure that requirements are kept to the minimal required
  • Elimination of redundant, outdated, harsh regulations
  • Multi regulation of a standard over the same issue or product should be kept to the minimum
  • Agricultural Sector Regulation Reforms
    • Repeal AFA Act
    • Removal of licences in the farming sector
    • KEPHIS and HCDA to regulate agricultural inputs and produce
    • Kenya Produces Marketing Board
      • The function of marketing board will be to source for market of Kenyan agricultural produce, conduct market research and advice on market trends
    • Create Kenya GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) Training and certification Services. Extension officers will be trained on GAPs, and then they will train farmers. GAP certification services will then certify the farmers
    • National Agricultural Research institute
      • National Agricultural Research institute shall consolidate all agricultural research institutes. It will be tasked with enhancing technology transfer so that every year a certain number of ordinary small scale farmers in various regions and various crops and livestock attain their (NARI) best yields.
  • Regulatory reforms in financial sector
    • Central bank of Kenya (CBK)
      • CBK shall continue with its current functions.
    • Financial services authority (FSA)
      • FSA shall consolidate functions of capital market authority, insurance regulatory authority, retirement benefit authority and Sacco regulatory authority
  • Health sector
    • All health regulators will be merged into one.
  1. Standards
  • Standards setters.
    • All standards, where required, shall be set and enforced by,
  • Kenya Bureau of Standards for all general products
  • Pharmacy and Poisons  Board for human
  • Pest control Board
  • KEPHIS for Agricultural inputs and produce
  • HCDA for Agricultural exports
  • Department of works for Engineering and Works
  • Public health department for sanitation standards
  • Nema for environmental standards
  • Standards for services, where required, shall be as per their respective Laws
  • The Kenya Bureau of Standards shall be the default standard setter
  • The Kenya Bureau of Standards shall be repository of all standards
  • Multi regulation of a standard over the same issue or product should be kept to the minimum

Part E- Stawi Law Policy

  1. Rule of Law
  • Rule of law is principle of having good laws and their proper uniform application equally on all persons. The decisions of the government and individuals and the relation between the citizens with government and other citizens are based on clear good laws. In rule of law, an impartial, stable and trustworthy justice environment exists. Rule of law also ensures that the laws of a country are Fair, Realistic, Reasonable and Necessary.
  • Principles of Rule of Law
    • Citizens’ Rights, Security and Property being guaranteed by the constitution
    • Good Laws. Just Laws.
      • Just, Fair, Realistic, Logical, Reasonable, Justifiable, Beneficial laws
      • Non-restrictive, non-monopolistic and non-discriminative laws
      • Clear, Unambiguous and non-conflicting laws
    • Respect and adherence to the constitution and laws of Kenya.
    • Adherence to operation of law and Noninterference with operation of law
    • Decisions, Processes and Operations being based on clear laws and norms
    • An Impartial,  Timely, Reliable and Trustworthy Judiciary
    • Law, Logic and Prudence shall apply in government decisions and actions.
    • An effective law abiding police force that provides security, apprehends criminals and conducts proper investigations  in good time and  professionally
    • Full Enjoyment by every citizen of Rights and Freedoms in Bill of Rights. Government shall ensure that citizens enjoy rights and freedoms in Bill of Rights
    • Provision of Government Services being Uniform to all citizens devoid of Favouritsm, Biasness or Discrimination
    • Government officers will base their decisions on law. They will not make arbitrary decisions or decisions in contravention of a law.
    • Provision of government services shall be in full compliance of law. Government officials and the public will comply with law in giving and receiving services. No person will access or be denied a government service on any basis other than as the law or norm of the service being given stipulates.
    • Enforcement of laws and standards shall be in full compliance of the law without favour or discrimination.
    • Rule of law creates create a level ground for all.
    • Enhance and strengthen the office of the ombudsman
    • There shall be a formal feedback platform by the citizens on application, drawbacks, effectiveness, complaints and suggestions on laws and government service delivery and actions
    • The government that takes action on those breaking the law so that citizens can have faith in the laws of the land and create a level playing field.
  1. Judiciary
  • The key objective is to have a Just,  Impartial,  Reliable and Trustworthy Judiciary
  • A Judiciary which the people have faith in, judgments that are just, proceedings are timely and an affordable
  • Have a target of resolving all cases within eight months, latest by one year
  • Enact a new penal code including development of a Graduated Crime Scale based on severity of crime. This will improve fairness and remove the arbitrariness in judgments. The new penal code will also be applied retrospectively to existing cases
  • Digitization of Court Proceedings.
    • All Fillings and documentary evidence shall be digital and filed online
    • All court proceedings shall be documented digitally and  audio visually recorded
    • Court Proceedings and Judgments shall be accessible online except sensitive security cases, family & minor cases or if determined by the presiding court
    • Video link testifying by investigating officers in far off stations
  • Encourage legal alternative dispute mechanism systems
  • No agreement, for an Agreement in Kenya, shall Preclude Kenyan Judicial Authority
  1. Law Review-
  • Laws shall be continuously reviewed and updated to ensure they are Fair, Necessary, Sufficient, Effective, non-conflicting, Logical, justifiable and Beneficial to Kenyans.
  • Progressive laws to enhance Business, Property, legal, Social and Economic development
  • Review the laws to repeal or amend Outdated, Obsolete, Redundant or  Oppressive laws
  • All Laws, Regulations, Policies and Judicial Precedents except the Constitution and International Treaties will have a life span of thirty years.
  • Ensure that all laws related to a particular issue are consolidated
  1. Logical Laws.
  • Laws, Regulations and Standards in being
    • Fair, Realistic, reasonable, Just, Logical, justifiable and Beneficial
    • Non-restrictive, non-monopolistic and non-discriminative
    • Non ambiguous and non-conflicting
  • There should be no unreasonable, outdated or archaic Laws, regulations or standards.
  • Law Logic Test. Absence of a Law, regulation or a standard,  should create a  substantial deficiency, risk, negative outcome, Lawlessness, unhealthy practices, disorder, impendent, peril or  inhibit growth
  • Should be necessary in the first place. A Law, a regulation or a standard shall not exist for its own sake
  • Should be the minimum required for orderly, efficient, normal and just operation of businesses, sector, environment, society and the nation.
  • Must be set to be inclusive to the largest extent possible. A Law or a standard, unless very necessary, shall not exclude the majority.
  1. Any prescribed retribution to an offence must be commensurate with the offence. It should neither bee too harsh nor too lenient
  2. Prohibition of communal retribution. No action shall be taken on a business or business person for commissions or omissions of another business or person. For clarity, there shall be no blanket retribution of composite businesses of an association
  1. State Law Office
  • Capacity enhancement to the office of the attorney general to ensure that the state law office executes its mandate efficiently in provision of legal services to the government
  • The state law office will actively seek to ensure that government contracts of high value comply with law.
  • The state law office will continuously review conduct and actions by government officers and agencies that may be in contravention of law and advice to forestall lawsuits and associated cost. Specifically, it will give an annual report on actions by government officers and agencies that caused lawsuits or damages and advice public officers on how to handle such issues
  • The state law office shall be the lead agency in law reforms

 

  1. Anti-Cartel and Unethical Business Practices Law

A law to expressly prohibit cartels and unethical business practices

  • Generally, a law shall not limit the number of players in a sector
  • A law shall not impose  unjustified restrictive  requirements on businesses
  • No government agency shall limit, directly or indirectly, the number of players in a sector unless a law expressly authorizes the said limitations by the agency.
  • No association can determine the number of players or prohibit entry into the sector.
  • Only an association permitted by a Law can impose a statutory licence on a business
  • Only a law, not an association, a person or a firm, can determine entry requirements into a sector.
  • Only a law can compel statutory use of only an association members for services
  • Only a law can compel a business or firm to join an association.
  • Only the government can charge for use of public facilities, roads, ports, space or utilities
  • Any business engaged in money laundering shall be fined triple the amount laundered
  • Prohibition of practices designed to unethically suppress competitors or kick some players out of market. Allow normal competition, entry and exit of players in a market.
  • Strict enforcement of law in regard to sale of drugs, ivory and other banned products

Part F-Foreign Policy

  1. The objective of the Foreign Policy is to enhance Diplomatic and Economic standing of Kenya in the International Community with a reputation of Peace, Good economic environment and Rule of Law for the economic development of Kenya and improved peace in the world
  2. Alignment of Kenya to the UN resolutions and stand on world security matters
  1. East Africa Region and Africa
  • Increase East Africa Community Economic and Political Integration
  • Integration and Interaction by citizens in east African community
  • Improve the economic wellbeing of East African Member States
  • Enhance rule of law and justice in Africa
  • Improve democracy and political environment in the region
  • Diplomatic participation in finding a lasting solution to peace in countries facing strife
  • Finding a lasting solution to insecurity and illegal fishing in Indian Ocean
  • Increase Inter Africa trade
  • Diplomatic participation to avert famine, wars, conflicts and strife in Africa
  1. International community
  • Increased Kenya’s diplomatic participation in the world
  • Increased participation of Kenya in United Nations and International Bodies to ensure that the UN and International Bodies properly influence the world community to peaceful relations, good social relations and a better world economic environment
  • Improved participation in enactment of international treaties and conventions
  • Enacting treaties under the UN and African Union to protect African states from economic, Legal and Natural resources exploitation
  • Pursuance to non-military conflict resolution approach to international conflict
  1. Foreign missions
  • Ensure the security, wellbeing and justice for Kenyans living in their jurisdictions
  • Ensure that Kenya’s foreign mission build a good  image of Kenya
  • Ensuring there is an effective tourism department in every mission
  • Increasing the capacity of foreign missions to scout for market for Kenyan produce

 

  1. United Nations Office in Nairobi
  • The UNON is a key arm of the United Nations. The office seeks to ensure that the world have a good environment and peace for the benefit of all persons in the world
  • The UNON is mark of confidence in Kenya, a symbol of peace and quality life in Kenya
  • The UNON is good for marketing Kenya as a source of quality agricultural produce, manufactured goods and fabulous climate that  is good for investments and tourism

Part G- Devolution Policy

  1. As per the constitution of Kenya, the objective of devolution is to bring services closer to the people and increased involvement of the people legislation process and on decisions affecting them

Devolution seeks to improve the quality of life of Kenyans

  • Ensure that citizens benefit from the constitution as enshrined in constitution
  • There will be full implementation of devolution as intended by the constitution. All functions in Part 2 of the Fourth Schedule in the constitution, complete with funding and legislation will be devolved to county government.
  • Building the human and technical capacity of the devolved units to increase quality of services. This will include training and increasing the number of staff in critical areas of service provision such as health and agriculture
  • Good working relationship between the national and county government. Each level of government will ensure there is proper consultation and exchange of information in their undertakings to avoid duplication of work and conflicts
  • Review of county laws to ensure that county laws are effective, non-conflicting, logical, and beneficial to Kenyans and enact progressive laws to enhance business, property, legal, social and economic development
  • Ensure county laws do not interfere with smooth flow of economic and social activities
  • Increase funding to counties. A proper base expenditure study for each county will be undertaken so that funds given to counties can be sufficient to run the county and undertake county development projects.
  • Financial accountability in the devolved units
    • For the public to reap the benefit of devolution there will be full compliance of public financial management Act and public procurement & asset disposal Act.
    • Ensuring that proper financial controls are put in place in counties
    • Ensure that all revenue is collected and banked intact
  • Excellent Provision of services. Ensure that services that are offered by the counties as per the constitution are offered effectively, efficiently and sufficiently
    • The constitution devolved key services including health, agriculture, water & sewerage and county roads & works
    • Employment of more extension officers improve agricultural services
    • County governments will be actively involved in setting up agro processing factories and joint marketing of produce
    • Provision of quality health services will be improved by allocating more funds to the county health departments and employment of more medical staff
    • Improvement of water distribution system for domestic, commercial and agricultural purpose
    • Improvement of sewer systems in the urban areas
  • Establish a feedback mechanism from the public to establish gaps and improve service

Part H- Social Policy

  1. Social policy

The Stawi Social policy aims to create social sanity and a social environment that is progressive, decent and functional. Stawi stands for moderate social practices that are within the generally accepted social standards by society of Kenya

  1. Belief in God

The Stawi believes in God and every member shall subscribe to existence and supremacy of God.

  1. The family

The family is the foundation unit of the society. Stawi shall uphold the family, family values and protect the family

  1. Uphold Acceptable Morals
  • Stawi, its Policies and Decisions shall abide by traditionally accepted morals of the Kenyan society.
  • Stawi expressly opposes morals  traditionally not acceptable Kenyan society
  1. Code of Decency  
  • Decent dressing for both men and women
  • Short and combed natural hair for men except for verified cultural or religious reason
  • No tattoos, excess Jewelries or excess makeups.
  • The Code of decency applies to;
    • Public servants at work
    • Students and tutors at all Academic Institutions
    • A person addressing students at an Academic Institution
  • A Firm may adapt the code of decency
  1. Drugs

A person whom it is general knowledge in public domain that he is a drug dealer shall not be a member of the party

  1. Betting
    • Impose a forty percent tax on betting and casino proceeds
    • Set the minimum bet amount at five hundred shillings for phone based and small portable machine bets and  five thousand shillings for casino and online betting
    • Impose a five thousand per month tax on each portable betting machines
  1. Welfare
  • Provision of quality social services to targeted groups including youth, windows, women, old persons and disabled persons
  • Special Programmes for old persons and Persons with disabilities
  • Homeless and street families programme to integrate them into the society
  1. Alcohol control
  • No alcohol outlet shall be located in a building with approved residential units except in town centres and shopping centres
  • No new alcohol outlet shall be permitted in residential areas
  • Rated Hotels with accommodation of two stars and above are exempted
  • Ban advertisement of alcohol
  1. Slum Upgrading Programme

This is a programme to upgrade the slums by providing decent housing and social amenities by having individual landlords construct single room, double rooms and bedsitter highrise buildings which will qualify for rent subsidy programme.

  • Upgrade slum housing by partnering with individuals to build houses which will be covered by rent subsidy programme in which the government will provide the land for slum upgrading programme.
  • Build more schools in slum areas
  • Construct markets where the residents can start small crafts and apparel businesses
  • Train the residents on various crafts and apparel making
  • Train residents on marketing of their products
  • Provide water and sewer in slum areas
  • Provide navigable access roads

 

  1. Rent Subsidy Program

This is a programme designed to subsidize rent for lower income persons living in decent rental houses not exceeding three thousands shillings per room in which the government will pay half of the rent.

  • The object of the rent subsidy programme is provide decent housing to low income earners at affordable cost
  • The rent subsidy programme will improve household incomes by reducing rental cost for families thus availing more resources to food and education
  • The program will be piloted in four high density estates in Nairobi and slum upgrading house programme.
  • The pilot programme will run for three years in pilot estates and ten years in slum upgrading areas
  • A household will be allowed to take two rooms.
  • Review of the program will guide whether the way forward for the programme
  1. Orphans, Windows, Homeless and Disabled
  • Specific measures shall be taken to ensure that orphans, windows,  homeless and disabled  access basic needs including food, health and education
  • Special measures to ensure that orphan, windows, homeless and the disabled are economically empowered and enabled including by facilitating and supporting them to initiate income generating activities
  • Financial and item support to children homes by government
  • Incorporating orphans, homeless and disabled are in slum upgrading Programmes
  • Reserving a proportion of government opportunities to orphans and disabled
  • Taking extra measures on health conditions of orphans windows, homeless and disabled
  • Expand cash transfer program to cover more older persons, windows and disabled

Part J- Regional Specific Programmes

  1. Regional Specific Programmes, Coast
  1. Background
  • Coast province is expansive and lies at the coast of Kenya. The coastline is about 450Km.
  • The province is mainly semi-arid other than the about 20Km coastal strip and the Taita highlands.
  • The topography is generally flat.
  • The area is home to a number of national parks including the Tsavo national park and marine parks in Malindi in Northcoast and Kisingiti in the south coast.
  • Its expansive flat land is a  grassland
  • The coastline provides very beautiful sandy beaches, which attract tourists.
  • Cashewnut, Palm oil, Orange, Mango, Bixa and Coconut farming do well in the area
  • Land is an emotive issue in coast due presence of large number of squatters among the local population while large tracts of land are held by individuals, a substantial number of whom are not locals.
  1. Target Interventions
  • Develop Cashewnut, Palm Oil, Orange, Mango And Coconut farming
  • Encourage tree agro forestry especially along the coastline
  • Improve on tourism
  • Construct more education institutions
  • Train fishermen and finance them to upgrade their fishing to international standards to
  • Empower fishermen to undertake deep sea fishing by having modern deep ocean fishing boats
  • Construct fish processing factories in South Coast, Kilifi and Lamu
  • Wipe out illegal fishing in Kenya’s Exclusive Economic Zone
  • Develop beef farming in the expansive grasslands
  • Buy off the large tracts of lands and resettle squatters. Ensure they are provided with social services including water and schools
  • Establish special economic zones
  • Construction of dams across river Tana and Athi
  • Research on probability of generating energy from Indian Ocean
  1. Regional Specific Programmes, Nairobi
  • Construction of 4,000 classrooms in primary and day secondary schools in existing and new schools. Employment of 6,000 teachers in Nairobi.
  • Upgrade and construct more health facilities to offer quality and affordable healthcare
  • Streamline title processing process. This will enable more people to own land
  • Simplify and streamline house construction process. This will be thru pre approving particular house types for each area in the city. No further government approval will be required once a person gets such a plan from the County or an architect.
  • Introduce five thousand shillings per day congestion tax during weekdays working hours
    • Congestion tax will cover cars in CBD, Upper Hill, Kilimani, Mombasa Road and Westlands to streamline and ensure smooth flow of traffic.
    • The tax will apply on Cars and  Mini vans, other than Matatus & Tour Vehicles
    • Congestion tax exemption will include parkings for Residential, Industrial, Government, Diplomatic, Operation Vehicles, Medical, Social, Elected Officials, Judicial Officers, Senior Public Officials, garages, and other Specified situations.
    • An allowance of three cars per plot  for internal parkings
    • Exemption to existing structural car parks of more than 200 parkings
    • Suburb parkings will be established to serve car owners whose homes may be far away from public transport facilities
    • A two hour daily allowance will be given.
    • A one day per month allowance with operational traffic management system
  • Excellent road network including
    •  Construct flyovers in all major intersections
    • Dual major roads including Juja road, Kangundo road, Lunga Lunga, Argwings Kodhek,  James Gichuru , Magadi road, By-Passes and Limuru Road
    • Ensuring all roads are in navigable conditions
  • Relocate public boarding academic institutions around the CBD to Kabete including Universities and Secondary schools. The land will be used for primary schools, Day secondary schools, leisure and parking
  • Establish leisure parks and sports grounds in the estates to improve quality of living
  • An Effective, Friendly  county government
    • Effective provision of municipal services
    • Provision of clean water
    • Repeal outdated by-laws
    • Ease the business environment laws and support
    • Excellent sanitation programme
  • Pilot rent subsidy program for working class estates
  • Construct industrial godowns and sheds to encourage industrialization and Establishment of  Export Processing Zones
  1. Regional Specific Programmes, Highlands and Western Kenya
  • i Background
    • These include the highlands areas of Mount Kenya, central and south lift, Mt Elgon and Kisii highlands
    • Plains surrounding lake victoria
    • These have a relatively well developed infrastructure
    • The areas have good rainfall and highly productive agriculturally
    • The highland have high population hence densely populated which means at places the land sizes are quite small
    • The main economic engagement is agriculture
  • ii Target Interventions-Highlands and Western Kenya
    • Construction of dams for irrigation
    • Coffee and tea farming. New high yielding varieties and processing them to final consumer product
    • Support maize and wheat farmers by subsidizing farm inputs and refunding indirect taxes on oil products consumed for farming purposes
    • Grain storage and drying facilities by the government
    • Use of tap water for irrigation since there is plenty of water
    • Horticulture and fruit farming including horticultural processing and packaging centres
    • Establish agro processing factories
    • Develop farm mechanization
    • Establish export processing zones
    • Develop tourism in the region
    • Train farmers on GAPs
    • Subsidize farm inputs
    • Extensive research on sugar cane farming to
      • High yield of sugarcane with high glucose content
      • improve sugarcane farming method
      • Improve sugarcane transportation
      • Build more efficient sugarcane factories with high extraction rates
    • Introduction of palm oil farming in western Kenya

 

 

 

 

  1. Regional Specific Programmes, Arid And Semi-Arid Areas
  • i Background
    • The arid and semi-arid areas make up the largest proportion of land Kenya.
    • They receive little Rainfall thus water is perhaps their biggest challenge
    • ASAL infrastructure is poorly developed
    • Education and health facilities are a big challenge, partly contributed by their sparse population
    • The main economic mainstay of these areas is livestock production
    • Due to their climatic conditions, they are sparsely populated
  • ii Target Interventions, Arid and Semi-arid Areas
    • Construction of boarding school complexes, consisting of a primary school, boys secondary school, girls secondary school, technical college and a police station. Thus, children of the arid communities, most of whom are pastoralists, will have access to education, uninterrupted by their parents’ mobile way of living
    • Provide water from the Turkana aquifer, the Mau forests, Mt Kenya and other underground sources for domestic and  irrigation
    • Develop the beef industry including
      • Upgrading the beef cattle
      • Veterinary extension outreach programme training farmers
      • Proper disease surveillance and treatment
      • Construction of modern slaughter houses
      • Use irrigation to grow pasture
    • Agro Forestry farming
    • Improve security in the region by
      • Ensuring the communities are all productively engaged economically
      • Disarming all communities
      • Providing proper government services
      • Brading and micro chipping livestock
    • Develop the road network
    • Construct dams in Thwake, Athi and  the Mt Kenya region rivers and use the water for irrigation in Ukambani and Coast
    • Fruit farming including palm oil and macadamia
    • Improve Crop farming by introduction of drought resistant crops
  • Kenya Stawi, for Peace, Prosperity and  Rule of Law
          • Kenya Stawi Economic Blueprint
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