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April 2011/…..The Kenya’s Members of Parliament are blackmailing the people of Kenya and government. The wants to arm-twist government in horse-trading exercise with intention of achieving their heinous, callous and untenable selfishness scheme at the expense of the national agenda; the International Center for Policy and Conflict has said today

This involves MPs making it conditional that passage of government Bills is determinate on government reciprocating by reviewing their salaries. This is outrageous and criminal. These are not government Bills but laws that are supposed to ensure that people of Kenya access the necessary services.

Threatening sovereignty of people and that of their government in this way borders on the unconstitutional; we are a democracy, not an autocracy. There is no way people can be muzzled in the way the MPs are demanding.

ICPC would like to observe that natural justice demand that increment on the salaries of the MPs or any other public officer must be done by a permanent independent body. Further such an increment must reflect and be in tandem with inflationary trends, standardized salary scales for the all public officials devoid of glaring gaps, economic growth and overall GDP and unemployment rates. It is very dangerous to continue entrenching such inhumane inequalities in Kenya.

The President and the Prime Minister must not fail to address national issues to push the interests or give priority to the demands of cruel MPs. It will be and scandalous and detrimental for the President and Prime Minister to yield to the pressure of MPs.

The President declined to sign into law the Cabinet size-fixing Bill after it was passed by Parliament saying that awaits the outcome the Constitutional referendum.  Parliamentarians must wait for the new constitution.

We have 56% of Kenyan population below poverty line with  more than two millions Kenyans condemned to this level last year a lone, unemployment rate of 40% with a projection of 14 million Kenyans without jobs in the next 6 years and a whopping almost 80% of the entire budget accounting for recurrent budget. This situation has not improved but rather worsened.

Reviewing pay structures of MPs at the expense of addressing this security concern in addition to the skyrocketing unemployment rate in the country will have a catastrophic effect.

Concern over slow pace of implementation of reform...

Nairobi 7th June 2012/…The new Constitution of Kenya 2010 provided Kenyans a chance to start afresh through the re-engineering of the social, legal and institutional regimes that have hindered t [ ... ]

Cabinet to Steer Clear from Interfering with Auton...

August 3rd, 2012/..International Center for Policy and Conflict (ICPC) would like to express disgust and utter dismay over the attempts by the Executive vide Cabinet overt inference with Constitut [ ... ]

Avoid taking Kenya back to Pre-2007 Situation

All 222 MPs cease to draw salary from tax payers’ fund effective 31st December 2012; they will be strangers to the August House Nairobi, March 21, 2012 1.       International Center for [ ... ]

Address core issues behind repeated violence in Ta...

Nairobi, Kenya, August 27, 2012/.. International Center for Policy and Conflict expresses concern on the security situation in Tana River and the wider Northern Kenya.  It is worrisome that the c [ ... ]

Press Release Vetting Board Decision Good in Refor...

Nairobi, April 26, 2012……The international Center for Policy and Conflict (ICPC) in commending the Judges and Magistrates Vetting Board after the just released verdict on the suitability and c [ ... ]

Upholding Rule of law Key to building lasting Peac...

  i.         September 7, 2012  On August 4, 2010, People of Kenya made an unmistakable declaration to attain a just, comprehensive, and lasting peace within the bounds of the law. The [ ... ]

Uhuru Kenyatta, TNA and Its Followers Must Respect...

November 12, 2012/…The threat issued by Uhuru Kenyatta over the weekend to political aspirants exercising their Constitutional and democratic rights outside The National Alliance party is dictat [ ... ]

The Constitution Is Clear On Devolution, the Gover...

Nairobi, March 8th,2012…..Our attention is drawn to the ongoing debate in regard to failure by the President to assent to the County Bill. It should be noted that the Constitution establishes di [ ... ]

Statement on Local Prosecutions

The International Center for Policy & Conflict’s (ICPC’s) attention is drawn to recent reports that the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has initiated fresh bid to appra [ ... ]

SOMALIA CONFERENCE AT LONDON

February 23rd, 2012, Nairobi, Kenya/.. International Center for Policy and Conflict (ICPC) welcomes the Somalia Conference being held at London, United Kingdom. This conference offers the unique o [ ... ]

Rule of Law and National Progression

By Ndung’u Wainaina The Constitution of a country, being the domesticated will of the people and social covenant amongst them, form the touchstone of the rule of the law. Rule of law is of grea [ ... ]

Response to William Ruto’s Intention to Return IDP...

Nairobi February 10, 2012/.. Our attention is drawn to a news report published in the Daily Nation of Thursday February 9, 2012 titled Ruto wants to return IDP's land. The said article states that [ ... ]