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Daily Nation : February 19th 2014
DAILY NATION Wednesday February 19, 2014 LAW | Regulations to manage women and youth cash get the nod MPs approve rules to govern Uwezo Fund Cash to be released as soon as possible before the end of current fiscal year BY JOHN NGIRACHU @JohnNgirachu firstname.lastname@example.org Y ouths will soon be able to borrow loans from the Sh6 billion Uwezo Fund after the National Assembly yesterday approved rules on how the money would be managed. The only hurdle now re- mains the official publication of the regulations. Before the regulations were approved, members agreed that each constituency would get at least Sh19 million. ODM MPs James Nyikal (Seme) and Millie Odhiambo (Mbita) were ordered to leave the chambers after Dr Nyikal said the fund was “the only good thing from the last election where Jubilee rigged to win the presidency in the first round.” Ms Odhiambo will also face the Powers and Privileges Committee for heckling Deputy Speaker Joyce Laboso after Dr Nyikal was ejected from the House. Before the exchange, Ma- jority Leader Aden Duale had said that the amendments made earlier by the Senate did not change the spirit of the fund’s regulations. “Between the membership of the two Houses, those who need these regulations most are the members of the National Assembly. These funds will be administered at the constituency level. The women and youths will access these funds at the constituency level, not the Senate or county level,” said Mr Duale. He said members of the National Assembly had “more roles” in the management of the Uwezo Fund. “Our people have waited for these for too long,” he said. Delegated Legislation Committee chairman William Cheptumo said the rules would retain the distribution of the fund at the constituency level. He said after the regulations were passed, the Planning Ministry would name the National Oversight Board for the fund, while MPs would set up constituency Uwezo Fund Sh19m Amount at least women and youth in each constituency will get INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE Somalia Program P.O. Box 62727, 00200. Nairobi, Kenya. TEL: (254-020)2719236 / 22727730 •FAX: (254-020) 2717763 e-mail: email@example.com TENDER NOTICE Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a global leader in emergency relief, rehabilitation, protection of Human rights and post-conflict development. The IRC has been working in Somalia since 2006, providing essential services to conflict and disaster affected communities. This Tender Notice informs the general public that the IRC has a requirement for suppliers who are duly registered in Kenya to supply the following items: - No. 1 2 3. 4. Description Assorted Drugs & Pharmaceutical Supplies Assorted Supplies Assorted Supplies Assorted Clinical Supplies Laboratory Laboratory Reference No. 2SO/GL/1483 2SO/GL/1484 2SO/MQ/1485 & 1486 2SO/GL/1487 Tender documents are available for collection at: International Rescue Committee Office, Laiboni Centre, 5th February 2014 at 4:30pm and shall be valid for 60days from the date of closure. For any clarification and list of the items in soft, get in touch with Supply Chain department vide telephone or through the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org Country Director IRC Somalia Nairobi Floor, Lenana Road, Nairobi on payment of a Non-refundable fee of Kshs. 2,000/= for each document. The bids should be submitted by 25th P.C.E.A UNITY CHURCH EXPRESSION OF INTEREST P.C.E.A Unity Church, Unity Parish, Nairobi intends to construct a new sanctuary and associated external works and services to meet its vision and invites qualified firms to submit their expression of interest for the following works and services: i. Civil / Structural Engineering ii. Mechanical / Electrical Engineering iii. Building Contractors REQUIREMENTS: i. Firm’s legal status (provide copy of certificate of incorporation or registration) ii. Valid tax compliance certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority iii. Experience in delivery of similar projects within the past 10 years (Attach letters of reference from clients) iv. Indication of technical capacity (Provide a company profile with curriculum vitae of staff you propose for the assignment) v. Building contractors must be registered with the National Construction Authority class NCA6 and above. The Expression of Interest and accompanying documents must be submitted in a plain sealed envelop clearly marked “EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR PROVISION OF SPECIFIC SERVICE FOR THE PROPOSED NEW SANCTUARY FOR THE P.C.E.A UNITY CHURCH, UNITY PARISH, NAIROBI” and addressed to: The Chairman, Sanctuary Committee P.C.E.A Unity Church, Unity Parish, Nairobi P.O Box 21996 – 00400 Nairobi, Kenya Or dropped in the Tender Box located at the Church premises (Umoja innercore, Moi Drive, opposite Peter Kibkosya Primary School, Nairobi.) The completed documents should be submitted to the above addresses not later than 6th March 2014 at 12 Noon. The committee will notify successful firms after the short listing exercise. committees, which would identify the beneficiaries and distribute the loans. But he cautioned that too many bodies would eventually cause delays in the disbursement of the funds. “If we pass these regula- tions, we’ll be having at least Sh19 million to our constituencies. We need that money to begin to help our youth and our women so that they participate in the development of our country,” he said. Ms Gladys Wanga (Homa Bay County, ODM) said the funds should be released as soon as possible and before the end of the current financial year. She said she would have wanted officials of the Youth and Women Enterprise funds included so that groups that default on payments in other funds do not find their way to Uwezo. Jubilee leaders had prom- ised during their campaigns that they would set up the fund with the money that would have been used to pay for a run-off presidential election. They used the pledge to rally the youth to vote in large numbers to avoid a second round. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission declared Mr Uhuru Kenyatta and his running mate, Mr William Ruto, the winners of the election, having garnered more than the 50 per cent plus one vote needed to avoid a run-off. National News 11 MARCH | Remembering hero Kimathi BRIEFLY KIRINYAGA Siblings count losses as fire destroys houses Property worth thousands of shillings was destroyed when two houses caught fire in Kirinyaga County. The fire in Kiaritha village started in one of the timber houses at around 7pm on Monday and spread. However, the owners, who are brothers, managed to escape unhurt. Area police commander Christine Mutua said the source of fire could not be immediately established. MERU Ward rep dies in car crash at black spot A member of the Meru County Assembly died yesterday after his vehicle rolled. Maua ward representative Abednego Mitine alias Kastarehe died in the 3pm accident at the Subuiga black spot on the Meru-Nanyuki Road. Buuri police boss John Ngare said Mr Mitine was heading to Meru from Nanyuki Town where he was attending a meeting. Mr Mitine was rushed to St Theresa Kiirua Mission Hospital, where he died. KIAMBU Butchers go on strike to protest against fees Butchers in Juja yesterday went EVANS HABIL | NATION Activists march near the statue of freedom fighter Dedan Kimathi in Nairobi yesterday to commemorate the day the freedom fighter was executed in 1957. on strike to protest against a new fee charged by the county government. The traders also accused the county of ignoring a court order stopping the Sh100 fee for every animal slaughtered. The butchers also held protests and threatened to block Thika Road. Area MP Munyua Waititu accused the county government of frustrating the business community.
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