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Public Procurement and Government Contracts 2019 – Kenya

1. General 1.1 Legislation Regulating Procurement of Government Contracts The Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act, No 33 of 2015 (PPAD Act) is the main legislative instrument governing public procurement in Kenya. It became effective in January 2016 and was...

INTRODUCING COMPETITION IN THE ELECTRICITY SECTOR

Introduction The assent into law of the Energy Act, No. 1 of 2019 introduced a number of amendments to Kenya’s energy sector aimed at aligning the sector with the evolving global energy landscape. The Act repeals the Energy Act, 2006, the Kenya Nuclear Electricity...

EMPOWERING LOCAL COMMUNITIES THROUGH NATURAL RESOURCES

Background The issue of revenue share of royalties accruing from natural resources remains a contentious issue between the National, County governments and local communities in Kenya. The Natural Resources (Benefit Sharing) Bill, 2018 (the “2018 Bill”) was introduced...

Alternative Power & Energy, 2019: Trends and Developments

The Kenyan power sector is primarily regulated through the Energy Act, No. 12 of 2006 (the “Energy Act”), which gave effect to the Energy Policy as outlined in Sessional Paper 4 of 2004 (the “Energy Policy”). The Energy Policy covers the electricity, petroleum and...

Firm’s Lawyers Ranked in Chambers Global 2018

Kenya, Projects & Energy  Band 3 Our principal, Mary Chege  was recently ranked by Chambers & Partners in the Projects and Energy Practice area with the following noteworthy mention: "Mary Chege established EMSI & ASSOCIATES and is already highly valued by clients for...