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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...

Digitization of Kenya’s Land Transactions and Processes

On April 4th, 2018, the Principal Secretary for the Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning issued a public notice with regards to preparation of online services and online processing of land transactions at the lands registry in an effort to digitize the lands...