SID Memorandum to the Kenya PBO taskforce on amendments to the PBO Act 2013

Over 2013-2014, the Kenya Government made five attempts to amend the Public Benefits Organisations Act of 2013. The amendments have caused anxiety that the enabling environment contained in the Law and the Constitution of 2010 is under threat. The month of March 2015 sees a crucial moment in the future of the PBO sector. After ten regional consultations, a PBO Taskforce is set to conclude its public consultations on amendments to the PBO Act (2013). How it packages its findings and what eventually ends up in the National Assembly will place Kenya either on the path of trust and collaboration or the path of mistrust and confrontation between National Government, PBOs and County Governments. It is in this context that SID has made this submission. For further reading see

SID memorandum