Inquiries about new NGO law
Last updated on 05-April-2013
Many NGO officials have made inquiries about the requirements of the new Public Benefit Organizations Act, 2013. The Board wishes to clarify that NGOs currently registered under the Non-Governmental Organizations Co-ordination Act No. 19 of 1990 will be deemed registered under the new Act.
All NGOs will be given one year to comply with the new Act once the Cabinet Secretary gazettes the commencement date.
Dr Hezron O. Mc’Obewa,
Charities warned on politics
Last updated on 27-Dec-2012
The NGOs Co-ordination Board wishes to remind NGOs that it is illegal to engage in partisan politics.
NGOs are charitable organisations and should use donor funds for charitable and public benefit purposes.
NGO officials using NGO resources to support political parties or candidates will be dealt with according to the law.
However, NGOs can engage in advocacy and/or civic education in pursuit of the objectives for which they were registered.
Dr Hezron O. Mc’Obewa,
Security advice to NGOs
Last updated on 21-Nov-2012
The NGOs Co-ordination Board has received inquiries from some international NGOs about the security situation in the country, especially in areas where they are implementing projects. The Board wishes to state as follows:
We are aware that there were pockets of insecurity in Garissa town in Garissa County and Baragoi area of Samburu County in the recent past.
The security agencies have been working round the clock to ensure security is restored in these areas.
NGO staff working in or travelling to these affected areas are urged to be vigilant and seek help and/or advice from security personnel while travelling and while in the field.
We are monitoring the security situation and are in constant consultation with the security agencies and we shall update NGOs on this matter as necessary.
Dr. Hezron O. Mc’Obewa
Minister gazettes new NGO service charges
Last updated on 05-Nov-2012
New service charges for NGOs have been published.
In a special issue of the Kenya Gazette dated November 2, 2012, the Minister of State for National Heritage and Culture, Hon.
William Ole Ntimama, amended the Non-Governmental Organisations Regulations,
1992, by deleting the Third Schedule and substituted it with a new schedule.
Effective October 31, 2012, the new charge will be as
Our Kisumu Office has moved
Last updated on 04-Oct-2012
This is to inform our esteemed clients and the general public that we have
relocated our Kisumu office from Nakumatt Mega City Building, Mezzanine
Floor, Room 23, to Milimani, Adala Otuko Road, behind St.
Joseph Catholic Church in Kisumu. Our postal address and telephone
contacts remain the same. You can reach our Kisumu office by following the
directions on this map or call Tel:
Board gets new Executive Director
Last updated on 11-Sep-2012
Dr. Hezron Otieno Mc’Obewa is the new Executive Director of the
NGOs Co-ordination Board.
He replaces Amb. Peter O. Ole Nkuraiyia, who joined the
Constitution Implementation Commission as Secretary/Chief Executive Officer in May.
In the Kenya Gazette notice of August 10, 2012, the Minister of
State for National Heritage and Culture, Hon. William Ole Ntimama, EGH, MP,
appointed Dr. Mc’Obewa to serve for a period of three years effective August 8, 2012.
A medical professional, Dr. Mc’Obewa, 36, brings to the Board a wealth of
experience having been involved in charity for many years....