Cabinet declares Wednesday, Thursday national mourning days


The Cabinet has declared tomorrow Wednesday 14th September 2011 and Thursday 15th September 2011 as days of national mourning following the Sinai fire disaster that has so far claimed several lives.

During the two days the national flag shall fly at half-mast while there will be no celebrations.

The Cabinet that met under the Chairmanship of H.E. President Mwai Kibaki also expressed sincere sympathies to the families of those who lost loved ones, wished quick recovery to persons who suffered injuries and sent a message of hope to the many rendered homeless.

The Cabinet promised government support for those afflicted by the fire

In other business of the day, Cabinet approved a Constitution Amendment Bill 2011.

The bill proposes that an elaboration on the application and compliance of the requirement of a minimum one third parliamentary seats for either gender.

It also proposes setting of the national election’s date on the 3rd Monday of December, every 5th year of the election cycle. Cabinet found the date to be appropriate in view of the government budgetary cycle and the time required for preparations for the next elections, especially in regard to the issue of devolution and delineation of constituencies.

Cabinet has also approved the road map and the institutional arrangement for the implementation of the Lamu Port, South Sudan, Ethiopia Transport Corridor Project (LAPPSET).

The meeting also approved the joint venture in currency printing between the Government of Kenya and De La Rue Currency and Security Printing Ltd.

The Government will take a 40% stake in the new company while De La Rue will control 60% of the shareholding.Source-




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