28TH JANUARY, 2014 CABINET BRIEF Today, Tuesday, 28th January, 2014, H. E.

the President chaired the Second Cabinet Meeting o the year 2014. !uring the "eeting, Cabinet considered the o##o$ing issues%& Cabinet approves inin! Bi"", 2014

Cabinet today a''ro(ed the Mining )i## 2014, and authori*ed its sub"ission to 'ar#ia"ent or debate. The bi## see+s to aci#itate the estab#ish"ent o a (ibrant "inera#s and "ining sector, attract substantia# in(est"ents in geo#ogica# "a''ing, ca'ita# de(e#o'"ent, e,'#oration and e,'#oitation o "inera# resources, and "a+e -enya a hub or "inera#s 'rocessing, (a#ue addition and trade in the Eastern . rican region. /n order to e ecti(e#y regu#ate acti(ities in the "inera#s and "ining sector, the )i## en(isages the enact"ent o a c#ear, si"'#e and trans'arent #ega# ra"e$or+ in #ine $ith the Constitution o -enya 2010, the Jubi#ee Mani esto and 0ision 2010 that see+s to turn -enya into a "idd#e inco"e country by the year 2010. The bi## see+s to bench "ar+ $ith the internationa# best 'ractice es'ecia##y on issues o regu#atory regi"e, roya#ties and engage"ent o co""unities and other sta+eho#ders ensuring that bene its accrued ro" the "ining sector not on#y bene it the current generation but unda"enta##y a#so the uture generations. Cabinet a"so prono#n$e% itse"& on t'e &o""o(in! iss#es) • To enhance security o a## -enyans inc#uding strategic in(est"ents across the country.

• !irected that a## 2ationa# Cerea#s and Produce )oard de'ots be 'ro'er#y stoc+ed $ith erti#i*er on continuous basis through a re(o#(ing und • .## "inistries and de'art"ents $ere directed to ado't targets settings cu#ture and de(e#o' S"art $or+ '#ans that ensures a## sta are 'roducti(e#y engaged and are "ore e ecti(e, e icient and ethica# in de#i(ery o 3ua#ity ser(ices to $ananchi. The "inistries and de'art"ents shou#d ina#i*e the s"art $or+ '#ans4road"a's $ithin the ne,t t$o $ee+s but c#ear#y ocusing on resu#ts to -enyans • The cabinet a#so directed 'ro"'t 'ay"ent o de#i(ery o their "ai*e to 2CP). ar"ers u'on

• The cabinet a#so a''ro(ed -shs 2.1 bi##ion to i"'ro(e the stoc+s in the strategic grain reser(e • The cabinet a''reciated that 500,000 tit#e deeds country $ide ha(e been ina#i*ed • The 2CP) $i## continue to 'urchase "ai*e ro" ar"ers to boost the a(ai#ab#e stoc+s or the strategic grain reser(es. .de3uate unds ha(e been 'ro(ided by the 2ationa# Treasury or this 'ur'ose. • Cabinet urther directed the Ministries o .gricu#ture, !e(o#ution and P#anning, En(iron"ent and 6ater, to continuous#y "onitor the situation in regard to ood, $ater and 'asture a(ai#abi#ity, and ad(ice on additiona# "easures to a(oid a crisis situation. En%s*+

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