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Lobbies reject CS Kuria’s plan to weaken tobacco laws

In Summary •Kuria’s plans threatened the United Nations-led programme in western Kenya where former tobacco farmers have been transitioned to high-value crops such as iron-rich beans. •The statement was also signed by the Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance-Kenya, Consumer Information Network, International Institute for Legislative Affairs (IILA), and the National Taxpayers Association.   Health lobbies have opposed ongoing plans to...

Gov’t urged to implement the 2021 Tobacco industry interference report

The government has been urged to implement a number of recommendations made in the Kenya 2021 Tobacco Industry Interference Index Report. In the report by Consumer Information Network (CIN) , the government has been accused of failing to protect Kenyans from effects of Tobacco usage despite pressure from lobby groups. CIN recommends that the ministry of...