March 27, 2024: Top news events to look out for today

Wednesday, March 27th, 2024 06:30 | By
Transport CS Kipchumba Murkomen. PHOTO/Murkomen(@kipmurkomen)/X
Transport CS Kipchumba Murkomen. PHOTO/@kipmurkomen/X

Here is what you need to know to get up to speed with today's happenings.

e-Mobility Policy launch

Roads and Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen, along with Transport Principal Secretary Mohamed Daghar and the e-Mobility task force, are scheduled to introduce the preliminary version of the National Electric Mobility Policy on Wednesday, March 27.

Murkomen spearheaded the development of the e-Mobility Policy in August 2023.

This policy aims to establish favourable conditions for the advancement, expansion, and uptake of electric vehicles across various transportation modes including road, air, rail, and maritime in Kenya.

NCPD to launch its Strategic Plan (2023-2027)

The National Council for Population and Development (NCPD) is set to launch its Strategic Plan (2023-2027) on Wednesday, March 27.

This plan focuses on several main areas of importance. Firstly, it aims to enhance awareness by educating the public about the rights of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), thus contributing to the creation of a more inclusive society.

Secondly, it seeks to empower PWDs, enabling them to take part in various social and economic endeavours, thereby fostering increased involvement and contribution.

Kindiki in Voi

Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki is currently in Voi, Taita Taveta County, addressing issues surrounding human-wildlife conflict and grievances related to mineral rights.

Tackling the challenges posed by illicit alcohol, narcotics, and psychotropic substances ranks high on the agenda for security and law enforcement agencies operating in the region.

Temporary blackout

Kenya Power has announced a temporary blackout scheduled for Wednesday, March 27, affecting four counties: Nairobi, Tharaka Nithi, Kiambu and Kilifi.

The blackout is due to routine maintenance and will impact various areas within these counties. In Nairobi, parts of Waiyaki Way and Raphta Road will experience outages from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

In Tharaka Nithi County, including Chogoria County Offices, the blackout is scheduled from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Kiambu County, particularly Toll Station and Murera Coffee areas, will be affected from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

Residents in Kilifi, specifically in Watamu and nearby areas, will also experience a blackout during the same period.

The outage will affect various locations, including schools, resorts, businesses, and residential areas within these regions.

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