Timeline

Key dates in the Kenyan tobacco-control journey

Timeline

Key dates in the Kenyan tobacco-control journey

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Jun, 2004

Kenya Ratifies WHO-FCTC

Kenya signed and ratified the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO-FCTC) in 2004.

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Jan, 2006

KETCA Founded

KETCA is always at the forefront in fighting against tobacco industry interference with effective implementation of tobacco control policies in the country.

Over the years, the Alliance has built a robust network of champions spanning from government actors, CSOs, faith-based organizations, academia, media and members of the public.

KETCA has also successfully trained over 5,000 people on tobacco control. Similarly, the Alliance has build over 500 tobacco control champions in the country.

Aug, 2007

Tobacco Control Act 2007

Since its inception in 2006, the Alliance was very instrumental in the push for the domestication of the WHO-FCTC through the enactment of a national Tobacco Control law – the Tobacco Control Act 2007 (CAP 245A).

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Dec, 2014

Tobacco Control Regulations 2014

To operationalize key provisions of the Act, Tobacco Control Regulations were developed in 2014 and later subjected to a long legal battle by the tobacco industry.

KETCA joined the government to successfully defend the Regulations at the High Court, the Court of Appeal and finally the Supreme Court, a battle that took over 5 years.

Dec, 2017

Total Shisha Ban

To curb the growing shisha/ waterpipe menace in the country, KETCA successfully marshalled other pro-health stakeholders in advocating for a total ban of the vice. In December 2017, shisha was officially banned in Kenya.

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