Book Launch: Equality in Kenya’s 2010 Constitution-Understanding Competing and Interrelated Concepts

admin - 20th April 2021

The OxHRH in partnership with AfOx, the Bonavero Institute for Human Rights and Kabarak University is delighted to host the launch of Victoria Miyandazi’s new monograph: Equality in Kenya’s 2010 Constitution: Understanding Competing and Interrelated Concepts (Hart 2020).

Date: 26 April 2021

Time: 9:30 am BST/11:30 EAT

Location: The event will be live-streamed on YouTube, and we encourage sign-up to the launch here.

The launch brings together diverse and leading voices to discuss the concept of equality in the Kenyan Constitution and considers how the diverse equality guarantees clash and are interrelated. Along with Dr Miyandazi, the launch will being with a keynote speech from  Retired Chief Justice David Maraga (Supreme Court of Kenya). It will then proceed to consider differing perspective on equality including:

  • Comparative Perspective from Sandra Fredman (University of Oxford)
  • Equality and Land Rights from Patricia Kameri-Mbote (University of Nairobi);
  • Religion, Culture and Equality from J Osogo Ambani (Kabarak University)
  • Affirmative Action from Christina Murray (University of Cape Town)

The launch is being moderated by Meghan Campbell (University of Birmingham) and Duncan Okubasu (Moi University) and will conclude with remarks from Anne Makena (University of Oxford).

The book launches promising to be an illuminating discussion on how to coherently interpret the constitution in a transformative way to address the myriad inequalities in Kenya.

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