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Matrimonial Property Rights in Kenya: The Long Road Ahead for Women’s Rights

Matrimonial Property Rights in Kenya: The Long Road Ahead for Women’s Rights

Over the last decade, Kenya has taken some steps to promote fairness and secure women's rights within the ...
Setting the Record Straight on Socio-Economic Rights Adjudication: Kenya Supreme Court’s Judgment in the Mitu-Bell Case

Setting the Record Straight on Socio-Economic Rights Adjudication: Kenya Supreme Court’s Judgment in the Mitu-Bell Case

On 11 January 2021, the Kenyan Supreme Court delivered the judgment in Mitu-Bell Welfare Society. The case ...
Kenyan Supreme Court on Structural Interdicts and Application of UN Guidelines on Evictions

Kenyan Supreme Court on Structural Interdicts and Application of UN Guidelines on Evictions

The Kenyan Supreme Court has overturned a Court of Appeal decision which found that the forceful eviction of the ...
The Tune Goes On: Appointments to Tribunals Must Adhere to The Two-Thirds Gender Rule

The Tune Goes On: Appointments to Tribunals Must Adhere to The Two-Thirds Gender Rule

In Bernard Odero Okello & another v Cabinet Secretary for Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development, ...
Kenyan Lessons on the right to education as a human right amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic

Kenyan Lessons on the right to education as a human right amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic

In BPA v Directors, Brookhouse Schools,  a group of parents ofminors at Brookhouse Schools, a private school, ...
Fighting for fair representation for women through dissolution of the Kenyan Parliament

Fighting for fair representation for women through dissolution of the Kenyan Parliament

In the Chief Justice’s advice to the President, Kenya’s current Chief Justice David Kenani Maraga has advised the ...
Kenya’s Constitutional Court Certifies Structural Interdict as an Interlocutory Remedy

Kenya’s Constitutional Court Certifies Structural Interdict as an Interlocutory Remedy

Kenya's constitutional court has demonstrated its flexibility in facilitating the progressive realisation of the ...
Using Human Rights to Protect the Environment in Kenya

Using Human Rights to Protect the Environment in Kenya

Kenya’s Environment and Land Court recently awarded the inhabitants of Owino-Uhuru village in Mombasa, damages ...
Vicarious liability for acts of sexual and gender-based violence by teachers in Kenya

Vicarious liability for acts of sexual and gender-based violence by teachers in Kenya

In Teachers Service Commission v WJ & 5 others [2020] eKLR, the Court of Appeal held that the Teacher’s Service
The Kenyan Tea Workers’ Case: Evaluating the Impediments to Holding MNCs Accountable for the Actions of their Subsidiaries

The Kenyan Tea Workers’ Case: Evaluating the Impediments to Holding MNCs Accountable for the Actions of their Subsidiaries

Recently, a human rights complaint was registered against Unilever at the United Nations by a group of Kenyan tea ...
Kenyan High Court breaks rank with Supreme Court on the right to prompt notification for reasons of arrest

Kenyan High Court breaks rank with Supreme Court on the right to prompt notification for reasons of arrest

In Mohamed Feisal& 19 others v Henry Kandie et. Al. the Kenyan High Court departed from a decision by the ...
Denial of the Right to Life in Kenya’s Urban Settlements

Denial of the Right to Life in Kenya’s Urban Settlements

Over 56% of Kenya’s urban population live in informal settlements, with Kibera in Nairobi being Africa’s biggest ...

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