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The Fulcrum for the Invalidation of Kenya’s 2017 Presidential Election: Section 83 of the Elections Act

The Fulcrum for the Invalidation of Kenya’s 2017 Presidential Election: Section 83 of the Elections Act

As earlier reported on the blog, the Supreme Court of Kenya (“the Court”) made history on 1 September 2017 by ...
The Supreme Court of Kenya Has Ordered a Fresh Election. But What Does That Mean?

The Supreme Court of Kenya Has Ordered a Fresh Election. But What Does That Mean?

As reported in an earlier blog post, on 1st September 2017, the Supreme Court of Kenya annulled the result of the ...
Historic Judgment: Kenya’s Presidential Election Declared Null and Void and Fresh Election Ordered

Historic Judgment: Kenya’s Presidential Election Declared Null and Void and Fresh Election Ordered

In an unprecedented turn of events, the Supreme Court of Kenya yesterday, in a 4-2 majority opinion, declared that ...
The Kenyan Election: An Insight into the Effectiveness of Constitutional Guarantees

The Kenyan Election: An Insight into the Effectiveness of Constitutional Guarantees

Kenya held its general elections two days ago, after a period of aggressive political campaigning. This election, ...
What does a Free and Fair Election mean for Kenyans?

What does a Free and Fair Election mean for Kenyans?

Kenyans go to the polls to elect their leaders today, the 8th of August 2017. There are six elective posts that ...
Kenya Enacts Contempt of Court Act to Uphold the Right to a Fair Trial

Kenya Enacts Contempt of Court Act to Uphold the Right to a Fair Trial

For a long time, the law on contempt of court in Kenya was outdated and quite unsatisfactory. However, Kenya ...
The Devil’s in the Dictum: the Kenyan Court of Appeal Wishes Away the Inviolability of the Right to Hold a Religious Belief

The Devil’s in the Dictum: the Kenyan Court of Appeal Wishes Away the Inviolability of the Right to Hold a Religious Belief

High school students subscribing to the Seventh Day Adventist faith have cause for celebration. In Seventh Day ...
A Win For The Freedom Of Expression In Kenya: Criminal Libel Is Unconstitutional

A Win For The Freedom Of Expression In Kenya: Criminal Libel Is Unconstitutional

The Kenyan High court has, in a recent decision, struck a blow for freedom of expression. The case, Jacqueline ...
Lifting the Veil on Enforced Disappearances and Extrajudicial Killings in Kenya

Lifting the Veil on Enforced Disappearances and Extrajudicial Killings in Kenya

Kenya has experienced an upsurge in cases of enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings over the last five ...
Who is my mother? The dilemma of surrogacy agreements – Part I

Who is my mother? The dilemma of surrogacy agreements – Part I

The High Court of Kenya in A.M.N & 2 others v The Attorney General & 5 others was faced with the issue of ...
Promoting the Best Interests of the Child: Kenyan High Court Breathes Life into the Right to a Name and an Identity

Promoting the Best Interests of the Child: Kenyan High Court Breathes Life into the Right to a Name and an Identity

In May 2016, the Kenyan Constitutional and Human Rights Division of the High Court in L.N.W v Attorney General ...
Turning back the clock on Socio -Economic Rights: Kenya’s Court of Appeal decision in the Mitu-Bell Case

Turning back the clock on Socio -Economic Rights: Kenya’s Court of Appeal decision in the Mitu-Bell Case

A July 2016 decision by the Kenyan Court of Appeal in Kenya Airports Authority v Mitu-Bell Welfare Society & 2 ...

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