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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 worth 1.3 billion Kenyan Shillings and further directed that 700 million be dedicated towards an...
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 Commission (TSC), a body with the constitutional responsibility to employ...
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 plantation workers from its Kericho plantation facility. The matter pertains to...
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 Supreme Court of Kenya (SCORK) in the Hussein Khalid case....
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 slum. Within them, there are widespread instances of killings of young males by...
Use of Artificial Intelligence by the Judiciary in the Face of COVID-19

Use of Artificial Intelligence by the Judiciary in the Face of COVID-19

As one of the measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, courts in major parts of the world are delaying trials and temporarily closing doors. While the move...
High Court of Kenya suspends implementation of biometric ID system

High Court of Kenya suspends implementation of biometric ID system

On 30 January 2020, the High Court of Kenya – the first level of the country’s superior courts, whose decisions can be appealed to the Court of Appeal and Supreme...
#Repeal162: Same-Sex Marriage Bogeyman an Incomprehensible Justification for Criminalizing Same-Sex Conduct

#Repeal162: Same-Sex Marriage Bogeyman an Incomprehensible Justification for Criminalizing Same-Sex Conduct

Over the past six years, Kenyan human rights activists, lawyers and organisations have secured key legal victories that have underscored the Constitution’s prohibition of discrimination on the grounds of sexual...
The ‘Unaffordable’ Pro-life Abortion Policy in Kenya

The ‘Unaffordable’ Pro-life Abortion Policy in Kenya

The narrow basis for the procurement of abortions in Kenya discriminates against women and girls based on their sex and gender. The most adversely affected are poor women and girls...
Kimathi and Others v Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Kimathi and Others v Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Kimathi and Others v Foreign & Commonwealth Office [2018] EWHC 2066 (also known as the ‘Mau Mau litigation’, after the Mau Mau rebellion that was instrumental in Kenya’s independence movement)...
The Ogiek Evictions in Kenya – a failed legal solution

The Ogiek Evictions in Kenya – a failed legal solution

The Mau Forest is one of Kenya’s forest reserves, gazetted in 1954 to protect it from deforestation. In 2001, the government carried out an excision of the Eastern Mau region...
Rude Awakening for over 20,000 Residents of Kibera in Kenya

Rude Awakening for over 20,000 Residents of Kibera in Kenya

On Monday, 23 July 2018, over 20,000 residents of Kibera slum in Kenya’s capital of Nairobi woke up to the rude awakening of their forced eviction from a place they...

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