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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For a long time, the law on contempt of court in Kenya was outdated and quite unsatisfactory.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 ...
Is the two-thirds gender rule discourse engendering double invisibility in public life for other vulnerable groups in Kenya?

Is the two-thirds gender rule discourse engendering double invisibility in public life for other vulnerable groups in Kenya?

It is asserted that an enduring democracy is one that secures the meaningful participation of youth, women, ...
The Ramifications of Kenya’s Decision to Expel Refugees From Dadaab Camp

The Ramifications of Kenya’s Decision to Expel Refugees From Dadaab Camp

The Kenyan government has come under sharp criticism following its decision to return refugees in Dadaab Camp back ...
Local Politics of International Justice in Kenya: How the ICC let the case slip away (Part I)

Local Politics of International Justice in Kenya: How the ICC let the case slip away (Part I)

In the wake of the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) decision to drop charges against the Deputy President of ...
The Dawn of Devolved Government in Kenya

The Dawn of Devolved Government in Kenya

In a landmark paper on Kenyan politics, Daniel Branch and Nic Cheeseman developed the term “bureaucratic-executive ...
Forced Evictions and Demolition of  Informal Settlements in Kenya

Forced Evictions and Demolition of Informal Settlements in Kenya

Forced evictions and demolitions of informal settlements in Kenya have been on the increase in recent days due to ...

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