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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...
Fascination with Kenya’s Presidency has Overlooked the Real Changes Happening Locally  

Fascination with Kenya’s Presidency has Overlooked the Real Changes Happening Locally  

Kenya’s 2010 constitution replaced the country’s centralised governance structure with one of the world’s most radical experiments in devolution. Yet to look at current commentary of Kenya’s political crisis is...
The Supreme Countdown: The Fortnight That Shaped Kenya’s Presidential Determination and Beyond

The Supreme Countdown: The Fortnight That Shaped Kenya’s Presidential Determination and Beyond

Since 1 September 2017, when the Supreme Court of Kenya nullified the Presidential election, the spotlight shifted to the final judgment of the apex court. Least remembered, and understandably so,...
Were the Kenyan Presidential Elections, 2017 a true reflection of the electorate’s will? An interrogation of the answer given by the Supreme Court of Kenya

Were the Kenyan Presidential Elections, 2017 a true reflection of the electorate’s will? An interrogation of the answer given by the Supreme Court of Kenya

The determination on the exercise and protection of the electorate’s political rights was before the bench in the Supreme Court of Kenya’s decision in Raila Amolo Odinga & Anor v...
The Kenyan Supreme Court Overturns Presidential Election Results: Of Forms 34As, Bs and Cs

The Kenyan Supreme Court Overturns Presidential Election Results: Of Forms 34As, Bs and Cs

On 8 August 2017, Kenya held her second General Election under the 2010 Constitution. This was the first time an elaborate regime of electoral laws had been used to introduced...
Road to repeat poll in Kenya: Is legislative amendment the cure?

Road to repeat poll in Kenya: Is legislative amendment the cure?

The unprecedented decision of the Supreme Court of Kenya (SCOK) to invalidate the presidential poll in August 2017 has received mixed reactions by the incumbent government and the opposition. The...
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 becoming the second Court in Africa (after Cote d’Ivore) to...
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 presidential election held on 8th August 2017. The result...
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 2017 Presidential Election was not conducted in accordance with, inter...
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, there are two major political parties, the Jubilee Party (Jubilee) (sponsoring President Uhuru...
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 they need to fill. These include the Member of...

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