Is the Kenyan Sale of Goods Act outdated for modern commercial transactions? A reform proposal

However, the act has not undergone any significant amendments, as is the case in other countries like the UK. As a result, the Sale of Goods Act (SGA), Cap. 31 Laws of Kenya, has proven to be insufficient for modern business transactions. The Act contains a number of antiquated sections that need to be reformed […]

Commercial Law, Issue No. 85 - Feb 2023, Trending News
January 27, 2023
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Should Kenya tax its way out of the “hole”? Kenya’s 2023 taxation outlook

This paper, therefore, looks at the 2023 taxation outlook in Kenya and discusses areas of change to the national tax policy and recommends adjustments that will reduce the country’s consistent deficit brought about by low tax collection. This paper further proposes some changes to the tax side of the budget that would help increase revenue […]

Commercial Law, Issue No. 85 - Feb 2023, Trending News
January 27, 2023
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Law and State in relation to the bourgeoisie and the proletariat: Is labour undervalued in Kenya?

Substantive arguments The true value of labour A labourer who knows the true value of his labour is an unwelcome guest within a society that has embraced capitalism. Labour has proven to be essential, and the same opinion manifested itself in the mind of John Locke when he came up with the labour theory of […]

Is it okay for Kenya Revenue Authority to monitor your M-Pesa transactions?

The proposal by KRA that has been lingering in many people`s minds is the plan to integrate its tax system with the telecommunication companies, the target being Kenyans who majorly transact via mobile money platforms. KRA will be tracking the 16 percent value-added tax (VAT) on sales as well as the 20 percent excise duty […]

Fintech-driven financial inclusion and consumer protection: Kenya’s case study

Consumer protection has been entrenched in Article 46 of the Constitution which lays forth the rights of consumers including the right to the protection of consumers’ health, safety and economic interests (emphasis added), and gives Parliament the mandate of enacting comprehensive legislation on consumer protection.[1] To this end, the Consumer Protection Act provides for the […]

A commentary on the Court of Appeal ruling in National Bank Limited & another v Basil Criticos, 2022

Introduction In May 2022, there was breaking news that was sponsored by the Court of Appeal decision. These were some of the headlines captured by different media stations ‘Former MP gets Sh 2B in Court fight with National Bank of Kenya’, ‘ Local Bank in Crisis After Court Orders Kshs 2.2 Billion Compensation to Former […]

Ride or die?

Background of the issue It is now a normal occurrence that cyclists are perceivedas less “worthy” road users compared to motorists. To defend this position, one may term it as a manifestation of social classes on the roads. With the less economically empowered- the cyclists, against the motorists with a stronger financial muscle. The aforementioned […]

Commercial Law, Litigation
August 13, 2014
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Commercial Law, Litigation, The Judiciary
December 21, 2013
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