Statement regarding the death of Thulani Maseko, Eswatini

Thulani was gunned down by masked gunmen in his home in Eswatini whilst watching television with his family on the evening of Saturday 21st January 2023. Thulani’s death also follows a deadly crackdown on of pro-democracy protests in the country in June 2021. The Commonwealth Lawyers Association note that the Commonwealth Latimer House Principles adopted […]

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 […]

Constitutional Law, Issue No. 84 - Jan 2023, Trending News
January 02, 2023
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The true face of extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances: Building a new hope for Kenya

Life is the essence of human existence, fragile but desired by all.[1] In a civilized and well informed society, respect for life is importantly appreciated.[2] Such respect is a mark of decency, so that any form or arbitrariness, rascality or threat towards human life is not only frowned upon, but condemned and deemed dishonorable to […]

Cyber Security, Issue No. 84 - Jan 2023, Trending News
January 02, 2023
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Privacy and data protection from a gender perspective

Privacy and data protection from a gender perspective One of the principles of the Human Rights-Based Principles (HRBP) is the principle of quality and non-discrimination. According to this principle that is embedded on international norms and standards, all human beings have equal rights and their dignity is inherent. This principle, therefore, upholds that all human […]

Issue No. 84 - Jan 2023, Trending News
January 02, 2023
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Pope Benedict XVI: A man at odds with the modern world who leaves a legacy of intellectual brilliance and controversy

While the brilliance of this intellectual legacy will certainly endure, it will also have to contend with the shadows of the numerous controversies that marked Benedict’s time as pope and, later, as pope emeritus. Priest and professor Benedict was born Josef Alois Ratzinger on April 16, 1927, in Marktl am Inn, Germany. During World War […]

Issue No. 84 - Jan 2023, Technology Law, Trending News
January 02, 2023
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Misogynistic artificial intelligence (AI); the threat posed by biased but viral magic avatar applications

Red flags The applications have posed a danger to artists who suffer from the AI models using their work without their consent. The AIs take artworks by artists who put forth a lot of effort to build their abilities and use them for a “nonprofit” project without their consent or payment. Interestingly, in their terms […]