COVER STORYJULY 2023
If there is something that is so crucial in a democracy is the need to ensure that information freely flows from one person to another. To this point therefore, it is worth noting that the media simply acts as a vessel through which this information is channelled to the citizens and everybody else. Voters are only able to make informed decisions once they have the right information. Given that they elected the leaders into political offices, they expect that they should be well informed on what the leaders are doing with this power that they have donated to them. In case the leaders breach this trust that has been bestowed on them.
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EDITORIAL| JULY 2023
Press freedom was explained by English poet John Milton in his text Areopagitica (1644), in reacting to a repressive ordinance established by Parliament in 1643. The ordinance required authors.
In our opinion in the June Issue No. 89, we assessed and commented on the then highly debated Finance Bill 2023, which President Ruto has incessantly been forcing on Kenyans, as substantially.
A critic of the legislative and oversight role of the Kenyan legislature in regulating high debts and promoting socio-economic rights
The impact of Kenya’s drug policies on human rights: An analysis of the consequences of criminalizing drug use
Affordability of life: Why a large population of Kenyans continues to live without any form of health insurance
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This speech is included in the anthology of Professor Mutunga’s speeches, writings, and judgments, ‘Beacons of Judiciary Transformation’ co-edited by Prof. Sylvia Kang’ara, Duncan Okello and Kwamchetsi Makokha. His speech highlights the fact that feminism is about being but is not necessarily limited to one’s assigned sex. It is a summons to interrogate the deliberate and presumptuous framing of debates on feminism to exclude men even when they are integral to unraveling entrenched concepts of hegemonic masculinity.
His own feminism is rooted in the tense national political debates at the Senior Common Room at the University of Nairobi in the 1970s when the environment was growing increasingly.