Media freedom will survive insult and emotion, calumny and invective

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 to get prior approval from an official licenser before the publication of printed materials. Thus, Milton stated regarding the impugned ordinance, “Truth and understanding are not such […]

Economy, Finance & Tax, Editorial, Issue 89 - June 2023
June 03, 2023
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Finance Bill 2023 is substantially unconstitutional and anti-devolution

The infamous housing levy that President William Ruto is forcing on Kenyans has elicited considerable debate in the country. While many Kenyans rightly worry about the economics and fairness of the programme, few have raised questions about the constitutionality of the levy. One of the biggest casualties of this forced housing contribution is county governments. […]

Freedom of religion: a call to order

To our credit as a country, freedom of religion is one area that has enjoyed relatively few hardships, with persons being allowed to practice their faith unhindered. There have been no major penalties and disabilities hampering the freedom of religion. As a result, we have had exponential growth, particularly in evangelical churches, owing to a […]

Editorial, Issue 85 - Feb 2023, Opinions, The Judiciary
January 31, 2023
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Judges of Specialised Courts Deserve Equal Treatment

The 2010 Constitution sought to re-imagine our judicial system by establishing specialized courts with the same status as the High Court. Kenyans felt that the areas of employment and labour relations, and the environment and land disputes deserve special and focused attention, beyond the general approach to all other disputes. Given the centrality of these […]