The impact of Kenya’s drug policies on human rights: An analysis of the consequences of criminalizing drug use

The drug problem refers to the widespread use and abuse of illegal drugs, prescription drugs, and other substances with negative physical, mental and health consequences. Communally it has had the effect of destroying relationships such as family and friends. It also ruins one’s capability of working and studying which makes society’s economic status plummet because […]

Climate Change & Environment, Issue 88 - May 2023
May 05, 2023
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Mirror, mirror on the wall: Who is the fairest of them all?

Body dysmorphia disorder and cosmetic surgery The establishment of social media in 1997 has fostered better information and communication mechanisms and with this it has its pitfalls.[1] Cyber pressure and cyber bullying based on ones looks have increased the number of people suffering from body dysmorphia disorder (BDD) otherwise referred to as imagined ugliness syndrome. […]

Restoring harmony: Achieving ecological balance in Sub-Saharan Africa’s human-wildlife ecosystems

Evidently, wildlife numbers continue to decrease globally. A 2021 World Wildlife Foundation report[2] however states that globally, conflict-related killing affects more than 75% of the world’s wild cat species, as well as large herbivores such as elephants. The management of the wetlands and protection areas across many national wildlife protection agencies fails to acknowledge both […]

So you know the law, but do you know about cancer?

Cancer refers to a class of diseases in which a cell or a group of cells divide and replicate uncontrollably, intrude into adjacent cells and tissues, and ultimately spread to other parts of the body. If this spread is not controlled, it can result in death. Cancer can be a result of internal and external […]

Rethinking sexual and reproductive health rights in the context of climate change

By the mere fact that the pro-life and anti-abortion billboards were concentrated in Nairobi County, the capital city with a high rate of educated individuals, it would have been easier to buy the pro-adoption argument. Yet, it is this cynical deployment of “pro-adoption” to legitimize the shaming of abortion that blurs the substantive advancement of […]

Climate Change & Environment, Issue 86 - March 2023
March 01, 2023
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The role of international economic law in mitigating climate change

Interestingly, climate change can be deemed to be a result of human activities. Climate change is caused by among other things: generating power by burning of fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas; manufacturing industry produce emissions mostly from burning fossil fuels to produce energy for making things like iron, steel, electronics, plastics […]

Climate Change & Environment, Issue 85 - Feb 2023
January 29, 2023
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Book review: Environmental law and diplomacy by Donald Kaniaru

As an insider, Kaniaru documents, through a collection of articles and speeches, the birth and development of IEL in the first 50 years. Uniquely, the author as a delegate, negotiator, drafter, implementer, capacity builder, judicial officer, and observer of IEL dives into negotiations of treaties, the seat of United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), internal workings […]

An ode to Mount Kilimanjaro: The daunting roof of Africa

What eventually tilted the scales towards my departure for Tanzania was the overwhelming sense of accomplishment and pride that I had experienced earlier in 2022 over the Easter holidays when I successfully summited Mt. Kenya. After the feat, I traveled back home for festivities to join family and friends, and only then did I entertain […]