A commentary on the unemployment crisis in Kenya

Unemployment is not a newly emerging issue.[1] It has historical underpinnings attached to it that cannot just be wished away. Notably, employment is a global problem but is felt more especially in developing states which are often referred to derogatively as third world countries.[2] Further, the thorny issue of unemployment can affect anyone, but its […]

Human Rights, International Law, Issue 88 - May 2023
May 05, 2023
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Affordability of life: Why a large population of Kenyans continues to live without any form of health insurance

An equation of quality and timely healthcare services equates to good healthcare and an expensive bill. The health schemes cushion people from expensive bills, by funding medication at a time of need. But is this really true? What is the cost of getting health insurance cover? With the minimum wage of an average Kenyan at […]

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 […]

Agriculture, International Law, Issue 87 - April 2023
April 03, 2023
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Dietary insults and the checkmate of COP27’s negotiations: Rinsing nutritional genomics vis- à-vis the impacts of pollution on the Kenyan foods

The father of medicine, Hippocrates, advised against using medicines when a person could be healed by nutrition.[1] This implies that eating a healthy diet is crucial for maintaining good health and disease prevention. No wonder the modern adage says that an apple a day, keeps the doctor away. Put in another way, ‘Let food be […]

Book review: Queer lawfare in Africa – Legal strategies in contexts of LGBTIQ+ criminalisation and politicisation [Guest Post]

Queer Lawfare, according to the authors, is a strategy where rights and/ or laws are tactically employed to advance politically contested goals with regards to the rights of the LGBTQIA+ community. In the words of Siri Gloppen, Adrian Jjuuko, Frans Viljoen, Alan Msosa, the term “lawfare” used in the book describes the following:        The […]

International Law, Issue 87 - April 2023, The Judiciary
April 03, 2023
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Declaration on preserving and strengthening the independence of the judiciary and on ensuring the independence of the legal profession

This declaration reemphasises the importance to the rule of law of a functioning independent Judiciary, properly funded and comprised of appropriately appointed judges. In addition, an independent legal profession is critical to democracy, enabling government and public entities to be held to account. This meeting of Commonwealth Bar Leaders was an inaugural event for the […]

International Law, Issue 87 - April 2023, The Judiciary
April 02, 2023
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Decoding the Supreme Court’s election commission judgment – III: On Assuring accountability [Guest Post].

Others, including this blog, have already explained the Court’s two opinions. Therefore, in this piece, I will skip discussing the basic facts and issues outlined in the case. This post, moreover, does not seek to excavate reasoning I thought latent in the two opinions. Instead, I want to bring an argument about the ECI’s functioning into […]

Lost in the gulf: Examining the foreign affairs crisis of Kenyan migrant domestic workers in Arabian States

A reading of these facts is bound to arouse and beg multiple questions in the reader’s mind. To whom or to what can this sad state of affairs be attributed? Is it the victims themselves who willingly take these death trips despite having full knowledge of the carnage that awaits them? Is it the government […]