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ISSUE 36

LEGAL TENETS AND STRUCTURAL CONFINES OF WITNESS PROTECTION IN THE KENYAN JUDICIAL SYSTEM

By Lucy A. Oulo and Benta Moige** Introduction The role of witnesses in the dispensation of justice in any civilized society can never be overemphasized. Usually, court relies heavily on the cooperation of both the victims...

Is the right to strike under a threat? : The ploy of injunctions to...

By Joshua Malidzo Nyawa “Heads, I win; Tails, you lose.” Harper Lee, in her most cited novel, To kill a mockingbird, describes the habits of the people living in Maycomb, Alabama, an old town in...

THE SUPREME COURT AND THE STATUS OF JUDGMENTS BY SUPRA-NATIONAL ADJUDICATORY BODIES IN THE...

By Walter Khobe In August 2018, Zimbabwe held its first post-Robert Mugabe elections. The Zimbabwean Electoral Commission declared the ruling ZANU-PF’s Emmerson Mnangagwa as the duly elected President of Zimbabwe in the said election....

THE RULES OF STATUTORY INTERPRETATION AND THE MEANING OF SECTION 43(2) OF THE LAW...

By Sylvester Mbithi “Statutory interpretation” is a legal concept taught in undergraduate law class. That does not mean it is an easy adventure. It is probably the greatest task lawyers undertake, whether in the...

CONFLATED MANDATE? WHY PARLIAMENTARY REPORT ON CONTAMINATED SUGAR FAILED THE TEST OF OVERSIGHT

By STEVE OGOLLA Introduction This article is not concerned with the partisan and parochial posturing that saw the Report of the Inquiry into Alleged Importation of Illegal and Contaminated Sugar in the Country, August 2016,...

Moot Court: Where future lawyers sharpen court room skills: Mount Kenya University School of...

In this first of a series of articles focusing on the teaching of law in Kenyan universities, Lilian Wamuyu visited Mount Kenya University Law School and penned this report. The training courtroom at Mount...

Autocratic Legalism? The intended prosecution of Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu in context

By Walter Khobe Javier Corrales first used the “autocratic legalism” phrase to describe Hugo Chávez’s rule in Venezuela. Corrales identified autocratic legalism with the “use, abuse and non-use . . . of law” to describe...

Why Kipchoge’s spectacular Berlin run sets the stage for faster marathons

Michael Joyner Professor of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic Image Kenyan long distance runner Eliud Kipchoge sets a new world record at the Berlin Marathon. Eliud Kipchoge’s spectacular 2:01:39 marathon world record at Berlin on the 16th of...

EAST AND WEST HOME IS BEST NOT CHINA OR WESTERN COUNTRIES: THE NEW KENYA...

Vine Deloria, a champion of decolonization, gives a basis to investigate colonization. In his essay entitled “Trickster and Messiah” wrote: ‘The burning question that should occupy our time should concern where the complex of...

HOW PROPOSED TAXES WILL PUNISH THE YOUTH, UNEMPLOYED AND HOI POLLOI

By Steve Ogolla Preamble For the avoidance of doubt, the proposed taxes are illegal for being arbitrary, chaotic, excessive, oppressive, and out rightly punitive. A reading of the President’s Memorandum on his refusal to assent to...
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