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Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission IEBC v. National Super Alliance (NASA) Kenya & 6...

By Anthony Muriithi Kireria The 1st Respondent an electoral commission floated an open tender for printing and supply of election materials for Kenya’s General Elections slated for 8th August, 2017 which tender was awarded...

THE CONSTITUTIONAL AND LEGISLATIVE RESPONSES ON DILEMMAS FACING SHARING OF OIL BENEFITS: THE CASE...

By Tioko Ekiru Emmanuel The massive discovery of oil, gas and minerals in various parts of the world has been established to be key drivers’ source of great wealth in resource-rich nations. Furthermore, the domestic...

HUMAN RIGHTS AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: CONFLICT OR COEXISTENCE?

*Bosire Chrispin “The balance between public and private interests found under the international human rights instruments, is one familiar to intellectual property law.” This seminar paper interrogates the nexus between human rights and intellectual property rights...

Budget making Process that Kenya deserves

The budget making process as currently fashioned is flawed. It is full of redundancies that waste time and money without increasing accountability, fairness or transparency. Despite the constitution 2010 foreseeing this weakness and creating...

JUSTICE J.B. OJWANG’ AND THE CASE OF THE HIJAB: A CELEBRATION OF A DISSENT

Walter Khobe The Supreme Court of Kenya rendered judgment on the question of whether church sponsored schools can bar muslim students from wearing the hijab while they are in school in the case of Methodist...

Why al-Shabaab targets Kenya, and what can be done to stop attacks

By Brandon J. Cannon and Martin Plaut Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the terror attack in Nairobi in which scores of people were killed and injured. The question the terror attack raises is why the...

Why photographs of dead in Nairobi terror attack failed journalism — and dishonoured victims

By George Ogola An article by the New York Times on the Riverside terrorist attacks in Nairobi has provoked fury and consternation in Kenya. The article features a photograph by AP credited to the photographer...

How foreign backing is keeping Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir in power

By Martin Plaut Day after day Sudanese are taking to the streets to protest against the rule of Omar al-Bashir. The president, who himself seized power in 1989 when he led a coup, is facing...

Why Sierra Leonean women don’t feel protected by domestic violence laws

By Luisa T. Schneider Sierra Leone has a long history of sexual and gender based violence, dating back to the colonial era and stretching into the years of independence which began in 1961. The country’s...

Why Gbagbo acquittal is a bigger blow for the ICC than the Bemba decision

By Luke Moffett   Just less than three years into their trial former Côte d’Ivoire President Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé, leader of the youth militia, have been acquitted and ordered to be released by...
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