Rwanda: National memory and violence of forgetting a genocide

The violence of forgetting genocide is violent; as a psychological construct, forgetting inhuman acts leads to them gnawing at the individual conscience and a need to have them violently repressed within the individual. In contemporary Rwanda, the government attempts to keep the national memory of the genocide at the forefront of the story of the […]

Constitutional Law, Elections Law, Issue 88 - May 2023
May 26, 2023
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A blessing or a jinx? The impact of political opposition in contemporary Kenya: building an arena for effective political opposition

Democracy and opposition are supposed to go hand in hand. The nascent debate in Kenya is not just about whether democracy will survive, but about the quality of that democracy if it does. The role, functions, legitimacy and capacity of political opposition, in a situation where it is highly fragmented, constitutes a key aspect of […]

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 […]

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. […]

Family Law, Issue 88 - May 2023
May 05, 2023
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Call a jack a jack, call a spade a spade: The need to rethink the Family Protection Bill, 2023

The Bill further states that it aims to preserve and protect the cultural and family values of the Kenyan people against emerging threats; and, to uphold Article 44 of the Constitution which provides that “a person shall not compel another person to perform, observe or undergo any cultural practice and rite”.[1] In my opinion, this […]