In the Spotlight, Issue 90 - July 2023, Opinions
July 06, 2023
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New beginning or a false start?

The inauguration of the Kenya Kwanza government filled the hearts of a large majority of hustlers with much joy, in the belief that it heralded a great new dawn that would see hustlers of this great country witness prosperity, equity and human dignity. The momentous occasion, celebrated at a packed to overflowing Kasarani stadium, persuaded […]

Human Rights, Issue 89 - June 2023, Opinions
June 01, 2023
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Copyrights by non-human entities: Is it time Kenya?

Discussions around ownership of copyrights by non-humans were entertained in the popular case, Naruto v Slater,[1] popularly known as the “Monkey Selfie case”. The California district court and the Court of Appeal of the Ninth Circuit were tasked with determining if Slater and Wildlife Personalities Limited infringed upon a macaque’s photographs (copyright works). The macaque, […]

Issue 89 - June 2023, Opinions
June 01, 2023
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Encountering purpose in life

It’s easy to dismiss someone you meet randomly in your everyday routine, not realizing they may have a significant impact on your future. That person may be sent to inspire you, impact your life positively, or even challenge you to grow in ways you never imagined. Every encounter has something to teach us, and it’s […]

Issue 89 - June 2023, Opinions
June 01, 2023
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Letter from the Editor-in-chief

As we continue to cater to the needs of our readership within and beyond the Commonwealth, our mission remains resolute— to offer a platform for an informed and critical discussion on integral national values and principles of governance. Yet, in this endeavour, we still address the topical issues that underlie modern society: the convergence of […]

Issue 88 - May 2023, Opinions
May 02, 2023
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Why I salute the late Justice Hayanga

In a functioning constitutional democracy, an impartial and independent judiciary with the power to remedy breaches of fundamental rights is indispensable. Justice Hayanga understood this and used his legal acumen to further cement the supremacy of the Constitution in the protection of fundamental constitutional rights. This was almost a decade before the adoption of our […]

Editorial, Issue 85 - Feb 2023, Opinions, The Judiciary
January 31, 2023
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Judges of Specialised Courts Deserve Equal Treatment

The 2010 Constitution sought to re-imagine our judicial system by establishing specialized courts with the same status as the High Court. Kenyans felt that the areas of employment and labour relations, and the environment and land disputes deserve special and focused attention, beyond the general approach to all other disputes. Given the centrality of these […]

Headlines, Issue 85 - Feb 2023, Opinions, The Judiciary
January 24, 2023
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The specialist courts are not lesser temples of justice

The recent judicial appointments to the Court of Appeal by the President, upon recommendations of the Judicial Service Commission, stand in sharp focus for their omission or lack of consideration of any of the judges from these specialized courts at Article 162. The distinctiveness of these courts was a matter of deliberate constitutional design to […]