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Robbing the judiciary: a setback for the right to access justice in Kenya

Introduction The right to access justice in Kenya is a right expressly guaranteed under Article 48 of the Constitution whereby, the State shall ensure access to justice for all persons.1 The right has equally gained...

Fidelity to the law or fidelity to the boss: intricacies of the office of...

Kenyans have in the past few weeks witnessed a myriad of lamentations from the Chief Justice decrying attempts by the executive to undermine the judiciary. The executive in quick rejoinder dispatched the Attorney General...

The Prevailing Denial of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda: Revisiting Falsities...

Genocide is often considered to be the worst of crimes that humanity can inflict on one another. Any country that has ever been touched by the scourge of genocide faces the risk of denial...

Sudan’s transitional government must be supported through COVID-19. Here’s why 

The global nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and the risk that reinfection poses make it clear that no country is safe until all are safe. Countries need to minimise pandemic risks in coming weeks...

Soft censorship and bias: the present-day threats to freedom of the press in Kenya

Media freedom in Kenya is founded on the Constitution, national legislations and international instruments. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) grants every person the freedom of opinion and expression; which includes freedom to...

The Good, The Bad & The Dictum

 Introduction When High Court judges Edward Trevelyan and Alan Robin Winston Hancox sat on the 29th day of January 1979 to read their decision in the petition filed by Anarita Karimi Njeru against the State,...

Why Banking Industry argue that Land Act hinders Business

 Introduction The current Land Act tends to protect borrowers more than financial institutions. Drafters must have been of the view that financial institutions have the potential of exploiting borrowers hence the need to protect...

COVID-19 shows the world needs physicians who can look beyond medical charts

As modern medicine has advanced, so too has our understanding of what affects health. Over recent decades this has generated a number of new fields in medicine. One of the most important that has...

COVID-19 is underscoring the vulnerable lives of Kenya’s artisanal gemstone miners

 In a country like Kenya, artisanal and small-scale mining represents a significant proportion of gemstone mining. Taita Taveta County is the largest producer of gemstones, with artisanal and small-scale mining accounting for over 60%...

Dexamethasone: the cheap, old and boring drug that’s a potential coronavirus treatment

First, we tried the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine. Then we tested the antiviral drug remdesivir. But new UK research gives the strongest indication yet we may have found a useful treatment for COVID-19. This time it’s...
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