Blow to President Ruto as High Court suspends Finance Act, 2023

In our opinion in the June Issue No. 89, we assessed and commented on the then highly debated Finance Bill 2023, which President Ruto has incessantly been forcing on Kenyans, as substantially unconstitutional and anti-devolution. Although having been assented into law on 26th June 2023, the implementation of the Finance Act, 2023 has now been […]

In the Spotlight, Issue 90 - July 2023, Trending News
July 06, 2023
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Sandra Ochola’s remarkable journey to a transformational future

In a world often shaped by conventional norms and expectations, there are individuals who defy the odds, break through barriers and pave the way for others to follow. Sandra Ochola is one such remarkable individual-a trailblazer whose journey embodies resilience, passion and a relentless commitment to effecting meaningful change. From qualifying as an Advocate of […]

Human Rights, Issue 89 - June 2023, Religion, Trending News
June 01, 2023
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Kenya cult deaths: A new era in the battle against religious extremism

Fathima Azmiya Badurdeen, who has studied the drivers of religious extremism, particularly among violent extremist groups in the east African region, talks to The Conversation Africa’s Julius Maina about the cults and religious extremism challenges in Kenya where freedom of religion or belief is protected by the constitution. What do we know so far about […]

Issue 88 - May 2023, Trending News
May 02, 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. […]

Constitutional Law, Issue 88 - May 2023, Trending News
May 02, 2023
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For the people or with the people? An appraisal of the right to assembly and the practice in Kenya

The opposition has for decades been a headache to the government of the day through the organization of these demonstrations which springs from Article 37 of the Constitution. Under the wake of the new Constitution promulgated in 2010, the country has witnessed at least three demonstrations organized by the Opposition to wit: following the announcement […]

Issue 88 - May 2023, Trending News
May 02, 2023
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Corpse versus cops and matatu drivers: Justice from the graveside? A wake-up call in the memory of Michuki rules

Matatu is a Kikuyu language coinage for vehicles that charged thirty cents to ferry passengers in the budding post-independence Nairobi City. The first matatu models were of Ford construction as brought out by Ngugi wa Thiong’o in his novel Devil on the Cross.[1] Was it coincidental that matatu drivers would later be termed as those […]

Elections Law, Issue 88 - May 2023, Trending News
May 02, 2023
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CLA on freedom of expression, the rule of law and support for fair and free elections in Zimbabwe

For democracy to flourish, informed and tolerant debate is essential. Contrary views must be respected. Some events have occurred in Zimbabwe which cause concern to the CLA. The Private Voluntary Organisations (PVO) Bill which has passed Parliament has attracted much comment. The CLA considers the PVO Bill to be inconsistent with the Constitution of Zimbabwe […]