Separation of church and state: Advocating for the repeal of sections 162 and 165 of Kenya’s penal code

This is especially relevant since the former Attorney General, in his affidavit in the consolidated Petition 150 and 254 of 2016 mentioned the fact in challenging the prayers sought in the case stating ‘The preamble to the Constitution acknowledges the supremacy of the almighty God who is the objective moral lawgiver and that this informed […]

Go hard or go home; a call for the re-examination of the death penalty rule in Kenya

After long court proceedings, the matter was recently settled where Leliman was sentenced to death while the other two police officers were sentenced to a term of 20 to 30 years in prison. 1.0.        Introduction Until the recent ruling of the Willie Kimani case, many Kenyans had forgotten or were unaware of the existence of […]

Headlines, Issue No. 86 - March 2023, Trending News
March 01, 2023
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2022 C.B Madan Awards: Honoring legal pioneers and embracing digital delivery

The Strathmore Law School was buzzing with excitement on Friday, February 24th, 2023, as the 2022 C.B. Madan prize awards incorporating the Strathmore Law School outstanding students awards as well as the C.B. Madan memorial lecture, was held. The event, which is annually scheduled but was delayed to this year due to unavoidable circumstances was […]

Statement regarding the death of Thulani Maseko, Eswatini

Thulani was gunned down by masked gunmen in his home in Eswatini whilst watching television with his family on the evening of Saturday 21st January 2023. Thulani’s death also follows a deadly crackdown on of pro-democracy protests in the country in June 2021. The Commonwealth Lawyers Association note that the Commonwealth Latimer House Principles adopted […]

Commercial Law, Issue No. 85 - Feb 2023, Trending News
January 27, 2023
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Should Kenya tax its way out of the “hole”? Kenya’s 2023 taxation outlook

This paper, therefore, looks at the 2023 taxation outlook in Kenya and discusses areas of change to the national tax policy and recommends adjustments that will reduce the country’s consistent deficit brought about by low tax collection. This paper further proposes some changes to the tax side of the budget that would help increase revenue […]

Commercial Law, Issue No. 85 - Feb 2023, Trending News
January 27, 2023
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Law and State in relation to the bourgeoisie and the proletariat: Is labour undervalued in Kenya?

Substantive arguments The true value of labour A labourer who knows the true value of his labour is an unwelcome guest within a society that has embraced capitalism. Labour has proven to be essential, and the same opinion manifested itself in the mind of John Locke when he came up with the labour theory of […]

Is it okay for Kenya Revenue Authority to monitor your M-Pesa transactions?

The proposal by KRA that has been lingering in many people`s minds is the plan to integrate its tax system with the telecommunication companies, the target being Kenyans who majorly transact via mobile money platforms. KRA will be tracking the 16 percent value-added tax (VAT) on sales as well as the 20 percent excise duty […]

Constitutional Law, Issue No. 84 - Jan 2023, Trending News
January 02, 2023
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The true face of extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances: Building a new hope for Kenya

Life is the essence of human existence, fragile but desired by all.[1] In a civilized and well informed society, respect for life is importantly appreciated.[2] Such respect is a mark of decency, so that any form or arbitrariness, rascality or threat towards human life is not only frowned upon, but condemned and deemed dishonorable to […]