Constitutional Law, Family Law, Issue 88 - May 2023
May 02, 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 […]

Do we have enough laws and enforcement methods in place to curb domestic violence? A commentary

This article seeks to outline different types of domestic violence and their effects. It also challenges some practices that have been taken to be solutions to the vice. It suggests that apart from dealing with violence matters under the Judiciary, a government department should be set aside to provide support to domestic violence victims. As […]

Family Law, Issue 86 - March 2023
March 01, 2023
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The rhetoric of ethnic and regional diversity in the composition of the national executive in Kenya: Kenya Kwanza government

By virtue of Executive Order No. 1 of 2023, ‘Organisation of the Government of the Republic of Kenya,’ issued in January 2023, the president announced 21 ministries each headed by a cabinet secretary. In addition to that, he announced 49 state departments and 51 principal secretaries who are the heads of the various state departments. […]

Family Law, Human Rights, Issue 86 - March 2023
March 01, 2023
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The difficult conundrum on consent in sexual offences: The place of consent and the emerging issues on consent in sexual offences in Kenya

Legal framework Women and men alike enjoy equal protection by the law. It is worth noting that both men and women are affected by sexual violence but women experience such abuses in a higher magnitude. In the past, sexual offences were covered by the Penal Code. With time, parliament saw the seriousness with which sexual […]