A commentary on the unemployment crisis in Kenya

Unemployment is not a newly emerging issue.[1] It has historical underpinnings attached to it that cannot just be wished away. Notably, employment is a global problem but is felt more especially in developing states which are often referred to derogatively as third world countries.[2] Further, the thorny issue of unemployment can affect anyone, but its […]

Human Rights, Issue 89 - June 2023
June 01, 2023
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An analysis of Kenya’s legal framework on mental health

Mental health is the basis of a person’s well-being. At any particular point in a person’s life, they are either socially and psychologically stable or suffer from some form of mental instability which as a result affects their work and relationships. The World Health Organization and other social institutions have been at the forefront in […]

Human Rights, International Law, Issue 88 - May 2023
May 05, 2023
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Affordability of life: Why a large population of Kenyans continues to live without any form of health insurance

An equation of quality and timely healthcare services equates to good healthcare and an expensive bill. The health schemes cushion people from expensive bills, by funding medication at a time of need. But is this really true? What is the cost of getting health insurance cover? With the minimum wage of an average Kenyan at […]

The impact of Kenya’s drug policies on human rights: An analysis of the consequences of criminalizing drug use

The drug problem refers to the widespread use and abuse of illegal drugs, prescription drugs, and other substances with negative physical, mental and health consequences. Communally it has had the effect of destroying relationships such as family and friends. It also ruins one’s capability of working and studying which makes society’s economic status plummet because […]

Climate Change & Environment, Issue 88 - May 2023
May 05, 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. […]

Issue 88 - May 2023, Transport & Logistics Law
May 01, 2023
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Perfection of securities over helicopter engines

The Cape Town Convention facilitates the registration of aircraft by providing a standardized framework that regulates the securitisation of aircraft objects such as airframes, aircraft engines and helicopters. The Convention applies to objects, which satisfy the requirements of the Protocol. Specifically, the Convention applies to the purchase and financing of aircraft, airframes, jet engines and […]

Elections Law, Issue 87 - April 2023, The Judiciary
April 11, 2023
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CLA statement regarding the removal of Ugandan Supreme Court Judge, Justice Kisaakye

During the election petition proceedings, Mr. Kyagulanyi made an application to file additional documents out of time, which application was denied by the majority of the court with Justice Kisaakye giving a dissenting opinion that Mr. Kyagulanyi had not been given adequate time to present his case. Justice Kisaakye was obstructed from reading out her […]

Agriculture, International Law, Issue 87 - April 2023
April 03, 2023
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Dietary insults and the checkmate of COP27’s negotiations: Rinsing nutritional genomics vis- à-vis the impacts of pollution on the Kenyan foods

The father of medicine, Hippocrates, advised against using medicines when a person could be healed by nutrition.[1] This implies that eating a healthy diet is crucial for maintaining good health and disease prevention. No wonder the modern adage says that an apple a day, keeps the doctor away. Put in another way, ‘Let food be […]

Book review: Queer lawfare in Africa – Legal strategies in contexts of LGBTIQ+ criminalisation and politicisation [Guest Post]

Queer Lawfare, according to the authors, is a strategy where rights and/ or laws are tactically employed to advance politically contested goals with regards to the rights of the LGBTQIA+ community. In the words of Siri Gloppen, Adrian Jjuuko, Frans Viljoen, Alan Msosa, the term “lawfare” used in the book describes the following:        The […]