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Constitutional Transitions and Territorial Cleavages: The Kenyan Case

Constitutional Transitions and Territorial Cleavages: The Kenyan Case

We are proud to share “Constitutional Transitions and Territorial Cleavages: The Kenyan Case” by Katiba Institute Directors Yash Ghai and Jill Cottrell Ghai. It explores Kenya’s constitutional transition. The paper was published by Forum of Federations, Fundacion Gimenez Abad,…
The Lamu County Bio-Cultural Community Protocol (Lamu BCP)

The Lamu County Bio-Cultural Community Protocol (Lamu BCP)

The Lamu County Bio-Cultural Community Protocol (Lamu BCP) is the work of many hands and minds. It is a communal document that lays out the traditional knowledge and indigenous methods of natural resource management of…
State must pay special attention to minorities’ needs

State must pay special attention to minorities’ needs

BLong words very often have relatively simple meanings. So is with the “Biocultural community protocol for Lamu County”, a document launched in Lamu on Tuesday this week. This is a document, but, like the Constitution,…
Whoever you are, wherever you are, water is your human right

Whoever you are, wherever you are, water is your human right

The title of this article is the slogan for World Water Day 2019 (yesterday March 22). A report of an international medical institute states that half of the world’s hospital beds are filled with people…
Promise and betrayal of the Constitution

Promise and betrayal of the Constitution

A couple of years ago, it seemed that South Africa had made a great success of its 1996 Constitution while Kenya was floundering with its 2010 Constitution.  Since Kenyans had copied significantly from the principles…