National Conference on Human Rights and Extractives in November 2014

The National Conference on Extractives and Human Rights in November 2014 to be held in Nairobi will be a three day event that aim at following up on the Roundtable Discussion on the Extractive Sector…
Achievements and failings of the judiciary

Achievements and failings of the judiciary

By YASH PAL GHAI and JILL COTTRELL GHAI Background Last week’s article explained the new structure and role of the judiciary, pointing to major constitutional reforms. Today’s topic is how far the judiciary has discharged…
The role of the judiciary under the constitution: Part I BY YASH PAL GHAI

The role of the judiciary under the constitution: Part I BY YASH PAL GHAI

Before the 2010 constitution The purpose of this article is to explain constitutional provisions on the nature and role of the judiciary. Next week’s article will examine the successes and failures of the judiciary in…
Values And Principles: Walking The Talk

Values And Principles: Walking The Talk

By JILL COTTRELL GHAI and YASH PAL GHAI This is the final article in this Katiba Corner series on values and principles. Last week’s article was a rather depressed one: on the theme of how…
How political parties are failing Kenya yet again

How political parties are failing Kenya yet again

Lack of internal democracy, mobilising political support along tribal and regional lines, and using violence to intimidate rivals or force certain opinions are some features of some of the political parties Kenya today. They are…