Implementing National Security: Challenges And Resistance By Tom Kagwe

Implementing National Security: Challenges And Resistance By Tom Kagwe

Kenyans realise that ‘national security’ has been used as an excuse for stifling opposition, detaining suspects without trial, even torture and inhuman and degrading treatment to individuals and groups that the government dislikes. Despite the…
Women’s Rights And The Constitution By Jill Cottrell Ghai

Women’s Rights And The Constitution By Jill Cottrell Ghai

In discussing women and the Constitution, most attention has been paid to representation of women in Parliament and the county assemblies, and above all the general “principle that not more than two-thirds of the members…
People United Or Divided? The Challenge Of Pluralism By Yash Pal Ghai

People United Or Divided? The Challenge Of Pluralism By Yash Pal Ghai

The scourge of ethnicity Last week Waikwa Wanyoike discussed the role that people play in the implementation of the constitution, pointing out that their effectiveness was negated by their preoccupation with ethnicity or tribalism. We…
Ali Mazrui and constitutionalism By Yash Pal Ghai

Ali Mazrui and constitutionalism By Yash Pal Ghai

Last Tuesday the first of the Annual Ali Mazrui Memorial Lectures was given in Mombasa under the auspices of the Umma University. I was greatly honoured to present it, with very distinguished discussants, Chief Justice…
Does Kenya need a ‘Devolution Policy’?BY JILL COTTRELL GHAI

Does Kenya need a ‘Devolution Policy’?BY JILL COTTRELL GHAI

“Policy” seems to be the current catchword of the government. It is undoubtedly a good thing for the government to plan carefully what it intends to do, and to share its intentions with us –…