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Lawyers seek to join suit against cybercrimes Act

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The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) wants to be allowed to join a suit challenging implementation of the Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Act. The LSK says the law, which President Uhuru Kenyatta assented to on May 16 and came into effect on June 1, puts the life of whistleblowers, bloggers and media practitioners on the […]
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The Fair Administrative Action Guide Launch

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The right to Fair Administration Action is recognised in Article 47 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010. The right entitles every citizen to administrative action that is expeditious, efficient, lawful, reasonable and procedurally fair. It obliges public officers to adhere to these principles when taking administrative action. In addition to the constitutional provisions on fair […]
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Katiba Institute wants Uhuru’s staffer convicted for not divulging public information

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Katiba Institute wants DPP to prosecute Secretary to President’s Delivery Unit for refusing to divulge information on government adverts. The Institute had made a Freedom of Information request directed at Andrew Wakahiu on August 17, 2017. That request was seeking information on advertisements carried concerning the achievements made by the Jubilee Government under the hashtag #GOKDelivers and  […]
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Kenya Government fined Sh1.7 billion for Lapsset lapses

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The Government has been ordered to pay 5,000 fishermen Sh1.7 billion for failing to consider the environmental harm caused by the Lamu Port, South Sudan, Ethiopia Transport Corridor project in Lamu. In a verdict that could portend a big win for Lamu Island residents, the High Court also ordered the State to return the Sh2.5 […]
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JSC nominees to wait longer for swearing-in

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President Uhuru Kenyatta’s nominees to the Judicial Service Commission will not be sworn in after the court extended orders barring their gazettement. Justice Chacha Mwita extended the conservatory orders on Friday. Uhuru’s three nominees are Olive Mugenda, Felix Koskei and Patrick Gichohi. Katiba Institute made an application for the extension of the orders until their […]
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Public interest takes centre stage as courts stand firm

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Until 2010, street protests were the preferred mode of expressing public outrage with just about everything. Demonstrators tested their resolve against the state as agitation turned into bloody confrontations due to violent police repression. Then came the new Constitution and new avenues for freedom of expression, empowering citizens to challenge government policy and action through […]
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Court extends orders barring JSC nominees from assuming office

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A judge has extended an order stopping three Judicial Service Commission nominees from assuming office.
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Lobby asks court to disband Uhuru’s cabinet over two-thirds gender rule

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New Cabinet Secretaries jobs now hangs in the balance after a suit was filed on Thursday asking the court to find that President Uhuru Kenyatta defied its orders on two third gender rule.
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