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Public interest takes centre stage as courts stand firm

Public interest takes centre stage as courts stand firm

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…
Court extends orders barring JSC nominees from assuming office

Court extends orders barring JSC nominees from assuming office

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

Lobby asks court to disband Uhuru’s cabinet over two-thirds gender rule

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.
Supreme Court declares the Mandatory Death Penalty unconstitutional

Supreme Court declares the Mandatory Death Penalty unconstitutional

The petitioners in petition Number 15 of 2015, (Francis Karioko Muruatetu and Wilson Thirimbu Mwangi) and others were arraigned before the High Court (Mbogholi Msagha J.) for the offence of murder.
Groups in court to block enactment of amended election laws

Groups in court to block enactment of amended election laws

Two lobby groups have moved to court seeking to suspend the implementation of the amendments made to the election laws. The Katiba Institute and the Centre for Open Governance, Africog, have sued the Attorney-General and…