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Why the High Court said MCAs will earn a salary until March 2018

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Last week the High Court at Milimani caused a furor after ruling that Members of County Assemblies popularly known as MCA’s are to be paid their dues until March 2018. While this decision comes with many questions and doubts, it is important to know what the thinking in the court was and what led to […]
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Case challenging parastatal appointments referred to CJ

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A case contesting the President’s appointments of state corporations heads has been referred to Chief Justice David Maraga for constitution of a bench to hear it. The case was filed by Katiba Institute and the Africa Centre for Open Governance. Justice Chacha Mwita (pictured) said, “This in my view, is an issue of substantial point […]
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Kenya School of Law will admit non-Kenyans, court rules

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By Dzuya Walter For Citizen Digital High Court Judge John Mativo has quashed a decision directing Kenya School of Law not to admit non-Kenyans into the Advocates Training Programme saying that it violates the provisions of Article 47 of the Constitution and the Fair Administrative Act. Judge Mativo further quashed the internal memo dated 17th […]
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The Court of Appeal Decision on Refugees Repatriation

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On the 17th of February 2017, the Court of Appeal affirmed the 2014 decision of the High Court finding the directive by the Government requiring all urban refugees to report to refugee camps as being unconstitutional. On December 18 2012, the Government of Kenya  through the Department of Refugee Affairs issued a press release communicating […]
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Katiba Institute wants political parties to adhere to gender rule

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By CAROLE MAINA, @mainacarole The Star Newspaper www.the-star.co.ke Jan. 26, 2017 Katiba Institute has launched a fresh legal bid to ensure political parties adhere to the two-thirds gender rule while picking nominees for the next election. Chairperson Yash Pal Ghai, in an urgent petition filed at the High Court, wants the IEBC prohibited from accepting any list from […]
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Land politics come before Kenya’s courts again

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Ambreena Manji and Jill Ghai have collaborated on an article touching on the recent court decision touching on Land. The media widely reported that the High Court declared that titles issued in 2013 by the President were invalid. Is this really the case? What were the issues involved? For more on this please find the […]
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Effect two-thirds gender rule for Cabinet now

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High Court Judge Joseph Onguto yesterday declared that the Cabinet as constituted at present is unlawful, as it does not meet the two-thirds gender rule. But he suspended his decision for a period of eight months on grounds that if the Cabinet were disbanded now, it would create unnecessary tensions just before a general election. […]
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Katiba Institute Participates in Challenging the Mandatory Death Penalty at the Supreme Court

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  On the 13th of December 2016 the Supreme Court, now fully constituted, sat to hear an application that had been brought by two convicts previously on death row [The convicts’ death sentence was commuted to life imprisonment by former President of the Republic, Hon. Mwai Kibaki, on 3rd August 2009]. The bench was constituted to […]
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