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Yash Pal Ghai sues JSC for witholding info on CJ, DCJ, judge shortlists

Yash Pal Ghai sues JSC for witholding info on CJ, DCJ, judge shortlists

Yash Pal Ghai wants the JSC compelled to provide information on the shortlisting of applicants for the positions of CJ, DCJ and Supreme Court judge. Ghai, who is Katiba Institute director, sought the order from…
MRC Case Judgments from the Court of Appeal

MRC Case Judgments from the Court of Appeal

Katiba Institute was involved in two cases that pitted members of Mombasa Republican Council against the government. Both cases were appeals from High Court decisions. In the first appeal, Number 9 of 2013, the High…
Does burning homes save the water towers? Quite the opposite.

Does burning homes save the water towers? Quite the opposite.

Peter Kitelo, Star Newspaper ,12th July 2016 On Monday, June 20, armed guards of the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) began burning the homes of Ogiek living on their ancestral lands around Kapsang and Etapei in…
Dismiss MPs’ appeal on CDF, lobby groups ask court

Dismiss MPs’ appeal on CDF, lobby groups ask court

Two groups challenging legality of the Constituency Development Fund Act have asked the Court of Appeal to dismiss an appeal filed by the National Assembly. The Institute for Social Accountability and Centre for Enhancing Democracy…
Why the High Court Stopped CS Henry Rotich from Disbursing 10 Billion to the NGCDF.

Why the High Court Stopped CS Henry Rotich from Disbursing 10 Billion to the NGCDF.

On Monday 4th July 2016 Justice Onguto withheld 10 Billion for the National Government Constituency Development Fund (NGCDF) from being disbursed by the Cabinet Secretary for Treasury Mr Henry Rotich. Read the ruling and discover…