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JILL COTTRELL: Making, ratifying and implementing treaties is important, but not well done

JILL COTTRELL: Making, ratifying and implementing treaties is important, but not well done

Reading government newspaper advertisements is not everyone’s idea of light reading. But they can raise interesting issues. On Tuesday, there was one from Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo. It said she was obliged to…
JILL COTTRELL : You don’t have as much freedom of expression as you may think

JILL COTTRELL : You don’t have as much freedom of expression as you may think

Many Kenyans will be familiar with some of the challenges facing freedom of expression, including the bloggers prosecuted, and the efforts to limit press reporting. But reading Kenyan law constantly comes up with new ones.…
JILL COTTRELL : Appointment of effective and independent judges not a simple matter

JILL COTTRELL : Appointment of effective and independent judges not a simple matter

The International Commission of Jurists–Kenya organised an excellent webinar this week on the independence of the Judiciary this week (and you can watch it on You Tube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jqrCBQVoYE). Its timing was, as you may imagine,…
Black American and Kenyan lives matter

Black American and Kenyan lives matter

The slow suffocation and murder of George Floyd shocked the world. It brought into stark relief the chronic terror that black Americans must feel when they encounter the police. Certainly, not every encounter will result…
YASH PAL GHAI: Please Kenyans, reject the false promise of BBI

YASH PAL GHAI: Please Kenyans, reject the false promise of BBI

[Jomo Kenyatta: We shall build a country where every citizen may develop his talents [not hers?] to the full, restricted only by the larger aim we have of building a fair society. There will be…