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BBI: How much is it about what you think?

BBI: How much is it about what you think?

How much chance will you actually have to express your views on the BBI? This partly depends on what mechanism the politicians adopt for getting the document approved. Though you may only know that it…
Serious urgent constitutional action on mental health and justice is needed

Serious urgent constitutional action on mental health and justice is needed

Last Saturday was International Mental Health Day. Our media did carry some items, including about a Human Rights Watch report showing how common it is around the world, not just in Kenya, for people with…
Preparing you for the imminent BBI report

Preparing you for the imminent BBI report

We are promised (or threatened with) the revised BBI report to be launched soon. One can’t help wondering what is holding it up. People disappearing overseas to prevent it from happening? Is someone making last-minute…
Chief Justice’s Dilemma: Article 261 and should Parliament be dissolved?

Chief Justice’s Dilemma: Article 261 and should Parliament be dissolved?

Where are we now over the rule that Parliament must have no more than two thirds of either gender? The National Assembly is 42 women short of the number needed to achieve no more than…
JILL COTTRELL GHAI: Is ‘one man one vote one shilling’ what the Constitution is about?

JILL COTTRELL GHAI: Is ‘one man one vote one shilling’ what the Constitution is about?

This is not about the depressingly 19th century and sexist language of those from former Central province who argue for their share of the national cake to reflect their share of the national population. That…