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The BBI case – Can you sue Mr Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta?

The BBI case – Can you sue Mr Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta?

You may recall that the question whether the President could be sued personally – and the High Court’s answer – caused almost as much of a stir as whether the President could sponsor a popular…
Kenyans are dying. What does the Constitution say?

Kenyans are dying. What does the Constitution say?

Freedom Corner in Uhuru Park memorializes the struggles of Kenyans for freedom, including during the 1950s. The Mau Mau memorial, paid for by the British government, recalls the period when that government subjected its citizens…
What really is hate speech? The weakness in law

What really is hate speech? The weakness in law

As we head towards August 9 elections, hate speech is liable to become a genuinely important issue, as recent headlines have shown. Here I want to raise a few questions about it, and try to…
Why reintroducing BBI-like changes after 2022 will be complicated

Why reintroducing BBI-like changes after 2022 will be complicated

This piece appears on October 22 – 291 days before the election. But it feels as though the election is much closer. How exhausted – and for many people how turned off – we shall…
Sex and teenagers: The unresolved dilemma

Sex and teenagers: The unresolved dilemma

Justice Said Chitembwe’s interview for Chief Justice post has focused attention again on the issue of young men convicted of having sexual relations with girls under 18 years. I am sympathetic to those who suggest…