Katiba Corner

Of rotational presidencies and the misdiagnoses

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It’s not that I think President Uhuru Kenyatta is entirely wrong when he says we should have a change from Kikuyu presidents. But it is tempting to say that is […]
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BBI: How much is it about what you think?

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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 […]
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Serious urgent constitutional action on mental health and justice is needed

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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 […]
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Preparing you for the imminent BBI report

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

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

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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 […]
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YASH PAL GHAI & JILL COTTRELL GHAI: What happens when politicians get hold of a Constitution?

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Kenyans are now awaiting (some eagerly, some with trepidation) the final recommendations of the BBI team. There is a lot of talk of a referendum. But, before the people have […]
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JILL COTTRELL: Making, ratifying and implementing treaties is important, but not well done

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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 […]
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