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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…
Do we need a state of emergency and what does it mean?

Do we need a state of emergency and what does it mean?

Various people have suggested that the Kenyan government ought to declare a state of emergency (like Japan, New Zealand, Ethiopia, among others) to deal with the coronavirus. People with long memories, or politically engaged parents…
There are problems with the Referendum Bill

There are problems with the Referendum Bill

A Bill in this sense is a proposed law for decision in Parliament. Not the sort you get in a restaurant. You might perhaps think they have a good deal in common — since you…