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Constitutional Relations between China and Hong Kong

Constitutional Relations between China and Hong Kong

I have in the past written about the relationship between Hong Kong and China, believing that people in Kenya would find it interesting as they try to understand the nature of the new super-power that…
Brutality: Police give us far more cause to resent and fear than to respect them

Brutality: Police give us far more cause to resent and fear than to respect them

Kenya has hit international headlines for the wrong reasons – again! Police beating crowds at the Likoni ferry. Police beating a boda-boda rider to death. Police shooting dead a 13-year old boy. Within Kenya, we…
Explaining ‘Bomas’ and what it has to do with BBI

Explaining ‘Bomas’ and what it has to do with BBI

The Bomas of Kenya is a place where Kenyans and tourists can learn about the country’s culture, especially traditional housing, and dances. It is a cultural centre in Nairobi. In 2013 and 2017, it was…
Citizen, dual citizen, citizen by birth explained

Citizen, dual citizen, citizen by birth explained

Whether people should be allowed to be a Kenyan and a something else as well (Ugandan, American, British or Somali, etc), or allowed to hold a public office and also be a foreigner, were tough…
Proposal to have police, NIS, DPP in Power of Mercy panel misconceived, unconstitutional

Proposal to have police, NIS, DPP in Power of Mercy panel misconceived, unconstitutional

Recently, newspapers carried a story about police suspicions that prisoners had been bribing prison officials to get onto a list of those to get a presidential “pardon”. Among the issues, the newspapers said, were that…