Katiba Corner

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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JILL COTTRELL : You don’t have as much freedom of expression as you may think

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Many Kenyans will be familiar with some of the challenges facing freedom of expression, including the bloggers prosecuted, and the efforts to limit press reporting. But reading Kenyan law constantly […]
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JILL COTTRELL : Appointment of effective and independent judges not a simple matter

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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 […]
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Black American and Kenyan lives matter

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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, […]
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YASH PAL GHAI: Please Kenyans, reject the false promise of BBI

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[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 […]
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