Katiba Corner

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

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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 […]
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There are problems with the Referendum Bill

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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 […]
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Constitutional Relations between China and Hong Kong

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

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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 […]
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