Category Archives for Litigation

High Court of Kenya: Tribunals are subordinate courts falling under the Judiciary.

High Court of Kenya: Tribunals are subordinate courts falling under the Judiciary.

The High Court of Kenya has affirmed that Tribunals are subordinate courts falling under the Judiciary. It holds that appointment to Tribunals must be by the Judicial Service Commission(JSC) and not the Executive. Katiba Institute…
Mitu-Bell Welfare Society v Kenya Airports Authority, SC Petition 3 of 2018

Mitu-Bell Welfare Society v Kenya Airports Authority, SC Petition 3 of 2018

The Supreme Court has delivered its judgment in the appeal by Mitu-Bell Welfare Association (Mitubell) on the evictions of over 3000 households and the interpretation of socio-economic rights under the Constitution of Kenya. Katiba Institute…
Judgment: Constitutional Petition No. 331 of 2016

Judgment: Constitutional Petition No. 331 of 2016

High Court bench (partly allowing a Petition by Katiba Institute) holds that all appointments to parastatals must be fair, transparent,& competitive and subject to affirmative action. It finds that the challenged appointments were not competitive…
Court ruling on representation of the state by private lawfirms in civil suits

Court ruling on representation of the state by private lawfirms in civil suits

Katiba Institute & Another v Attorney General & 2 Others, Petition No. 331 of 2016 Ruling dated 2nd November, 2018 Facts The Petitioners in this case are Katiba Institute and Africa Centre for Open Governance…
Lawyers seek to join suit against cybercrimes Act

Lawyers seek to join suit against cybercrimes Act

The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) wants to be allowed to join a suit challenging implementation of the Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Act. The LSK says the law, which President Uhuru Kenyatta assented to on…