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KATIBA: The Handshake, Building Bridges, and Bomas

KATIBA: The Handshake, Building Bridges, and Bomas

“Raila team asks for one-term president” said the Star when reporting the submission it said was to be made by ODM to the Building Bridges Initiative or the Handshake team. The party has since said…
Courts and the potency of freedom of information: The JSC Case

Courts and the potency of freedom of information: The JSC Case

The story this week begins with access to information. It ends as a clear example of why access to information is important—namely because it can produce transparency that can go a long way in ensuring…
Protecting the Constitution: Public interest litigation

Protecting the Constitution: Public interest litigation

Vulnerability of the Constitution It has been a struggle to protect the gains and promises of the constitution. The need for struggle is attributable to the fact that, as Yash Ghai says, the 2010 constitution…
This contentious matter of the legal age of consent

This contentious matter of the legal age of consent

The age of consent Sex with a person below the “age of consent” is automatically a crime, regardless of whether the person in fact agreed. In most cultures, historically children could marry. Often the age…
The vision of Chapter Six of the 2010 Constitution

The vision of Chapter Six of the 2010 Constitution

Some parts of the 2010 Constitution have inspired Kenyans more than others: particularly Article 1 (sovereignty of the people), Article 10 (values and principles), Chapter Four (the Bill of Rights)—and Chapter Six. “Leadership and Integrity”…