Before the protests agitating for the disbandment of the Issack Hassan-led Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission were suspended last week, they were in the headlines for weeks. The State responded with the display and deployment of heavy anti-riot gear and vehicles. Historically, protests have inspired positive social change and the advancement of human rights globally.
on 26th May, 2016, a five judge bench of the High Court has declared section 30 (3) of the JSC Act null and void in a case filed by the Law Society of Kenya. They found that the amendment interferes with the doctrine of separation of powers because it has the effect of giving the executive
The National assembly has passed a Bill seeking to stop the Judiciary from interfering with matters before the National Assembly, the Senate, and county assemblies. What precipitated the Bill was MPs’ displeasure with instances in which courts had issued injunctions on matters that were being deliberated in Parliament. In the early years of the 11th
In January media houses, journalists and Kenyans woke up to news that the Communications Authority of Kenya had on New Year’s eve gazetted new regulations ‘Programming Code for Free-to-Air Radio and Television Services in Kenya’. According to the CA, the regulations, among other things, were meant to protect children from inappropriate programming, obligate broadcasters to
Yesterday I read an article that claimed that the Attorney General of Kenya had suspended the registration of the ‘Kenya Atheist society’. This he did because the various religious groupings, led by Bishops and Imams, were offended by their registration. I could not help but wonder if it had occurred to these religious leaders