Lenaola

Why Lenaola will be greatly missed at constitutional and human rights courts

The announcement by the Judicial Service Commission that Hon. Justice Isaac Lenaola had been selected to fill the vacancy of Judge of the Supreme Court has been celebrated and lauded by all Kenyans, especially those who follow constitutional and human rights cases and jurisprudential trends in this country. For a lawyer like me, who often argues before 

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media freedoms

Stop Intimidation of Journalists

Journalists in Kenya are facing an increasingly polarised, repressive and disconcerting working environment. Various agencies and actors of the national and county governments; elected politicians and in some cases citizens; have taken it upon themselves to normalise, unwarranted and continuous harassment, stalking, physical abuse, online bashing, physical assaults and in some cases attempted assassinations of 

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EJE

It’s time to set up judicial inquiry into extra-judicial killings, disappearances

Six years ago, the United Nations General Assembly voted to designate August 30 as the International Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearance, to draw attention to the global problem of enforced disappearances. The discussions drew little relevance in Kenya. This was for two reasons. Three days earlier, Kenyans had voted overwhelmingly for a new Constitution 

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HIJAB

COA JUDGMENT ALLOWING GIRLS TO WEAR HIJABS IN CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS IS GOOD FOR FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

The Court of Appeal recently ruled that preventing Muslim girls from wearing hijab in church-sponsored schools violated the Constitution. The court also directed the Education directorate to ensure the creation of new rules on school uniforms and not to discriminate against students based on religion, The decision touches on the right to freedom of conscience, 

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