Court strikes out law that criminalizes criticism of public officers

On 26th April, 2017, Justice E.C Mwita on the Constitutional and Human Rights division of the High Court at Milimani declared Section 132 of the Penal Code unconstitutional. The section created the offense of ‘undermining authority of public. Blogger Robert Alai and ARTICLE 19 petitioned the courts after Robert Alai was arrested and charged for 

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Prevention of Torture Act is a vital step in the right direction

On April 13, President Uhuru Kenyatta assented to the Prevention of Torture Act. This is the culmination of five years of advocacy by civil society for an anti-torture law. It buttresses Article 29(d) of the Constitution, which guarantees freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. This right cannot be derogated under 

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