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Why the rule of law must be enforced

As much as the Constitution provides for vital principles such as the separation of powers, independent offices and constitutional commissions, free speech, leadership and integrity, accountability, participation of the people, devolution, representation and universal suffrage, these ideas mean nothing without the observance of the rule of law. This is the legal principle that the law should 

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Someone must muster courage to bar candidates on count of Chapter 6

In March, the Attorney-General, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and the Registrar of Political Parties formed a “working group” to deliberate on the implications of Chapter 6 of the Constitution on the coming elections. The overall objective was to ensure that only candidates who espouse integrity are elected to 

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Women Representatives want to run CDF like Affirmative Action Fund

If Parliament succeeds in sneaking in constitutional amendments proposed in late January, 2017, Woman representatives will be in charge of the Affirmative Action Social Development Fund, which is designed to cater for marginalized and special interest groups. Other amendments proposes to create a CDF fund alongside the consolidated fund and an oversight fund for MPs 

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KNCHR reaction to reports of Harassment and illegal detention of IPOA Officer by OCPD Kayole

Below is a statement by the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) following reports that an Independent Police Oversight Authority’s officer had been harassed and detained while issuing summons to Kayole OCPD:-     ‘Our attention has been drawn to the reported harassment and illegal arrest of officers of the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) by the 

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IEBC DISBANDMENT: Is the problem the entire body or just ‘chicken-gate’?

On 25th April, 2016, CORD Principals Hon. Raila Odinga, Hon. Senator Wetangula and their supporters were dispersed from downtown Nairobi as they attempted to storm into IEBC offices to eject IEBC Commissioners from office. They claim that the body as constituted is incompetent based on how they handled the Okoa Kenya initiative that saw the 

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