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Police should explore other ways to tackle destruction of property

On Thursday, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i announced that the government had banned election-related protests by National Super Alliance supporters in the central business districts of Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu. This was an apparent reaction to the chaos and looting attributed to protesters earlier in the week. The government justified its directive on what it 

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elections 2017

Critical issues arising out of elections need to be addressed

On Monday, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission declared President Uhuru Kenyatta re-elected for a second time. This followed the October 26 fresh presidential election that was necessitated by the Supreme Court nullification of the August 8 poll over “rampant illegalities and irregularities”. This time around, Nasa presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate, 

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Judgment declaring Section 132 of the Penal Code Unconstitutional: “undermining authority of public officer”

PETITION 174 OF 2016 ROBERT ALAI VS ATTORNEY GENERAL & DPP ARTICLE 19 EASTERN AFRICA (INTERESTED PARTY) JUDGMENT 1. This petition is a challenge to the constitutionality of Section 132 of the Penal Code, Cap 63 Laws of Kenya.  Robert Alai, the petitioner, was on 17th December 2014, arraigned before the Chief Magistrate’s court at 

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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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