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JUSTICE MUMBI NGUGI’S C. B. MADAN PRIZE CITATION.  The 2010 Constitution embodies the aspiration to transform Kenya into a democratic, participatory, egalitarian, and accountable state and society. Justice Mumbi Ngugi has been at the forefront in ensuring that these aspirations are turned into a lived reality for Kenyans. Her prolific career stands as testament to the judiciary’s role in effecting social change, defending the vulnerable, and protecting fundamental rights.  She has rendered iconic judicial opinions making exceptional contribution to Kenya’s…Read more

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China, Kenya relations and the question of racial discrimination
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By Juliet Okoth Lecturer, International Law, University of Nairobi The Chinese have established themselves as one of the biggest investors in Africa’s infrastructure projects. In Kenya, one of their flagship projects is the country’s new standard gauge railway, which is estimated to be worth $3.2…

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The Presidentialization of Democratic Politics in Kenya: Justin Muturi and the Decline of Parliament’s Authority
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By Walter Khobe Article 115 of the Constitution as read with Standing Orders No. 62 and 154 of the National Assembly Standing Orders has been the subject of intense debate in Kenya in the…

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Why it’s good news that Swahili is coming to South African schools
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By Dr. Peter Mose   Kiswahili will, from 2020, become the latest language to be taught in South Africa’s classrooms. This East African lingua franca, which is also an official language of the African Union, will be an optional subject. The news has been greeted with interest and has drawn…

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