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ISSUE 37

C. B. Madan Student Awards 2018

  Tioko Ekiru Emmanuel In Edition Number 35 of the Platform, Ekiru published an article titled ‘Reclaiming Courts’ Integrity Through Adequate Funding: A Reflection from Kenya’. The article assesses the implication for underfunding of the judiciary...

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...

2018 Nobel Peace Prize Award Shines Spotlight on Femicide in Kenya

Our Opinion The Nobel Committee announced in October that Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad have been awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. Denis Mukwege is a gynaecologist treating victims of sexual violence in the...

PROWESS OF YOUNG ADVOCATES IN CONSTITUTIONAL PRACTICE

By Evans Ogada When the Nairobi Law Society of Kenya tasked me to speak on a topic and I saw the terms Young and Prowess in the same sentence constituting the heading of that topic,...

BROADENING ACCESS TO JUSTICE AND SELF REPRESENTATION

By Steve Ogolla   Preambular Quote: There cannot be equal access to justice where the river of justice flows mightily towards the rich and only trickles towards the poor. CHANGING SCENE The legal scene has been changing since...

The Presidentialization of Democratic Politics in Kenya: Justin Muturi and the Decline of Parliament’s...

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...

Why oil is now fuelling peace in South Sudan.

By Luris Mulla Once again South Sudan’s warring parties, President Salva Kiir and his former vice President Riek Machar and other opposition groups, have signed a new peace deal. The signing took place during the...

What Kenya can do to ensure local people benefit from its oil industry

By Melba K. Wasunna Director and Lecturer, Extractives Baraza, Strathmore University Six years ago, Kenya discovered commercially viable oil deposits in the Turkana region. The find is expected to boost economic growth as about...

EQUITY OR EQUALITY: A CRITIQUE OF RESOURCE NATIONALISM IN KENYA’S OIL AND GAS SECTOR

By Fernados Ombaso Introduction Resource nationalism equates to increased national control of extractive resources with the more equitable distribution of their benefits. It emanates from the general duty of the government to improve social services and...

EXAMINING THE SCOPE OF DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY IN CRIMINAL CASES WITHIN THE KENYAN CONTEXT

By Sussie Mutahi On 7th April 2018, a 22- year old Pakistani motorcyclist was killed in a tragic road accident involving an American diplomat. The diplomat, a US military attaché, is alleged to have ran...
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