The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Require Immediate Update.

The world marks the 74th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR has been instrumental in promoting and protecting human rights, but has weaknesses that require reforms. These include its vague language and lack of enforceability, lack of protection against non-state actors, lack of representation of marginalized groups, and need to … Continue reading The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Require Immediate Update.

New Building Code Required to Tame Shoddy Buildings

By gatuyu t.j A 2022 audit report by the National Construction Authority (NCA) on the collapse of buildings in Kenya places the blame on poor workmanship and non-compliance to standards. The report says 10,791 out of 14,895 buildings were marked as unsafe for occupancy and needed either reinforcement or demolition. Typically, as the NCA reports … Continue reading New Building Code Required to Tame Shoddy Buildings

Make The Penal Code Great Again! Case for Consolidated Offence Drafting Style in Kenyan Law.

In drafting of statutes, creating an offence is fun. It makes the drafter feel 'powerful'. The Statute book has over thousand Laws, each creating offences. Most of these offenses are overlapping. How are the people expected to know all these offences? Nope. However, if the Penal Code was the primary source of grading of offences, … Continue reading Make The Penal Code Great Again! Case for Consolidated Offence Drafting Style in Kenyan Law.

Creating A Network of Underwriters Would Boost Debt Markets

Presently, there are no official underwriters for the bond markets in Kenya. When a prospective issuer float securities in the debts market, they use arrangers such as investment banks. But arrangers are not underwriters. By gatuyu t.j RISK is everywhere, and it is perceived differently.  For an entity seeking to tap the capital markets and … Continue reading Creating A Network of Underwriters Would Boost Debt Markets

How to buy, create, and sell Non-Fungible Tokens

By Thura Nira Maybe, you’ve even bought and sold one of the dozens of digital currencies. You may have made a killing, or suffered losses. Leave cryptos. For here comes another crypto craze: NFTs, or “non-fungible tokens.” What’s it all about? This blog breaks down the how, what, and why of NFTs and the opportunities they present … Continue reading How to buy, create, and sell Non-Fungible Tokens

History of Kenya’s Public Debt Restructuring

Raila and Ruto, the leading presidential candidates, have promised to seeking a restructuring of the Kenya's ran away public debt on assuming office. The National Treasury on the other hand, to justify run away accumulation of public debt, has always argued that Kenya has never defaulted on her sovereign debt obligations. That may not be … Continue reading History of Kenya’s Public Debt Restructuring

REVIEWING THE CONSTITUTION OF LIBERTY

Classical liberalism center around individual liberty. Government interference in the economy threatens this liberty. That’s why governments should always be limited by the rule of law. 1. La Liberté guidant le peuple Liberty Leading the People Painting by Eugène Delacroix. The Constitution of Liberty (1960) embodies the values of individual freedom, limited government, and universal … Continue reading REVIEWING THE CONSTITUTION OF LIBERTY

Unanswered Questions In Huduma Namba Judgment.

By gatuyu, j.t The High Court has issued an induction for issuance of the Huduma cards on reasoning such exercise is in conflict with Data Protection Act and the Ministry ought to have conducted an impact assessment before issuing the Huduma Cards. The Judge ordered the conduct of the assessment before the rollout. The judgement … Continue reading Unanswered Questions In Huduma Namba Judgment.

Why President Uhuru’s Lock-down measures are Legally Doubtful

President Uhuru By Baikolia-O-Bamung'o Public Health Act, the first law the President hinges his lock down dictates, was enacted in 1921. It applies to managing infectious diseases, indicated as smallpox, plague, cholera, measles, spinal meningitis human trypanosomiasis and beri-beri, and others. This Act allows the Cabinet Secretary for health to formulate measures to contain a … Continue reading Why President Uhuru’s Lock-down measures are Legally Doubtful