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NOTICE OF THE APPOINTMENT OF OUR PARTNERS TO THE LAW SOCIETY OF KENYA COMMITTEES. Mitullah Shako and Associates Advocates is proud to announce that Gilbert Mitullah Omware – Managing Partner and Florence Gakungi Shako – Senior Partner, have been appointed to serve in the Criminal Justice Committee and Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Law […]
THE DRAFT COMPANIES (BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP INFORMATION) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS, 2021 INTRODUCTION The Attorney General of Kenya has developed the draft Companies (Beneficial Ownership Information) (Amendment) Regulations, 2021 (hereinafter referred to as the “Proposed Regulations”), in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 1022 of the Companies Act, 2015. These Proposed Regulations intend to amend various provisions […]
THE CYBER SECURITY FRAMEWORK IN KENYA The Kenya Information and Communications (Amendment) Act, (hereinafter referred to as “KICA”) defines cyber security as the collection of tools, policies, security concepts, security safeguards, guidelines, risk management approaches, actions, training, best practices, assurance, and technologies that can be used to protect the cyber environment. To protect our systems, […]
THE SECURITIZATION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN KENYA Introduction. The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) defines Intellectual Property (hereinafter referred to as “IP”) as, creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce. IP is protected in law by, for example, patents, copyright and trademarks, […]
LEGAL UPDATE ON THE ADVOCATES (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2021. Background: Previous amendments to Sections 12 and 13 of the Advocates Act, Cap. 16 (hereinafter referred to as “the Act”) which allowed citizens of Rwanda and Burundi to be eligible for admission as advocates in Kenya were struck out by the Court of Appeal through a judgment […]
LEGAL UPDATE: NAIROBI LEGAL AWARDS (NLA) 2021 NOMINATIONS Mitullah Shako and Associates Advocates is proud to announce that Mr. Gilbert Mitullah Omware, our Managing Partner, has been nominated as the ‘Lawyer of the year’ in the 4th Edition of the Nairobi Legal Awards, 2021 dubbed “The Phoenix Edition”. This nomination comes as a well-deserved recognition […]
LEGAL UPDATE ON THE RETAIL CODE OF PRACTICE By Tyson Mwendwa On 11th June, 2021 the Competition Authority of Kenya gazetted the Retail Code of Practice (hereinafter “the Code”) for use by all persons undertaking activities under the Competition Act, 2010. The Code sets out a framework for the fair and ethical dealing within the […]
LEGAL UPDATE ON THE SECTIONAL PROPERTIES ACT, 2020 INTRODUCTION The Sectional Properties Act No. 21 of 2020 (hereinafter referred to as “the New Act”) was enacted into law on 11th December, 2020 in alignment with the provisions of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, the Land Act No. 6 of 2012, the Land Registration Act No. […]
Asserting the Legitimacy of Judicial Power in the Constitution of Kenya: Can Judicial Review of National Security Be Justified?
By Kenya Law Review Is judicial review a legitimate, desirable, and effective way to check and balance the exercise of executive power in matters of national security?
This paper explores how parents rights have become engulfed by the welfare principle in its purest sense. In doing so, the author discusses how both the private and public law on children have attempted to revive parental autonomy through their impure application of the welfare principle with the use of presumptions and thresholds of intervention […]
Decolonizing the Classroom: Towards Dismantling the Legacies of Colonialism & Incorporating TWAIL Into the Teaching of International Law in Kenya
Core in the curricula of law undergraduate and postgraduate programs are international law courses such as public international law, international criminal law, international commercial law, international trade law, inter alia. The objective of offering international law courses is to enable students to appreciate traditional aspects of international law as well as modern aspects such as […]
This paper addresses the issue of dealing with conflicts in project management. It looks at the range of conflict management mechanisms available to parties in the course of project management in Kenya. Their various merits and demerits are examined. The challenges facing the legal and institutional infrastructure for management of conflicts in Kenya are discussed. […]
The Paradox of Plenty: the Susceptibility of Turkana County in Kenya Falling Prey to the Resource Curse
As Kenya seeks to develop its natural resources, there are greater efforts employed specifically to the growth of the oil and gas sector. Although natural resources can greatly contribute to the national income, their mismanagement can also lead to a devastated economy and can provoke and sustain internal conflicts and result in political instability. The […]
As cross border commerce, trade and investment increases in the African continent, so does the potential of international arbitration. Although this is welcome economically, the convergence of culture creates unprecedented complexities when disputes arise. Although sometimes overlooked, culture plays a critical role in international arbitration as cases often involve parties from different countries. The author […]
With the promulgation of the 2010 Constitution of Kenya, the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms and Traditional Dispute Resolution Mechanisms (TDRMs) in managing natural resource conflicts was formalized. The Constitution envisages a situation where conflicts, and specifically the natural resource ones, should first be dealt with using ADR and TDRMs and only resort […]
The Future Implications of the Proposed Data Protection Regulations, 2021 on Conduct of Elections and Subsequent Election Petitions in Kenya.
By Margaret Ndonji Background In the year 2017, the Supreme Court of Kenya in the case, Raila Amolo Odinga & another -vs- Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission & 2 others  eKLR, ordered the Independent, Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to avail the digital votes data contained in the election servers, hosted in France by […]
Data protection is the process of safekeeping against any form of compromise, corruption or loss of personal information. In November 2019, President Uhuru Kenyatta assented to comprehensive data protection legislation – the Data Protection Act. The Act applies to data controllers and processors established or reside in or outside Kenya, as long as they process […]
Critical Pedagogy Symposium: Is Attempting to Teach Critical Legal Scholarship Virtually the Real Pandemic?
Formal education was introduced in Kenya by Western missionaries, as an instrument for advancing the civilizing mission. However, in the years of colonial rule, no facility for legal education was established. This is curious given that the period witnessed significant expansion of public as well as private institutions, and the lawyer’s role in instrumentalisation as […]