Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Kenya http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Parliament Considering Security Laws Amendment Legislation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404235_text Asylum; Criminal procedure; National security; Terrorism; Weapons - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).)... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404235_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Parliament to Criminalize Use of Wrong Title to Address Top Government Officials http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403974_text Civil rights and liberties; Crime and law enforcement; Officials and employees - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, is aimed at "providing a yardstick for determining the proper position of all officer[s], their seniority and hierarchy for the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 09 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403974_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Comprehensive Marriage Law Enacted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403960_text Child custody; Divorce; Marriage and family status; Polygamy - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, is aimed at "providing a yardstick for determining the proper position of all officer[s], their seniority and hierarchy for the On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403960_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Court Rules Tax Refunds Must Be Prompt http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403952_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures; Judiciary; Taxation; Value-added tax - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, is aimed at "providing a yardstick for determining the proper position of all officer[s], their seniority and hierarchy for the On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403952_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Implementation of New Wildlife Law Expedited http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403941_text Animal protection; Conservation; Crime and law enforcement - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, is aimed at "providing a yardstick for determining the proper position of all officer[s], their seniority and hierarchy for the On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, In early April 2014, it was reported that a special unit of prosecutors, the Wildlife Crimes Prosecution Unit, recently formed to combat wildlife-related crimes in Kenya, has already had some promising results. The Unit, which consists... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403941_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Parliament Passes Comprehensive Marriage Bill, Changes Process for Contracting Customary Marriages http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403910_text Civil law; Families ; Marriage and family status - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, is aimed at "providing a yardstick for determining the proper position of all officer[s], their seniority and hierarchy for the On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, In early April 2014, it was reported that a special unit of prosecutors, the Wildlife Crimes Prosecution Unit, recently formed to combat wildlife-related crimes in Kenya, has already had some promising results. The Unit, which consists On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403910_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Rejection of Bill Capping NGO Foreign Funding and Giving Spy Agency Broadened Surveillance Powers http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403785_text Human rights; Intelligence activities; National security; Nongovernmental organizations - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, is aimed at "providing a yardstick for determining the proper position of all officer[s], their seniority and hierarchy for the On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, In early April 2014, it was reported that a special unit of prosecutors, the Wildlife Crimes Prosecution Unit, recently formed to combat wildlife-related crimes in Kenya, has already had some promising results. The Unit, which consists On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403785_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Controversial Legislation on the Media Under Consideration http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403780_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures; Freedom of the press - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, is aimed at "providing a yardstick for determining the proper position of all officer[s], their seniority and hierarchy for the On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, In early April 2014, it was reported that a special unit of prosecutors, the Wildlife Crimes Prosecution Unit, recently formed to combat wildlife-related crimes in Kenya, has already had some promising results. The Unit, which consists On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403780_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Parliament Passes Matrimonial Property Bill, Affects Equal Sharing of Assets in Divorce http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403763_text Civil law; Divorce; Families ; Marriage and family status; Women's rights - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, is aimed at "providing a yardstick for determining the proper position of all officer[s], their seniority and hierarchy for the On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, In early April 2014, it was reported that a special unit of prosecutors, the Wildlife Crimes Prosecution Unit, recently formed to combat wildlife-related crimes in Kenya, has already had some promising results. The Unit, which consists On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On November 12, 2013, Kenya's Parliament passed the Matrimonial Property Bill, 2013, with key amendments that some argue will adversely affect the ability for stay-at-home women to gain an equal share of assets in divorce. (John... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403763_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Appellate Court Rules Kenyan Courts Do Have Jurisdiction over Offenses Committed on High Seas http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403381_text Piracy - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, is aimed at "providing a yardstick for determining the proper position of all officer[s], their seniority and hierarchy for the On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, In early April 2014, it was reported that a special unit of prosecutors, the Wildlife Crimes Prosecution Unit, recently formed to combat wildlife-related crimes in Kenya, has already had some promising results. The Unit, which consists On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On November 12, 2013, Kenya's Parliament passed the Matrimonial Property Bill, 2013, with key amendments that some argue will adversely affect the ability for stay-at-home women to gain an equal share of assets in divorce. (John On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 25 Oct 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403381_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: President Vetoes Major Legislation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403232_text Executive power - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, is aimed at "providing a yardstick for determining the proper position of all officer[s], their seniority and hierarchy for the On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, In early April 2014, it was reported that a special unit of prosecutors, the Wildlife Crimes Prosecution Unit, recently formed to combat wildlife-related crimes in Kenya, has already had some promising results. The Unit, which consists On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On November 12, 2013, Kenya's Parliament passed the Matrimonial Property Bill, 2013, with key amendments that some argue will adversely affect the ability for stay-at-home women to gain an equal share of assets in divorce. (John On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On June 25, 2012, Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya, vetoed the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2012 (34 KENYA GAZETTE SUPPLEMENT (May 2, 2012)), which the National Assembly had adopted on June 21. Kibaki argued... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 12 Jul 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403232_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Kenya Deposit Insurance Bill Becomes Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403149_text Banks and financial institutions - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, is aimed at "providing a yardstick for determining the proper position of all officer[s], their seniority and hierarchy for the On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, In early April 2014, it was reported that a special unit of prosecutors, the Wildlife Crimes Prosecution Unit, recently formed to combat wildlife-related crimes in Kenya, has already had some promising results. The Unit, which consists On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On November 12, 2013, Kenya's Parliament passed the Matrimonial Property Bill, 2013, with key amendments that some argue will adversely affect the ability for stay-at-home women to gain an equal share of assets in divorce. (John On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On June 25, 2012, Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya, vetoed the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2012 (34 KENYA GAZETTE SUPPLEMENT (May 2, 2012)), which the National Assembly had adopted on June 21. Kibaki argued On May 9, 2012, Kenya's President, Mawi Kibaki, signed into law the Kenya Deposit Insurance Act, 2012, which provides for the establishment of a deposit insurance scheme and a corporation to manage the scheme and to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 16 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403149_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Court Orders Parliament to Review Law Threatening Access to Generic Medicine http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403115_text Workers safety and health - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, is aimed at "providing a yardstick for determining the proper position of all officer[s], their seniority and hierarchy for the On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, In early April 2014, it was reported that a special unit of prosecutors, the Wildlife Crimes Prosecution Unit, recently formed to combat wildlife-related crimes in Kenya, has already had some promising results. The Unit, which consists On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On November 12, 2013, Kenya's Parliament passed the Matrimonial Property Bill, 2013, with key amendments that some argue will adversely affect the ability for stay-at-home women to gain an equal share of assets in divorce. (John On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On June 25, 2012, Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya, vetoed the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2012 (34 KENYA GAZETTE SUPPLEMENT (May 2, 2012)), which the National Assembly had adopted on June 21. Kibaki argued On May 9, 2012, Kenya's President, Mawi Kibaki, signed into law the Kenya Deposit Insurance Act, 2012, which provides for the establishment of a deposit insurance scheme and a corporation to manage the scheme and to On April 20, 2012, Kenya's High Court ordered the revision of the Anti-Counterfeit Act of 2008 on the grounds that in its current form the Act threatens access to affordable generic medicine. (Kenya Ruling Upholds... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 25 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403115_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Measure in Parliament to Stop Landlords from Auctioning Their Tenants' Property http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403003_text Property - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, is aimed at "providing a yardstick for determining the proper position of all officer[s], their seniority and hierarchy for the On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, In early April 2014, it was reported that a special unit of prosecutors, the Wildlife Crimes Prosecution Unit, recently formed to combat wildlife-related crimes in Kenya, has already had some promising results. The Unit, which consists On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On November 12, 2013, Kenya's Parliament passed the Matrimonial Property Bill, 2013, with key amendments that some argue will adversely affect the ability for stay-at-home women to gain an equal share of assets in divorce. (John On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On June 25, 2012, Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya, vetoed the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2012 (34 KENYA GAZETTE SUPPLEMENT (May 2, 2012)), which the National Assembly had adopted on June 21. Kibaki argued On May 9, 2012, Kenya's President, Mawi Kibaki, signed into law the Kenya Deposit Insurance Act, 2012, which provides for the establishment of a deposit insurance scheme and a corporation to manage the scheme and to On April 20, 2012, Kenya's High Court ordered the revision of the Anti-Counterfeit Act of 2008 on the grounds that in its current form the Act threatens access to affordable generic medicine. (Kenya Ruling Upholds Kenya's Parliament is gearing up to begin debate on the Land Bill 2012, which, among other objectives, seeks to drastically change the landlord-tenant relationship in the country. If enacted in its current form, the bill would... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 27 Feb 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403003_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Draft Legislation to Require Publishers to Deposit Books in Parliament Library http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402854_text Libraries - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, is aimed at "providing a yardstick for determining the proper position of all officer[s], their seniority and hierarchy for the On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, In early April 2014, it was reported that a special unit of prosecutors, the Wildlife Crimes Prosecution Unit, recently formed to combat wildlife-related crimes in Kenya, has already had some promising results. The Unit, which consists On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On November 12, 2013, Kenya's Parliament passed the Matrimonial Property Bill, 2013, with key amendments that some argue will adversely affect the ability for stay-at-home women to gain an equal share of assets in divorce. (John On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On June 25, 2012, Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya, vetoed the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2012 (34 KENYA GAZETTE SUPPLEMENT (May 2, 2012)), which the National Assembly had adopted on June 21. Kibaki argued On May 9, 2012, Kenya's President, Mawi Kibaki, signed into law the Kenya Deposit Insurance Act, 2012, which provides for the establishment of a deposit insurance scheme and a corporation to manage the scheme and to On April 20, 2012, Kenya's High Court ordered the revision of the Anti-Counterfeit Act of 2008 on the grounds that in its current form the Act threatens access to affordable generic medicine. (Kenya Ruling Upholds Kenya's Parliament is gearing up to begin debate on the Land Bill 2012, which, among other objectives, seeks to drastically change the landlord-tenant relationship in the country. If enacted in its current form, the bill would On October 12, 2011, a draft law aimed at amending the Books and Newspapers Act of 1960 was introduced in the Kenyan Parliament. If enacted, the new legislation would require Kenyan publishers to deposit three copies... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 18 Oct 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402854_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Parliament Considering Limited Partnership Bill http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402610_text Corporations - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, is aimed at "providing a yardstick for determining the proper position of all officer[s], their seniority and hierarchy for the On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, In early April 2014, it was reported that a special unit of prosecutors, the Wildlife Crimes Prosecution Unit, recently formed to combat wildlife-related crimes in Kenya, has already had some promising results. The Unit, which consists On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On November 12, 2013, Kenya's Parliament passed the Matrimonial Property Bill, 2013, with key amendments that some argue will adversely affect the ability for stay-at-home women to gain an equal share of assets in divorce. (John On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On June 25, 2012, Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya, vetoed the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2012 (34 KENYA GAZETTE SUPPLEMENT (May 2, 2012)), which the National Assembly had adopted on June 21. Kibaki argued On May 9, 2012, Kenya's President, Mawi Kibaki, signed into law the Kenya Deposit Insurance Act, 2012, which provides for the establishment of a deposit insurance scheme and a corporation to manage the scheme and to On April 20, 2012, Kenya's High Court ordered the revision of the Anti-Counterfeit Act of 2008 on the grounds that in its current form the Act threatens access to affordable generic medicine. (Kenya Ruling Upholds Kenya's Parliament is gearing up to begin debate on the Land Bill 2012, which, among other objectives, seeks to drastically change the landlord-tenant relationship in the country. If enacted in its current form, the bill would On October 12, 2011, a draft law aimed at amending the Books and Newspapers Act of 1960 was introduced in the Kenyan Parliament. If enacted, the new legislation would require Kenyan publishers to deposit three copies It was reported on April 2, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Limited Partnership Bill 2010, which seeks to repeal and replace the Limited Partnership Act of 1934. (Peter Kiragu, New Bill to Replace... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 06 Apr 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402610_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Comprehensive Bill Before Parliament Criminalizing Female Genital Mutilation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402606_text Families - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, is aimed at "providing a yardstick for determining the proper position of all officer[s], their seniority and hierarchy for the On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, In early April 2014, it was reported that a special unit of prosecutors, the Wildlife Crimes Prosecution Unit, recently formed to combat wildlife-related crimes in Kenya, has already had some promising results. The Unit, which consists On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On November 12, 2013, Kenya's Parliament passed the Matrimonial Property Bill, 2013, with key amendments that some argue will adversely affect the ability for stay-at-home women to gain an equal share of assets in divorce. (John On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On June 25, 2012, Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya, vetoed the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2012 (34 KENYA GAZETTE SUPPLEMENT (May 2, 2012)), which the National Assembly had adopted on June 21. Kibaki argued On May 9, 2012, Kenya's President, Mawi Kibaki, signed into law the Kenya Deposit Insurance Act, 2012, which provides for the establishment of a deposit insurance scheme and a corporation to manage the scheme and to On April 20, 2012, Kenya's High Court ordered the revision of the Anti-Counterfeit Act of 2008 on the grounds that in its current form the Act threatens access to affordable generic medicine. (Kenya Ruling Upholds Kenya's Parliament is gearing up to begin debate on the Land Bill 2012, which, among other objectives, seeks to drastically change the landlord-tenant relationship in the country. If enacted in its current form, the bill would On October 12, 2011, a draft law aimed at amending the Books and Newspapers Act of 1960 was introduced in the Kenyan Parliament. If enacted, the new legislation would require Kenyan publishers to deposit three copies It was reported on April 2, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Limited Partnership Bill 2010, which seeks to repeal and replace the Limited Partnership Act of 1934. (Peter Kiragu, New Bill to Replace It was reported on March 31, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Bill, 2010, which criminalizes the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Kapondi Authors Law to Criminalise Female... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 05 Apr 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402606_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Controversy over Proposed Media Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402520_text Freedom of the press - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, is aimed at "providing a yardstick for determining the proper position of all officer[s], their seniority and hierarchy for the On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, In early April 2014, it was reported that a special unit of prosecutors, the Wildlife Crimes Prosecution Unit, recently formed to combat wildlife-related crimes in Kenya, has already had some promising results. The Unit, which consists On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On November 12, 2013, Kenya's Parliament passed the Matrimonial Property Bill, 2013, with key amendments that some argue will adversely affect the ability for stay-at-home women to gain an equal share of assets in divorce. (John On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On June 25, 2012, Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya, vetoed the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2012 (34 KENYA GAZETTE SUPPLEMENT (May 2, 2012)), which the National Assembly had adopted on June 21. Kibaki argued On May 9, 2012, Kenya's President, Mawi Kibaki, signed into law the Kenya Deposit Insurance Act, 2012, which provides for the establishment of a deposit insurance scheme and a corporation to manage the scheme and to On April 20, 2012, Kenya's High Court ordered the revision of the Anti-Counterfeit Act of 2008 on the grounds that in its current form the Act threatens access to affordable generic medicine. (Kenya Ruling Upholds Kenya's Parliament is gearing up to begin debate on the Land Bill 2012, which, among other objectives, seeks to drastically change the landlord-tenant relationship in the country. If enacted in its current form, the bill would On October 12, 2011, a draft law aimed at amending the Books and Newspapers Act of 1960 was introduced in the Kenyan Parliament. If enacted, the new legislation would require Kenyan publishers to deposit three copies It was reported on April 2, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Limited Partnership Bill 2010, which seeks to repeal and replace the Limited Partnership Act of 1934. (Peter Kiragu, New Bill to Replace It was reported on March 31, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Bill, 2010, which criminalizes the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Kapondi Authors Law to Criminalise Female The members of the journalist community in Kenya have raised concerns about a Media Bill 2010 proposed by the Minister for Information and Communication, Raphael Tuju, which would make changes to the existing media laws in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 16 Feb 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402520_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Constitutionality of Government Memo Imposing Racial Profiling Challenged http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402477_text Constitution; Discrimination - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, is aimed at "providing a yardstick for determining the proper position of all officer[s], their seniority and hierarchy for the On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, In early April 2014, it was reported that a special unit of prosecutors, the Wildlife Crimes Prosecution Unit, recently formed to combat wildlife-related crimes in Kenya, has already had some promising results. The Unit, which consists On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On November 12, 2013, Kenya's Parliament passed the Matrimonial Property Bill, 2013, with key amendments that some argue will adversely affect the ability for stay-at-home women to gain an equal share of assets in divorce. (John On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On June 25, 2012, Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya, vetoed the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2012 (34 KENYA GAZETTE SUPPLEMENT (May 2, 2012)), which the National Assembly had adopted on June 21. Kibaki argued On May 9, 2012, Kenya's President, Mawi Kibaki, signed into law the Kenya Deposit Insurance Act, 2012, which provides for the establishment of a deposit insurance scheme and a corporation to manage the scheme and to On April 20, 2012, Kenya's High Court ordered the revision of the Anti-Counterfeit Act of 2008 on the grounds that in its current form the Act threatens access to affordable generic medicine. (Kenya Ruling Upholds Kenya's Parliament is gearing up to begin debate on the Land Bill 2012, which, among other objectives, seeks to drastically change the landlord-tenant relationship in the country. If enacted in its current form, the bill would On October 12, 2011, a draft law aimed at amending the Books and Newspapers Act of 1960 was introduced in the Kenyan Parliament. If enacted, the new legislation would require Kenyan publishers to deposit three copies It was reported on April 2, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Limited Partnership Bill 2010, which seeks to repeal and replace the Limited Partnership Act of 1934. (Peter Kiragu, New Bill to Replace It was reported on March 31, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Bill, 2010, which criminalizes the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Kapondi Authors Law to Criminalise Female The members of the journalist community in Kenya have raised concerns about a Media Bill 2010 proposed by the Minister for Information and Communication, Raphael Tuju, which would make changes to the existing media laws in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 20 Jan 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402477_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Violence Against Women Rising http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402424_text Families - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, is aimed at "providing a yardstick for determining the proper position of all officer[s], their seniority and hierarchy for the On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, In early April 2014, it was reported that a special unit of prosecutors, the Wildlife Crimes Prosecution Unit, recently formed to combat wildlife-related crimes in Kenya, has already had some promising results. The Unit, which consists On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On November 12, 2013, Kenya's Parliament passed the Matrimonial Property Bill, 2013, with key amendments that some argue will adversely affect the ability for stay-at-home women to gain an equal share of assets in divorce. (John On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On June 25, 2012, Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya, vetoed the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2012 (34 KENYA GAZETTE SUPPLEMENT (May 2, 2012)), which the National Assembly had adopted on June 21. Kibaki argued On May 9, 2012, Kenya's President, Mawi Kibaki, signed into law the Kenya Deposit Insurance Act, 2012, which provides for the establishment of a deposit insurance scheme and a corporation to manage the scheme and to On April 20, 2012, Kenya's High Court ordered the revision of the Anti-Counterfeit Act of 2008 on the grounds that in its current form the Act threatens access to affordable generic medicine. (Kenya Ruling Upholds Kenya's Parliament is gearing up to begin debate on the Land Bill 2012, which, among other objectives, seeks to drastically change the landlord-tenant relationship in the country. If enacted in its current form, the bill would On October 12, 2011, a draft law aimed at amending the Books and Newspapers Act of 1960 was introduced in the Kenyan Parliament. If enacted, the new legislation would require Kenyan publishers to deposit three copies It was reported on April 2, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Limited Partnership Bill 2010, which seeks to repeal and replace the Limited Partnership Act of 1934. (Peter Kiragu, New Bill to Replace It was reported on March 31, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Bill, 2010, which criminalizes the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Kapondi Authors Law to Criminalise Female The members of the journalist community in Kenya have raised concerns about a Media Bill 2010 proposed by the Minister for Information and Communication, Raphael Tuju, which would make changes to the existing media laws in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent It was reported on December 10, 2010, that violence against women is rising in the western part of Kenya. Between January of 2009 and June of 2010, the Children's Department in the area reported 300 cases... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 15 Dec 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402424_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Alleged Somali Pirates Acquitted for Lack of Evidence http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402368_text Piracy - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, is aimed at "providing a yardstick for determining the proper position of all officer[s], their seniority and hierarchy for the On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, In early April 2014, it was reported that a special unit of prosecutors, the Wildlife Crimes Prosecution Unit, recently formed to combat wildlife-related crimes in Kenya, has already had some promising results. The Unit, which consists On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On November 12, 2013, Kenya's Parliament passed the Matrimonial Property Bill, 2013, with key amendments that some argue will adversely affect the ability for stay-at-home women to gain an equal share of assets in divorce. (John On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On June 25, 2012, Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya, vetoed the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2012 (34 KENYA GAZETTE SUPPLEMENT (May 2, 2012)), which the National Assembly had adopted on June 21. Kibaki argued On May 9, 2012, Kenya's President, Mawi Kibaki, signed into law the Kenya Deposit Insurance Act, 2012, which provides for the establishment of a deposit insurance scheme and a corporation to manage the scheme and to On April 20, 2012, Kenya's High Court ordered the revision of the Anti-Counterfeit Act of 2008 on the grounds that in its current form the Act threatens access to affordable generic medicine. (Kenya Ruling Upholds Kenya's Parliament is gearing up to begin debate on the Land Bill 2012, which, among other objectives, seeks to drastically change the landlord-tenant relationship in the country. If enacted in its current form, the bill would On October 12, 2011, a draft law aimed at amending the Books and Newspapers Act of 1960 was introduced in the Kenyan Parliament. If enacted, the new legislation would require Kenyan publishers to deposit three copies It was reported on April 2, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Limited Partnership Bill 2010, which seeks to repeal and replace the Limited Partnership Act of 1934. (Peter Kiragu, New Bill to Replace It was reported on March 31, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Bill, 2010, which criminalizes the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Kapondi Authors Law to Criminalise Female The members of the journalist community in Kenya have raised concerns about a Media Bill 2010 proposed by the Minister for Information and Communication, Raphael Tuju, which would make changes to the existing media laws in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent It was reported on December 10, 2010, that violence against women is rising in the western part of Kenya. Between January of 2009 and June of 2010, the Children's Department in the area reported 300 cases It was reported on November 5, 2010, that a Kenyan magistrate found not guilty 17 Somalis who had been accused of piracy in connection with an attack against the MV Amira, an Egyptian-flagged ship, in May... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 12 Nov 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402368_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Court Rules Kenya Lacks Jurisdiction over Offenses Committed on High Seas http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402371_text Piracy - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, is aimed at "providing a yardstick for determining the proper position of all officer[s], their seniority and hierarchy for the On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, In early April 2014, it was reported that a special unit of prosecutors, the Wildlife Crimes Prosecution Unit, recently formed to combat wildlife-related crimes in Kenya, has already had some promising results. The Unit, which consists On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On November 12, 2013, Kenya's Parliament passed the Matrimonial Property Bill, 2013, with key amendments that some argue will adversely affect the ability for stay-at-home women to gain an equal share of assets in divorce. (John On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On June 25, 2012, Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya, vetoed the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2012 (34 KENYA GAZETTE SUPPLEMENT (May 2, 2012)), which the National Assembly had adopted on June 21. Kibaki argued On May 9, 2012, Kenya's President, Mawi Kibaki, signed into law the Kenya Deposit Insurance Act, 2012, which provides for the establishment of a deposit insurance scheme and a corporation to manage the scheme and to On April 20, 2012, Kenya's High Court ordered the revision of the Anti-Counterfeit Act of 2008 on the grounds that in its current form the Act threatens access to affordable generic medicine. (Kenya Ruling Upholds Kenya's Parliament is gearing up to begin debate on the Land Bill 2012, which, among other objectives, seeks to drastically change the landlord-tenant relationship in the country. If enacted in its current form, the bill would On October 12, 2011, a draft law aimed at amending the Books and Newspapers Act of 1960 was introduced in the Kenyan Parliament. If enacted, the new legislation would require Kenyan publishers to deposit three copies It was reported on April 2, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Limited Partnership Bill 2010, which seeks to repeal and replace the Limited Partnership Act of 1934. (Peter Kiragu, New Bill to Replace It was reported on March 31, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Bill, 2010, which criminalizes the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Kapondi Authors Law to Criminalise Female The members of the journalist community in Kenya have raised concerns about a Media Bill 2010 proposed by the Minister for Information and Communication, Raphael Tuju, which would make changes to the existing media laws in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent It was reported on December 10, 2010, that violence against women is rising in the western part of Kenya. Between January of 2009 and June of 2010, the Children's Department in the area reported 300 cases It was reported on November 5, 2010, that a Kenyan magistrate found not guilty 17 Somalis who had been accused of piracy in connection with an attack against the MV Amira, an Egyptian-flagged ship, in May On November 9, 2010, the Kenyan High Court, Mombasa Division, terminated for want of jurisdiction a lower court's criminal case against nine Somali citizens charged with piracy. The individuals allegedly attacked the MV Courier in the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 12 Nov 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402371_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya; Zambia: Judiciaries Turn to Technology to Improve Efficiency http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402298_text Judiciary - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, is aimed at "providing a yardstick for determining the proper position of all officer[s], their seniority and hierarchy for the On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, In early April 2014, it was reported that a special unit of prosecutors, the Wildlife Crimes Prosecution Unit, recently formed to combat wildlife-related crimes in Kenya, has already had some promising results. The Unit, which consists On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On November 12, 2013, Kenya's Parliament passed the Matrimonial Property Bill, 2013, with key amendments that some argue will adversely affect the ability for stay-at-home women to gain an equal share of assets in divorce. (John On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On June 25, 2012, Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya, vetoed the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2012 (34 KENYA GAZETTE SUPPLEMENT (May 2, 2012)), which the National Assembly had adopted on June 21. Kibaki argued On May 9, 2012, Kenya's President, Mawi Kibaki, signed into law the Kenya Deposit Insurance Act, 2012, which provides for the establishment of a deposit insurance scheme and a corporation to manage the scheme and to On April 20, 2012, Kenya's High Court ordered the revision of the Anti-Counterfeit Act of 2008 on the grounds that in its current form the Act threatens access to affordable generic medicine. (Kenya Ruling Upholds Kenya's Parliament is gearing up to begin debate on the Land Bill 2012, which, among other objectives, seeks to drastically change the landlord-tenant relationship in the country. If enacted in its current form, the bill would On October 12, 2011, a draft law aimed at amending the Books and Newspapers Act of 1960 was introduced in the Kenyan Parliament. If enacted, the new legislation would require Kenyan publishers to deposit three copies It was reported on April 2, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Limited Partnership Bill 2010, which seeks to repeal and replace the Limited Partnership Act of 1934. (Peter Kiragu, New Bill to Replace It was reported on March 31, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Bill, 2010, which criminalizes the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Kapondi Authors Law to Criminalise Female The members of the journalist community in Kenya have raised concerns about a Media Bill 2010 proposed by the Minister for Information and Communication, Raphael Tuju, which would make changes to the existing media laws in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent It was reported on December 10, 2010, that violence against women is rising in the western part of Kenya. Between January of 2009 and June of 2010, the Children's Department in the area reported 300 cases It was reported on November 5, 2010, that a Kenyan magistrate found not guilty 17 Somalis who had been accused of piracy in connection with an attack against the MV Amira, an Egyptian-flagged ship, in May On November 9, 2010, the Kenyan High Court, Mombasa Division, terminated for want of jurisdiction a lower court's criminal case against nine Somali citizens charged with piracy. The individuals allegedly attacked the MV Courier in the It was recently reported that as part of a project to modernize the judiciary and automate certain court activities in Zambia, 30,000 court records have been digitized and certain court staff received training in managing court... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 07 Oct 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402298_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: "Poison Brew" Legalized http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402246_text Workers safety and health - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, is aimed at "providing a yardstick for determining the proper position of all officer[s], their seniority and hierarchy for the On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, In early April 2014, it was reported that a special unit of prosecutors, the Wildlife Crimes Prosecution Unit, recently formed to combat wildlife-related crimes in Kenya, has already had some promising results. The Unit, which consists On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On November 12, 2013, Kenya's Parliament passed the Matrimonial Property Bill, 2013, with key amendments that some argue will adversely affect the ability for stay-at-home women to gain an equal share of assets in divorce. (John On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On June 25, 2012, Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya, vetoed the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2012 (34 KENYA GAZETTE SUPPLEMENT (May 2, 2012)), which the National Assembly had adopted on June 21. Kibaki argued On May 9, 2012, Kenya's President, Mawi Kibaki, signed into law the Kenya Deposit Insurance Act, 2012, which provides for the establishment of a deposit insurance scheme and a corporation to manage the scheme and to On April 20, 2012, Kenya's High Court ordered the revision of the Anti-Counterfeit Act of 2008 on the grounds that in its current form the Act threatens access to affordable generic medicine. (Kenya Ruling Upholds Kenya's Parliament is gearing up to begin debate on the Land Bill 2012, which, among other objectives, seeks to drastically change the landlord-tenant relationship in the country. If enacted in its current form, the bill would On October 12, 2011, a draft law aimed at amending the Books and Newspapers Act of 1960 was introduced in the Kenyan Parliament. If enacted, the new legislation would require Kenyan publishers to deposit three copies It was reported on April 2, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Limited Partnership Bill 2010, which seeks to repeal and replace the Limited Partnership Act of 1934. (Peter Kiragu, New Bill to Replace It was reported on March 31, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Bill, 2010, which criminalizes the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Kapondi Authors Law to Criminalise Female The members of the journalist community in Kenya have raised concerns about a Media Bill 2010 proposed by the Minister for Information and Communication, Raphael Tuju, which would make changes to the existing media laws in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent It was reported on December 10, 2010, that violence against women is rising in the western part of Kenya. Between January of 2009 and June of 2010, the Children's Department in the area reported 300 cases It was reported on November 5, 2010, that a Kenyan magistrate found not guilty 17 Somalis who had been accused of piracy in connection with an attack against the MV Amira, an Egyptian-flagged ship, in May On November 9, 2010, the Kenyan High Court, Mombasa Division, terminated for want of jurisdiction a lower court's criminal case against nine Somali citizens charged with piracy. The individuals allegedly attacked the MV Courier in the It was recently reported that as part of a project to modernize the judiciary and automate certain court activities in Zambia, 30,000 court records have been digitized and certain court staff received training in managing court It was reported on September 7, 2010, that Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki has signed into law the Alcoholic Drinks Control Bill, 2009 (the law), which seeks to dramatically shift Kenya's policy on the regulation of production,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 17 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402246_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: President Vetoes Bill on Price Controls http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402241_text Foreign trade and international finance - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, is aimed at "providing a yardstick for determining the proper position of all officer[s], their seniority and hierarchy for the On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, In early April 2014, it was reported that a special unit of prosecutors, the Wildlife Crimes Prosecution Unit, recently formed to combat wildlife-related crimes in Kenya, has already had some promising results. The Unit, which consists On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On November 12, 2013, Kenya's Parliament passed the Matrimonial Property Bill, 2013, with key amendments that some argue will adversely affect the ability for stay-at-home women to gain an equal share of assets in divorce. (John On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On June 25, 2012, Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya, vetoed the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2012 (34 KENYA GAZETTE SUPPLEMENT (May 2, 2012)), which the National Assembly had adopted on June 21. Kibaki argued On May 9, 2012, Kenya's President, Mawi Kibaki, signed into law the Kenya Deposit Insurance Act, 2012, which provides for the establishment of a deposit insurance scheme and a corporation to manage the scheme and to On April 20, 2012, Kenya's High Court ordered the revision of the Anti-Counterfeit Act of 2008 on the grounds that in its current form the Act threatens access to affordable generic medicine. (Kenya Ruling Upholds Kenya's Parliament is gearing up to begin debate on the Land Bill 2012, which, among other objectives, seeks to drastically change the landlord-tenant relationship in the country. If enacted in its current form, the bill would On October 12, 2011, a draft law aimed at amending the Books and Newspapers Act of 1960 was introduced in the Kenyan Parliament. If enacted, the new legislation would require Kenyan publishers to deposit three copies It was reported on April 2, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Limited Partnership Bill 2010, which seeks to repeal and replace the Limited Partnership Act of 1934. (Peter Kiragu, New Bill to Replace It was reported on March 31, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Bill, 2010, which criminalizes the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Kapondi Authors Law to Criminalise Female The members of the journalist community in Kenya have raised concerns about a Media Bill 2010 proposed by the Minister for Information and Communication, Raphael Tuju, which would make changes to the existing media laws in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent It was reported on December 10, 2010, that violence against women is rising in the western part of Kenya. Between January of 2009 and June of 2010, the Children's Department in the area reported 300 cases It was reported on November 5, 2010, that a Kenyan magistrate found not guilty 17 Somalis who had been accused of piracy in connection with an attack against the MV Amira, an Egyptian-flagged ship, in May On November 9, 2010, the Kenyan High Court, Mombasa Division, terminated for want of jurisdiction a lower court's criminal case against nine Somali citizens charged with piracy. The individuals allegedly attacked the MV Courier in the It was recently reported that as part of a project to modernize the judiciary and automate certain court activities in Zambia, 30,000 court records have been digitized and certain court staff received training in managing court It was reported on September 7, 2010, that Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki has signed into law the Alcoholic Drinks Control Bill, 2009 (the law), which seeks to dramatically shift Kenya's policy on the regulation of production, It was reported on September 1, 2010, that the Kenyan President refused to assent to the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, which seeks to authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 15 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402241_text Global Legal Monitor: International Criminal Court; Kenya: Office to Open with Immunity for Staff, Property, and Witnesses http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402220_text Judiciary - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, is aimed at "providing a yardstick for determining the proper position of all officer[s], their seniority and hierarchy for the On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, In early April 2014, it was reported that a special unit of prosecutors, the Wildlife Crimes Prosecution Unit, recently formed to combat wildlife-related crimes in Kenya, has already had some promising results. The Unit, which consists On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On November 12, 2013, Kenya's Parliament passed the Matrimonial Property Bill, 2013, with key amendments that some argue will adversely affect the ability for stay-at-home women to gain an equal share of assets in divorce. (John On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On June 25, 2012, Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya, vetoed the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2012 (34 KENYA GAZETTE SUPPLEMENT (May 2, 2012)), which the National Assembly had adopted on June 21. Kibaki argued On May 9, 2012, Kenya's President, Mawi Kibaki, signed into law the Kenya Deposit Insurance Act, 2012, which provides for the establishment of a deposit insurance scheme and a corporation to manage the scheme and to On April 20, 2012, Kenya's High Court ordered the revision of the Anti-Counterfeit Act of 2008 on the grounds that in its current form the Act threatens access to affordable generic medicine. (Kenya Ruling Upholds Kenya's Parliament is gearing up to begin debate on the Land Bill 2012, which, among other objectives, seeks to drastically change the landlord-tenant relationship in the country. If enacted in its current form, the bill would On October 12, 2011, a draft law aimed at amending the Books and Newspapers Act of 1960 was introduced in the Kenyan Parliament. If enacted, the new legislation would require Kenyan publishers to deposit three copies It was reported on April 2, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Limited Partnership Bill 2010, which seeks to repeal and replace the Limited Partnership Act of 1934. (Peter Kiragu, New Bill to Replace It was reported on March 31, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Bill, 2010, which criminalizes the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Kapondi Authors Law to Criminalise Female The members of the journalist community in Kenya have raised concerns about a Media Bill 2010 proposed by the Minister for Information and Communication, Raphael Tuju, which would make changes to the existing media laws in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent It was reported on December 10, 2010, that violence against women is rising in the western part of Kenya. Between January of 2009 and June of 2010, the Children's Department in the area reported 300 cases It was reported on November 5, 2010, that a Kenyan magistrate found not guilty 17 Somalis who had been accused of piracy in connection with an attack against the MV Amira, an Egyptian-flagged ship, in May On November 9, 2010, the Kenyan High Court, Mombasa Division, terminated for want of jurisdiction a lower court's criminal case against nine Somali citizens charged with piracy. The individuals allegedly attacked the MV Courier in the It was recently reported that as part of a project to modernize the judiciary and automate certain court activities in Zambia, 30,000 court records have been digitized and certain court staff received training in managing court It was reported on September 7, 2010, that Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki has signed into law the Alcoholic Drinks Control Bill, 2009 (the law), which seeks to dramatically shift Kenya's policy on the regulation of production, It was reported on September 1, 2010, that the Kenyan President refused to assent to the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, which seeks to authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and The Kenyan government signed an agreement with the International Criminal Court (ICC), effective September 3, 2010, to allow the ICC to setup operations in Kenya and to facilitate the ICC's work of investigating and prosecuting perpetrators... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 08 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402220_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: High Court Orders Government to Compensate Torture Victims http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402120_text Human rights - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, is aimed at "providing a yardstick for determining the proper position of all officer[s], their seniority and hierarchy for the On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, In early April 2014, it was reported that a special unit of prosecutors, the Wildlife Crimes Prosecution Unit, recently formed to combat wildlife-related crimes in Kenya, has already had some promising results. The Unit, which consists On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On November 12, 2013, Kenya's Parliament passed the Matrimonial Property Bill, 2013, with key amendments that some argue will adversely affect the ability for stay-at-home women to gain an equal share of assets in divorce. (John On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On June 25, 2012, Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya, vetoed the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2012 (34 KENYA GAZETTE SUPPLEMENT (May 2, 2012)), which the National Assembly had adopted on June 21. Kibaki argued On May 9, 2012, Kenya's President, Mawi Kibaki, signed into law the Kenya Deposit Insurance Act, 2012, which provides for the establishment of a deposit insurance scheme and a corporation to manage the scheme and to On April 20, 2012, Kenya's High Court ordered the revision of the Anti-Counterfeit Act of 2008 on the grounds that in its current form the Act threatens access to affordable generic medicine. (Kenya Ruling Upholds Kenya's Parliament is gearing up to begin debate on the Land Bill 2012, which, among other objectives, seeks to drastically change the landlord-tenant relationship in the country. If enacted in its current form, the bill would On October 12, 2011, a draft law aimed at amending the Books and Newspapers Act of 1960 was introduced in the Kenyan Parliament. If enacted, the new legislation would require Kenyan publishers to deposit three copies It was reported on April 2, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Limited Partnership Bill 2010, which seeks to repeal and replace the Limited Partnership Act of 1934. (Peter Kiragu, New Bill to Replace It was reported on March 31, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Bill, 2010, which criminalizes the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Kapondi Authors Law to Criminalise Female The members of the journalist community in Kenya have raised concerns about a Media Bill 2010 proposed by the Minister for Information and Communication, Raphael Tuju, which would make changes to the existing media laws in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent It was reported on December 10, 2010, that violence against women is rising in the western part of Kenya. Between January of 2009 and June of 2010, the Children's Department in the area reported 300 cases It was reported on November 5, 2010, that a Kenyan magistrate found not guilty 17 Somalis who had been accused of piracy in connection with an attack against the MV Amira, an Egyptian-flagged ship, in May On November 9, 2010, the Kenyan High Court, Mombasa Division, terminated for want of jurisdiction a lower court's criminal case against nine Somali citizens charged with piracy. The individuals allegedly attacked the MV Courier in the It was recently reported that as part of a project to modernize the judiciary and automate certain court activities in Zambia, 30,000 court records have been digitized and certain court staff received training in managing court It was reported on September 7, 2010, that Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki has signed into law the Alcoholic Drinks Control Bill, 2009 (the law), which seeks to dramatically shift Kenya's policy on the regulation of production, It was reported on September 1, 2010, that the Kenyan President refused to assent to the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, which seeks to authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and The Kenyan government signed an agreement with the International Criminal Court (ICC), effective September 3, 2010, to allow the ICC to setup operations in Kenya and to facilitate the ICC's work of investigating and prosecuting perpetrators On July 21, 2010, Kenya's High Court awarded 21 individuals KES40 million (about US$490,496), to be paid by the Kenyan government as compensation for torture they suffered at the hands of state security officers during the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 26 Jul 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402120_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Parliament Passes Law Authorizing Government to Set Prices of Essential Goods http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402081_text Foreign trade and international finance - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, is aimed at "providing a yardstick for determining the proper position of all officer[s], their seniority and hierarchy for the On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, In early April 2014, it was reported that a special unit of prosecutors, the Wildlife Crimes Prosecution Unit, recently formed to combat wildlife-related crimes in Kenya, has already had some promising results. The Unit, which consists On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On November 12, 2013, Kenya's Parliament passed the Matrimonial Property Bill, 2013, with key amendments that some argue will adversely affect the ability for stay-at-home women to gain an equal share of assets in divorce. (John On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On June 25, 2012, Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya, vetoed the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2012 (34 KENYA GAZETTE SUPPLEMENT (May 2, 2012)), which the National Assembly had adopted on June 21. Kibaki argued On May 9, 2012, Kenya's President, Mawi Kibaki, signed into law the Kenya Deposit Insurance Act, 2012, which provides for the establishment of a deposit insurance scheme and a corporation to manage the scheme and to On April 20, 2012, Kenya's High Court ordered the revision of the Anti-Counterfeit Act of 2008 on the grounds that in its current form the Act threatens access to affordable generic medicine. (Kenya Ruling Upholds Kenya's Parliament is gearing up to begin debate on the Land Bill 2012, which, among other objectives, seeks to drastically change the landlord-tenant relationship in the country. If enacted in its current form, the bill would On October 12, 2011, a draft law aimed at amending the Books and Newspapers Act of 1960 was introduced in the Kenyan Parliament. If enacted, the new legislation would require Kenyan publishers to deposit three copies It was reported on April 2, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Limited Partnership Bill 2010, which seeks to repeal and replace the Limited Partnership Act of 1934. (Peter Kiragu, New Bill to Replace It was reported on March 31, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Bill, 2010, which criminalizes the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Kapondi Authors Law to Criminalise Female The members of the journalist community in Kenya have raised concerns about a Media Bill 2010 proposed by the Minister for Information and Communication, Raphael Tuju, which would make changes to the existing media laws in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent It was reported on December 10, 2010, that violence against women is rising in the western part of Kenya. Between January of 2009 and June of 2010, the Children's Department in the area reported 300 cases It was reported on November 5, 2010, that a Kenyan magistrate found not guilty 17 Somalis who had been accused of piracy in connection with an attack against the MV Amira, an Egyptian-flagged ship, in May On November 9, 2010, the Kenyan High Court, Mombasa Division, terminated for want of jurisdiction a lower court's criminal case against nine Somali citizens charged with piracy. The individuals allegedly attacked the MV Courier in the It was recently reported that as part of a project to modernize the judiciary and automate certain court activities in Zambia, 30,000 court records have been digitized and certain court staff received training in managing court It was reported on September 7, 2010, that Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki has signed into law the Alcoholic Drinks Control Bill, 2009 (the law), which seeks to dramatically shift Kenya's policy on the regulation of production, It was reported on September 1, 2010, that the Kenyan President refused to assent to the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, which seeks to authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and The Kenyan government signed an agreement with the International Criminal Court (ICC), effective September 3, 2010, to allow the ICC to setup operations in Kenya and to facilitate the ICC's work of investigating and prosecuting perpetrators On July 21, 2010, Kenya's High Court awarded 21 individuals KES40 million (about US$490,496), to be paid by the Kenyan government as compensation for torture they suffered at the hands of state security officers during the On June 23, 2010, the Kenyan Parliament passed the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, 2009, which, if signed into law by the President, will authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 30 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402081_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Parliament Approves New Constitution http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401911_text Constitution - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, is aimed at "providing a yardstick for determining the proper position of all officer[s], their seniority and hierarchy for the On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, In early April 2014, it was reported that a special unit of prosecutors, the Wildlife Crimes Prosecution Unit, recently formed to combat wildlife-related crimes in Kenya, has already had some promising results. The Unit, which consists On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On November 12, 2013, Kenya's Parliament passed the Matrimonial Property Bill, 2013, with key amendments that some argue will adversely affect the ability for stay-at-home women to gain an equal share of assets in divorce. (John On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On June 25, 2012, Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya, vetoed the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2012 (34 KENYA GAZETTE SUPPLEMENT (May 2, 2012)), which the National Assembly had adopted on June 21. Kibaki argued On May 9, 2012, Kenya's President, Mawi Kibaki, signed into law the Kenya Deposit Insurance Act, 2012, which provides for the establishment of a deposit insurance scheme and a corporation to manage the scheme and to On April 20, 2012, Kenya's High Court ordered the revision of the Anti-Counterfeit Act of 2008 on the grounds that in its current form the Act threatens access to affordable generic medicine. (Kenya Ruling Upholds Kenya's Parliament is gearing up to begin debate on the Land Bill 2012, which, among other objectives, seeks to drastically change the landlord-tenant relationship in the country. If enacted in its current form, the bill would On October 12, 2011, a draft law aimed at amending the Books and Newspapers Act of 1960 was introduced in the Kenyan Parliament. If enacted, the new legislation would require Kenyan publishers to deposit three copies It was reported on April 2, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Limited Partnership Bill 2010, which seeks to repeal and replace the Limited Partnership Act of 1934. (Peter Kiragu, New Bill to Replace It was reported on March 31, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Bill, 2010, which criminalizes the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Kapondi Authors Law to Criminalise Female The members of the journalist community in Kenya have raised concerns about a Media Bill 2010 proposed by the Minister for Information and Communication, Raphael Tuju, which would make changes to the existing media laws in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent It was reported on December 10, 2010, that violence against women is rising in the western part of Kenya. Between January of 2009 and June of 2010, the Children's Department in the area reported 300 cases It was reported on November 5, 2010, that a Kenyan magistrate found not guilty 17 Somalis who had been accused of piracy in connection with an attack against the MV Amira, an Egyptian-flagged ship, in May On November 9, 2010, the Kenyan High Court, Mombasa Division, terminated for want of jurisdiction a lower court's criminal case against nine Somali citizens charged with piracy. The individuals allegedly attacked the MV Courier in the It was recently reported that as part of a project to modernize the judiciary and automate certain court activities in Zambia, 30,000 court records have been digitized and certain court staff received training in managing court It was reported on September 7, 2010, that Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki has signed into law the Alcoholic Drinks Control Bill, 2009 (the law), which seeks to dramatically shift Kenya's policy on the regulation of production, It was reported on September 1, 2010, that the Kenyan President refused to assent to the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, which seeks to authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and The Kenyan government signed an agreement with the International Criminal Court (ICC), effective September 3, 2010, to allow the ICC to setup operations in Kenya and to facilitate the ICC's work of investigating and prosecuting perpetrators On July 21, 2010, Kenya's High Court awarded 21 individuals KES40 million (about US$490,496), to be paid by the Kenyan government as compensation for torture they suffered at the hands of state security officers during the On June 23, 2010, the Kenyan Parliament passed the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, 2009, which, if signed into law by the President, will authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and On April 1, 2010, the Kenyan Parliament unanimously approved a new Constitution. (Daniel Makosky, Kenya Parliament Approves Constitution Draft, PAPER CHASE NEWSBURST, Apr. 2, 2010, available at http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/paperchase/2010/04/kenya-parliament-approves-constitution.php; Proposed Constitution of Kenya, Committee of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 08 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401911_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: New Anti-Money Laundering Law Enacted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401764_text Money laundering - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, is aimed at "providing a yardstick for determining the proper position of all officer[s], their seniority and hierarchy for the On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, In early April 2014, it was reported that a special unit of prosecutors, the Wildlife Crimes Prosecution Unit, recently formed to combat wildlife-related crimes in Kenya, has already had some promising results. The Unit, which consists On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On November 12, 2013, Kenya's Parliament passed the Matrimonial Property Bill, 2013, with key amendments that some argue will adversely affect the ability for stay-at-home women to gain an equal share of assets in divorce. (John On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On June 25, 2012, Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya, vetoed the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2012 (34 KENYA GAZETTE SUPPLEMENT (May 2, 2012)), which the National Assembly had adopted on June 21. Kibaki argued On May 9, 2012, Kenya's President, Mawi Kibaki, signed into law the Kenya Deposit Insurance Act, 2012, which provides for the establishment of a deposit insurance scheme and a corporation to manage the scheme and to On April 20, 2012, Kenya's High Court ordered the revision of the Anti-Counterfeit Act of 2008 on the grounds that in its current form the Act threatens access to affordable generic medicine. (Kenya Ruling Upholds Kenya's Parliament is gearing up to begin debate on the Land Bill 2012, which, among other objectives, seeks to drastically change the landlord-tenant relationship in the country. If enacted in its current form, the bill would On October 12, 2011, a draft law aimed at amending the Books and Newspapers Act of 1960 was introduced in the Kenyan Parliament. If enacted, the new legislation would require Kenyan publishers to deposit three copies It was reported on April 2, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Limited Partnership Bill 2010, which seeks to repeal and replace the Limited Partnership Act of 1934. (Peter Kiragu, New Bill to Replace It was reported on March 31, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Bill, 2010, which criminalizes the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Kapondi Authors Law to Criminalise Female The members of the journalist community in Kenya have raised concerns about a Media Bill 2010 proposed by the Minister for Information and Communication, Raphael Tuju, which would make changes to the existing media laws in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent It was reported on December 10, 2010, that violence against women is rising in the western part of Kenya. Between January of 2009 and June of 2010, the Children's Department in the area reported 300 cases It was reported on November 5, 2010, that a Kenyan magistrate found not guilty 17 Somalis who had been accused of piracy in connection with an attack against the MV Amira, an Egyptian-flagged ship, in May On November 9, 2010, the Kenyan High Court, Mombasa Division, terminated for want of jurisdiction a lower court's criminal case against nine Somali citizens charged with piracy. The individuals allegedly attacked the MV Courier in the It was recently reported that as part of a project to modernize the judiciary and automate certain court activities in Zambia, 30,000 court records have been digitized and certain court staff received training in managing court It was reported on September 7, 2010, that Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki has signed into law the Alcoholic Drinks Control Bill, 2009 (the law), which seeks to dramatically shift Kenya's policy on the regulation of production, It was reported on September 1, 2010, that the Kenyan President refused to assent to the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, which seeks to authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and The Kenyan government signed an agreement with the International Criminal Court (ICC), effective September 3, 2010, to allow the ICC to setup operations in Kenya and to facilitate the ICC's work of investigating and prosecuting perpetrators On July 21, 2010, Kenya's High Court awarded 21 individuals KES40 million (about US$490,496), to be paid by the Kenyan government as compensation for torture they suffered at the hands of state security officers during the On June 23, 2010, the Kenyan Parliament passed the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, 2009, which, if signed into law by the President, will authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and On April 1, 2010, the Kenyan Parliament unanimously approved a new Constitution. (Daniel Makosky, Kenya Parliament Approves Constitution Draft, PAPER CHASE NEWSBURST, Apr. 2, 2010, available at http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/paperchase/2010/04/kenya-parliament-approves-constitution.php; Proposed Constitution of Kenya, Committee of On January 1, 2009, the DAILY NATION reported that Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki had signed into law The Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, which was passed by the country's parliament in December. (Peter Leftie,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 08 Jan 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401764_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Kofi Annan Calls for Local Tribunal to Prosecute Suspects of 2007 Violence http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401366_text Crime and law enforcement - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, is aimed at "providing a yardstick for determining the proper position of all officer[s], their seniority and hierarchy for the On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, In early April 2014, it was reported that a special unit of prosecutors, the Wildlife Crimes Prosecution Unit, recently formed to combat wildlife-related crimes in Kenya, has already had some promising results. The Unit, which consists On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On November 12, 2013, Kenya's Parliament passed the Matrimonial Property Bill, 2013, with key amendments that some argue will adversely affect the ability for stay-at-home women to gain an equal share of assets in divorce. (John On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On June 25, 2012, Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya, vetoed the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2012 (34 KENYA GAZETTE SUPPLEMENT (May 2, 2012)), which the National Assembly had adopted on June 21. Kibaki argued On May 9, 2012, Kenya's President, Mawi Kibaki, signed into law the Kenya Deposit Insurance Act, 2012, which provides for the establishment of a deposit insurance scheme and a corporation to manage the scheme and to On April 20, 2012, Kenya's High Court ordered the revision of the Anti-Counterfeit Act of 2008 on the grounds that in its current form the Act threatens access to affordable generic medicine. (Kenya Ruling Upholds Kenya's Parliament is gearing up to begin debate on the Land Bill 2012, which, among other objectives, seeks to drastically change the landlord-tenant relationship in the country. If enacted in its current form, the bill would On October 12, 2011, a draft law aimed at amending the Books and Newspapers Act of 1960 was introduced in the Kenyan Parliament. If enacted, the new legislation would require Kenyan publishers to deposit three copies It was reported on April 2, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Limited Partnership Bill 2010, which seeks to repeal and replace the Limited Partnership Act of 1934. (Peter Kiragu, New Bill to Replace It was reported on March 31, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Bill, 2010, which criminalizes the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Kapondi Authors Law to Criminalise Female The members of the journalist community in Kenya have raised concerns about a Media Bill 2010 proposed by the Minister for Information and Communication, Raphael Tuju, which would make changes to the existing media laws in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent It was reported on December 10, 2010, that violence against women is rising in the western part of Kenya. Between January of 2009 and June of 2010, the Children's Department in the area reported 300 cases It was reported on November 5, 2010, that a Kenyan magistrate found not guilty 17 Somalis who had been accused of piracy in connection with an attack against the MV Amira, an Egyptian-flagged ship, in May On November 9, 2010, the Kenyan High Court, Mombasa Division, terminated for want of jurisdiction a lower court's criminal case against nine Somali citizens charged with piracy. The individuals allegedly attacked the MV Courier in the It was recently reported that as part of a project to modernize the judiciary and automate certain court activities in Zambia, 30,000 court records have been digitized and certain court staff received training in managing court It was reported on September 7, 2010, that Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki has signed into law the Alcoholic Drinks Control Bill, 2009 (the law), which seeks to dramatically shift Kenya's policy on the regulation of production, It was reported on September 1, 2010, that the Kenyan President refused to assent to the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, which seeks to authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and The Kenyan government signed an agreement with the International Criminal Court (ICC), effective September 3, 2010, to allow the ICC to setup operations in Kenya and to facilitate the ICC's work of investigating and prosecuting perpetrators On July 21, 2010, Kenya's High Court awarded 21 individuals KES40 million (about US$490,496), to be paid by the Kenyan government as compensation for torture they suffered at the hands of state security officers during the On June 23, 2010, the Kenyan Parliament passed the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, 2009, which, if signed into law by the President, will authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and On April 1, 2010, the Kenyan Parliament unanimously approved a new Constitution. (Daniel Makosky, Kenya Parliament Approves Constitution Draft, PAPER CHASE NEWSBURST, Apr. 2, 2010, available at http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/paperchase/2010/04/kenya-parliament-approves-constitution.php; Proposed Constitution of Kenya, Committee of On January 1, 2009, the DAILY NATION reported that Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki had signed into law The Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, which was passed by the country's parliament in December. (Peter Leftie, It was reported on June 12, 2009, that former United Nations Secretary General and Chief Mediator Kofi Annan warned Kenya that if it does not establish a local tribunal by the end of August of this... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 17 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401366_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: U.N. Special Rapporteur Finds Police Responsible for Gross Human Rights Violations http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401066_text Human rights - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, is aimed at "providing a yardstick for determining the proper position of all officer[s], their seniority and hierarchy for the On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, In early April 2014, it was reported that a special unit of prosecutors, the Wildlife Crimes Prosecution Unit, recently formed to combat wildlife-related crimes in Kenya, has already had some promising results. The Unit, which consists On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On November 12, 2013, Kenya's Parliament passed the Matrimonial Property Bill, 2013, with key amendments that some argue will adversely affect the ability for stay-at-home women to gain an equal share of assets in divorce. (John On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On June 25, 2012, Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya, vetoed the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2012 (34 KENYA GAZETTE SUPPLEMENT (May 2, 2012)), which the National Assembly had adopted on June 21. Kibaki argued On May 9, 2012, Kenya's President, Mawi Kibaki, signed into law the Kenya Deposit Insurance Act, 2012, which provides for the establishment of a deposit insurance scheme and a corporation to manage the scheme and to On April 20, 2012, Kenya's High Court ordered the revision of the Anti-Counterfeit Act of 2008 on the grounds that in its current form the Act threatens access to affordable generic medicine. (Kenya Ruling Upholds Kenya's Parliament is gearing up to begin debate on the Land Bill 2012, which, among other objectives, seeks to drastically change the landlord-tenant relationship in the country. If enacted in its current form, the bill would On October 12, 2011, a draft law aimed at amending the Books and Newspapers Act of 1960 was introduced in the Kenyan Parliament. If enacted, the new legislation would require Kenyan publishers to deposit three copies It was reported on April 2, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Limited Partnership Bill 2010, which seeks to repeal and replace the Limited Partnership Act of 1934. (Peter Kiragu, New Bill to Replace It was reported on March 31, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Bill, 2010, which criminalizes the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Kapondi Authors Law to Criminalise Female The members of the journalist community in Kenya have raised concerns about a Media Bill 2010 proposed by the Minister for Information and Communication, Raphael Tuju, which would make changes to the existing media laws in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent It was reported on December 10, 2010, that violence against women is rising in the western part of Kenya. Between January of 2009 and June of 2010, the Children's Department in the area reported 300 cases It was reported on November 5, 2010, that a Kenyan magistrate found not guilty 17 Somalis who had been accused of piracy in connection with an attack against the MV Amira, an Egyptian-flagged ship, in May On November 9, 2010, the Kenyan High Court, Mombasa Division, terminated for want of jurisdiction a lower court's criminal case against nine Somali citizens charged with piracy. The individuals allegedly attacked the MV Courier in the It was recently reported that as part of a project to modernize the judiciary and automate certain court activities in Zambia, 30,000 court records have been digitized and certain court staff received training in managing court It was reported on September 7, 2010, that Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki has signed into law the Alcoholic Drinks Control Bill, 2009 (the law), which seeks to dramatically shift Kenya's policy on the regulation of production, It was reported on September 1, 2010, that the Kenyan President refused to assent to the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, which seeks to authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and The Kenyan government signed an agreement with the International Criminal Court (ICC), effective September 3, 2010, to allow the ICC to setup operations in Kenya and to facilitate the ICC's work of investigating and prosecuting perpetrators On July 21, 2010, Kenya's High Court awarded 21 individuals KES40 million (about US$490,496), to be paid by the Kenyan government as compensation for torture they suffered at the hands of state security officers during the On June 23, 2010, the Kenyan Parliament passed the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, 2009, which, if signed into law by the President, will authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and On April 1, 2010, the Kenyan Parliament unanimously approved a new Constitution. (Daniel Makosky, Kenya Parliament Approves Constitution Draft, PAPER CHASE NEWSBURST, Apr. 2, 2010, available at http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/paperchase/2010/04/kenya-parliament-approves-constitution.php; Proposed Constitution of Kenya, Committee of On January 1, 2009, the DAILY NATION reported that Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki had signed into law The Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, which was passed by the country's parliament in December. (Peter Leftie, It was reported on June 12, 2009, that former United Nations Secretary General and Chief Mediator Kofi Annan warned Kenya that if it does not establish a local tribunal by the end of August of this The United Nations special rapporteur on extra-judicial killings, Philip Alston, who has been investigating at the invitation of the Kenyan government allegations of unlawful killings by the Kenyan police, violence in the Mount Elgon (Mt. Elgon)... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 05 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401066_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Law on Use of Genetically Modified Crops http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401034_text Agriculture and food - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, is aimed at "providing a yardstick for determining the proper position of all officer[s], their seniority and hierarchy for the On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, In early April 2014, it was reported that a special unit of prosecutors, the Wildlife Crimes Prosecution Unit, recently formed to combat wildlife-related crimes in Kenya, has already had some promising results. The Unit, which consists On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On November 12, 2013, Kenya's Parliament passed the Matrimonial Property Bill, 2013, with key amendments that some argue will adversely affect the ability for stay-at-home women to gain an equal share of assets in divorce. (John On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On June 25, 2012, Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya, vetoed the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2012 (34 KENYA GAZETTE SUPPLEMENT (May 2, 2012)), which the National Assembly had adopted on June 21. Kibaki argued On May 9, 2012, Kenya's President, Mawi Kibaki, signed into law the Kenya Deposit Insurance Act, 2012, which provides for the establishment of a deposit insurance scheme and a corporation to manage the scheme and to On April 20, 2012, Kenya's High Court ordered the revision of the Anti-Counterfeit Act of 2008 on the grounds that in its current form the Act threatens access to affordable generic medicine. (Kenya Ruling Upholds Kenya's Parliament is gearing up to begin debate on the Land Bill 2012, which, among other objectives, seeks to drastically change the landlord-tenant relationship in the country. If enacted in its current form, the bill would On October 12, 2011, a draft law aimed at amending the Books and Newspapers Act of 1960 was introduced in the Kenyan Parliament. If enacted, the new legislation would require Kenyan publishers to deposit three copies It was reported on April 2, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Limited Partnership Bill 2010, which seeks to repeal and replace the Limited Partnership Act of 1934. (Peter Kiragu, New Bill to Replace It was reported on March 31, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Bill, 2010, which criminalizes the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Kapondi Authors Law to Criminalise Female The members of the journalist community in Kenya have raised concerns about a Media Bill 2010 proposed by the Minister for Information and Communication, Raphael Tuju, which would make changes to the existing media laws in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent It was reported on December 10, 2010, that violence against women is rising in the western part of Kenya. Between January of 2009 and June of 2010, the Children's Department in the area reported 300 cases It was reported on November 5, 2010, that a Kenyan magistrate found not guilty 17 Somalis who had been accused of piracy in connection with an attack against the MV Amira, an Egyptian-flagged ship, in May On November 9, 2010, the Kenyan High Court, Mombasa Division, terminated for want of jurisdiction a lower court's criminal case against nine Somali citizens charged with piracy. The individuals allegedly attacked the MV Courier in the It was recently reported that as part of a project to modernize the judiciary and automate certain court activities in Zambia, 30,000 court records have been digitized and certain court staff received training in managing court It was reported on September 7, 2010, that Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki has signed into law the Alcoholic Drinks Control Bill, 2009 (the law), which seeks to dramatically shift Kenya's policy on the regulation of production, It was reported on September 1, 2010, that the Kenyan President refused to assent to the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, which seeks to authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and The Kenyan government signed an agreement with the International Criminal Court (ICC), effective September 3, 2010, to allow the ICC to setup operations in Kenya and to facilitate the ICC's work of investigating and prosecuting perpetrators On July 21, 2010, Kenya's High Court awarded 21 individuals KES40 million (about US$490,496), to be paid by the Kenyan government as compensation for torture they suffered at the hands of state security officers during the On June 23, 2010, the Kenyan Parliament passed the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, 2009, which, if signed into law by the President, will authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and On April 1, 2010, the Kenyan Parliament unanimously approved a new Constitution. (Daniel Makosky, Kenya Parliament Approves Constitution Draft, PAPER CHASE NEWSBURST, Apr. 2, 2010, available at http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/paperchase/2010/04/kenya-parliament-approves-constitution.php; Proposed Constitution of Kenya, Committee of On January 1, 2009, the DAILY NATION reported that Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki had signed into law The Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, which was passed by the country's parliament in December. (Peter Leftie, It was reported on June 12, 2009, that former United Nations Secretary General and Chief Mediator Kofi Annan warned Kenya that if it does not establish a local tribunal by the end of August of this The United Nations special rapporteur on extra-judicial killings, Philip Alston, who has been investigating at the invitation of the Kenyan government allegations of unlawful killings by the Kenyan police, violence in the Mount Elgon (Mt. Elgon) On February 13, 2009, Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki signed into law the Biosafety Bill of 2008, making Kenya the fourth African nation, after Burkina Faso, Egypt, and South Africa, to allow the use of genetically modified... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 27 Feb 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401034_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Eight Suspected Pirates Charged in Kenyan Court http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540802_text Crime and law enforcement - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, is aimed at "providing a yardstick for determining the proper position of all officer[s], their seniority and hierarchy for the On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, In early April 2014, it was reported that a special unit of prosecutors, the Wildlife Crimes Prosecution Unit, recently formed to combat wildlife-related crimes in Kenya, has already had some promising results. The Unit, which consists On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On November 12, 2013, Kenya's Parliament passed the Matrimonial Property Bill, 2013, with key amendments that some argue will adversely affect the ability for stay-at-home women to gain an equal share of assets in divorce. (John On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On June 25, 2012, Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya, vetoed the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2012 (34 KENYA GAZETTE SUPPLEMENT (May 2, 2012)), which the National Assembly had adopted on June 21. Kibaki argued On May 9, 2012, Kenya's President, Mawi Kibaki, signed into law the Kenya Deposit Insurance Act, 2012, which provides for the establishment of a deposit insurance scheme and a corporation to manage the scheme and to On April 20, 2012, Kenya's High Court ordered the revision of the Anti-Counterfeit Act of 2008 on the grounds that in its current form the Act threatens access to affordable generic medicine. (Kenya Ruling Upholds Kenya's Parliament is gearing up to begin debate on the Land Bill 2012, which, among other objectives, seeks to drastically change the landlord-tenant relationship in the country. If enacted in its current form, the bill would On October 12, 2011, a draft law aimed at amending the Books and Newspapers Act of 1960 was introduced in the Kenyan Parliament. If enacted, the new legislation would require Kenyan publishers to deposit three copies It was reported on April 2, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Limited Partnership Bill 2010, which seeks to repeal and replace the Limited Partnership Act of 1934. (Peter Kiragu, New Bill to Replace It was reported on March 31, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Bill, 2010, which criminalizes the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Kapondi Authors Law to Criminalise Female The members of the journalist community in Kenya have raised concerns about a Media Bill 2010 proposed by the Minister for Information and Communication, Raphael Tuju, which would make changes to the existing media laws in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent It was reported on December 10, 2010, that violence against women is rising in the western part of Kenya. Between January of 2009 and June of 2010, the Children's Department in the area reported 300 cases It was reported on November 5, 2010, that a Kenyan magistrate found not guilty 17 Somalis who had been accused of piracy in connection with an attack against the MV Amira, an Egyptian-flagged ship, in May On November 9, 2010, the Kenyan High Court, Mombasa Division, terminated for want of jurisdiction a lower court's criminal case against nine Somali citizens charged with piracy. The individuals allegedly attacked the MV Courier in the It was recently reported that as part of a project to modernize the judiciary and automate certain court activities in Zambia, 30,000 court records have been digitized and certain court staff received training in managing court It was reported on September 7, 2010, that Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki has signed into law the Alcoholic Drinks Control Bill, 2009 (the law), which seeks to dramatically shift Kenya's policy on the regulation of production, It was reported on September 1, 2010, that the Kenyan President refused to assent to the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, which seeks to authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and The Kenyan government signed an agreement with the International Criminal Court (ICC), effective September 3, 2010, to allow the ICC to setup operations in Kenya and to facilitate the ICC's work of investigating and prosecuting perpetrators On July 21, 2010, Kenya's High Court awarded 21 individuals KES40 million (about US$490,496), to be paid by the Kenyan government as compensation for torture they suffered at the hands of state security officers during the On June 23, 2010, the Kenyan Parliament passed the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, 2009, which, if signed into law by the President, will authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and On April 1, 2010, the Kenyan Parliament unanimously approved a new Constitution. (Daniel Makosky, Kenya Parliament Approves Constitution Draft, PAPER CHASE NEWSBURST, Apr. 2, 2010, available at http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/paperchase/2010/04/kenya-parliament-approves-constitution.php; Proposed Constitution of Kenya, Committee of On January 1, 2009, the DAILY NATION reported that Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki had signed into law The Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, which was passed by the country's parliament in December. (Peter Leftie, It was reported on June 12, 2009, that former United Nations Secretary General and Chief Mediator Kofi Annan warned Kenya that if it does not establish a local tribunal by the end of August of this The United Nations special rapporteur on extra-judicial killings, Philip Alston, who has been investigating at the invitation of the Kenyan government allegations of unlawful killings by the Kenyan police, violence in the Mount Elgon (Mt. Elgon) On February 13, 2009, Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki signed into law the Biosafety Bill of 2008, making Kenya the fourth African nation, after Burkina Faso, Egypt, and South Africa, to allow the use of genetically modified On November 19, 2008, eight Somali citizens were brought before a court in Mombassa, Kenya, for allegedly committing the crime of piracy along Somalia's coast line. The suspects, who were apprehended by British Navy officers last... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 26 Nov 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540802_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Proposed Law to Decriminalize Abortions http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540684_text Abortion - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, is aimed at "providing a yardstick for determining the proper position of all officer[s], their seniority and hierarchy for the On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, In early April 2014, it was reported that a special unit of prosecutors, the Wildlife Crimes Prosecution Unit, recently formed to combat wildlife-related crimes in Kenya, has already had some promising results. The Unit, which consists On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On November 12, 2013, Kenya's Parliament passed the Matrimonial Property Bill, 2013, with key amendments that some argue will adversely affect the ability for stay-at-home women to gain an equal share of assets in divorce. (John On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On June 25, 2012, Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya, vetoed the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2012 (34 KENYA GAZETTE SUPPLEMENT (May 2, 2012)), which the National Assembly had adopted on June 21. Kibaki argued On May 9, 2012, Kenya's President, Mawi Kibaki, signed into law the Kenya Deposit Insurance Act, 2012, which provides for the establishment of a deposit insurance scheme and a corporation to manage the scheme and to On April 20, 2012, Kenya's High Court ordered the revision of the Anti-Counterfeit Act of 2008 on the grounds that in its current form the Act threatens access to affordable generic medicine. (Kenya Ruling Upholds Kenya's Parliament is gearing up to begin debate on the Land Bill 2012, which, among other objectives, seeks to drastically change the landlord-tenant relationship in the country. If enacted in its current form, the bill would On October 12, 2011, a draft law aimed at amending the Books and Newspapers Act of 1960 was introduced in the Kenyan Parliament. If enacted, the new legislation would require Kenyan publishers to deposit three copies It was reported on April 2, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Limited Partnership Bill 2010, which seeks to repeal and replace the Limited Partnership Act of 1934. (Peter Kiragu, New Bill to Replace It was reported on March 31, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Bill, 2010, which criminalizes the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Kapondi Authors Law to Criminalise Female The members of the journalist community in Kenya have raised concerns about a Media Bill 2010 proposed by the Minister for Information and Communication, Raphael Tuju, which would make changes to the existing media laws in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent It was reported on December 10, 2010, that violence against women is rising in the western part of Kenya. Between January of 2009 and June of 2010, the Children's Department in the area reported 300 cases It was reported on November 5, 2010, that a Kenyan magistrate found not guilty 17 Somalis who had been accused of piracy in connection with an attack against the MV Amira, an Egyptian-flagged ship, in May On November 9, 2010, the Kenyan High Court, Mombasa Division, terminated for want of jurisdiction a lower court's criminal case against nine Somali citizens charged with piracy. The individuals allegedly attacked the MV Courier in the It was recently reported that as part of a project to modernize the judiciary and automate certain court activities in Zambia, 30,000 court records have been digitized and certain court staff received training in managing court It was reported on September 7, 2010, that Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki has signed into law the Alcoholic Drinks Control Bill, 2009 (the law), which seeks to dramatically shift Kenya's policy on the regulation of production, It was reported on September 1, 2010, that the Kenyan President refused to assent to the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, which seeks to authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and The Kenyan government signed an agreement with the International Criminal Court (ICC), effective September 3, 2010, to allow the ICC to setup operations in Kenya and to facilitate the ICC's work of investigating and prosecuting perpetrators On July 21, 2010, Kenya's High Court awarded 21 individuals KES40 million (about US$490,496), to be paid by the Kenyan government as compensation for torture they suffered at the hands of state security officers during the On June 23, 2010, the Kenyan Parliament passed the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, 2009, which, if signed into law by the President, will authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and On April 1, 2010, the Kenyan Parliament unanimously approved a new Constitution. (Daniel Makosky, Kenya Parliament Approves Constitution Draft, PAPER CHASE NEWSBURST, Apr. 2, 2010, available at http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/paperchase/2010/04/kenya-parliament-approves-constitution.php; Proposed Constitution of Kenya, Committee of On January 1, 2009, the DAILY NATION reported that Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki had signed into law The Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, which was passed by the country's parliament in December. (Peter Leftie, It was reported on June 12, 2009, that former United Nations Secretary General and Chief Mediator Kofi Annan warned Kenya that if it does not establish a local tribunal by the end of August of this The United Nations special rapporteur on extra-judicial killings, Philip Alston, who has been investigating at the invitation of the Kenyan government allegations of unlawful killings by the Kenyan police, violence in the Mount Elgon (Mt. Elgon) On February 13, 2009, Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki signed into law the Biosafety Bill of 2008, making Kenya the fourth African nation, after Burkina Faso, Egypt, and South Africa, to allow the use of genetically modified On November 19, 2008, eight Somali citizens were brought before a court in Mombassa, Kenya, for allegedly committing the crime of piracy along Somalia's coast line. The suspects, who were apprehended by British Navy officers last It was reported on September 16, 2008, that a new draft bill on women's reproductive health and rights, which seeks to decriminalize abortions, is ready to beintroduced in Kenya's Parliament. Impetus for the bill came from... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 30 Sep 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540684_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Terrorist Suspect Acquitted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540685_text Terrorism - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, is aimed at "providing a yardstick for determining the proper position of all officer[s], their seniority and hierarchy for the On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, In early April 2014, it was reported that a special unit of prosecutors, the Wildlife Crimes Prosecution Unit, recently formed to combat wildlife-related crimes in Kenya, has already had some promising results. The Unit, which consists On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On November 12, 2013, Kenya's Parliament passed the Matrimonial Property Bill, 2013, with key amendments that some argue will adversely affect the ability for stay-at-home women to gain an equal share of assets in divorce. (John On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On June 25, 2012, Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya, vetoed the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2012 (34 KENYA GAZETTE SUPPLEMENT (May 2, 2012)), which the National Assembly had adopted on June 21. Kibaki argued On May 9, 2012, Kenya's President, Mawi Kibaki, signed into law the Kenya Deposit Insurance Act, 2012, which provides for the establishment of a deposit insurance scheme and a corporation to manage the scheme and to On April 20, 2012, Kenya's High Court ordered the revision of the Anti-Counterfeit Act of 2008 on the grounds that in its current form the Act threatens access to affordable generic medicine. (Kenya Ruling Upholds Kenya's Parliament is gearing up to begin debate on the Land Bill 2012, which, among other objectives, seeks to drastically change the landlord-tenant relationship in the country. If enacted in its current form, the bill would On October 12, 2011, a draft law aimed at amending the Books and Newspapers Act of 1960 was introduced in the Kenyan Parliament. If enacted, the new legislation would require Kenyan publishers to deposit three copies It was reported on April 2, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Limited Partnership Bill 2010, which seeks to repeal and replace the Limited Partnership Act of 1934. (Peter Kiragu, New Bill to Replace It was reported on March 31, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Bill, 2010, which criminalizes the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Kapondi Authors Law to Criminalise Female The members of the journalist community in Kenya have raised concerns about a Media Bill 2010 proposed by the Minister for Information and Communication, Raphael Tuju, which would make changes to the existing media laws in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent It was reported on December 10, 2010, that violence against women is rising in the western part of Kenya. Between January of 2009 and June of 2010, the Children's Department in the area reported 300 cases It was reported on November 5, 2010, that a Kenyan magistrate found not guilty 17 Somalis who had been accused of piracy in connection with an attack against the MV Amira, an Egyptian-flagged ship, in May On November 9, 2010, the Kenyan High Court, Mombasa Division, terminated for want of jurisdiction a lower court's criminal case against nine Somali citizens charged with piracy. The individuals allegedly attacked the MV Courier in the It was recently reported that as part of a project to modernize the judiciary and automate certain court activities in Zambia, 30,000 court records have been digitized and certain court staff received training in managing court It was reported on September 7, 2010, that Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki has signed into law the Alcoholic Drinks Control Bill, 2009 (the law), which seeks to dramatically shift Kenya's policy on the regulation of production, It was reported on September 1, 2010, that the Kenyan President refused to assent to the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, which seeks to authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and The Kenyan government signed an agreement with the International Criminal Court (ICC), effective September 3, 2010, to allow the ICC to setup operations in Kenya and to facilitate the ICC's work of investigating and prosecuting perpetrators On July 21, 2010, Kenya's High Court awarded 21 individuals KES40 million (about US$490,496), to be paid by the Kenyan government as compensation for torture they suffered at the hands of state security officers during the On June 23, 2010, the Kenyan Parliament passed the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, 2009, which, if signed into law by the President, will authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and On April 1, 2010, the Kenyan Parliament unanimously approved a new Constitution. (Daniel Makosky, Kenya Parliament Approves Constitution Draft, PAPER CHASE NEWSBURST, Apr. 2, 2010, available at http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/paperchase/2010/04/kenya-parliament-approves-constitution.php; Proposed Constitution of Kenya, Committee of On January 1, 2009, the DAILY NATION reported that Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki had signed into law The Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, which was passed by the country's parliament in December. (Peter Leftie, It was reported on June 12, 2009, that former United Nations Secretary General and Chief Mediator Kofi Annan warned Kenya that if it does not establish a local tribunal by the end of August of this The United Nations special rapporteur on extra-judicial killings, Philip Alston, who has been investigating at the invitation of the Kenyan government allegations of unlawful killings by the Kenyan police, violence in the Mount Elgon (Mt. Elgon) On February 13, 2009, Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki signed into law the Biosafety Bill of 2008, making Kenya the fourth African nation, after Burkina Faso, Egypt, and South Africa, to allow the use of genetically modified On November 19, 2008, eight Somali citizens were brought before a court in Mombassa, Kenya, for allegedly committing the crime of piracy along Somalia's coast line. The suspects, who were apprehended by British Navy officers last It was reported on September 16, 2008, that a new draft bill on women's reproductive health and rights, which seeks to decriminalize abortions, is ready to beintroduced in Kenya's Parliament. Impetus for the bill came from On September 16, 2008, the High Court of Kenya acquitted Omar Said Omar in connection with the 2002 bombing of the Israel-owned Kikambala Paradise Hotel in which 15 people were killed. Justice Jackton Ojwang set aside... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 30 Sep 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540685_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Constitutional Reform Bills http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540646_text Constitution - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, is aimed at "providing a yardstick for determining the proper position of all officer[s], their seniority and hierarchy for the On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, In early April 2014, it was reported that a special unit of prosecutors, the Wildlife Crimes Prosecution Unit, recently formed to combat wildlife-related crimes in Kenya, has already had some promising results. The Unit, which consists On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On November 12, 2013, Kenya's Parliament passed the Matrimonial Property Bill, 2013, with key amendments that some argue will adversely affect the ability for stay-at-home women to gain an equal share of assets in divorce. (John On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On June 25, 2012, Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya, vetoed the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2012 (34 KENYA GAZETTE SUPPLEMENT (May 2, 2012)), which the National Assembly had adopted on June 21. Kibaki argued On May 9, 2012, Kenya's President, Mawi Kibaki, signed into law the Kenya Deposit Insurance Act, 2012, which provides for the establishment of a deposit insurance scheme and a corporation to manage the scheme and to On April 20, 2012, Kenya's High Court ordered the revision of the Anti-Counterfeit Act of 2008 on the grounds that in its current form the Act threatens access to affordable generic medicine. (Kenya Ruling Upholds Kenya's Parliament is gearing up to begin debate on the Land Bill 2012, which, among other objectives, seeks to drastically change the landlord-tenant relationship in the country. If enacted in its current form, the bill would On October 12, 2011, a draft law aimed at amending the Books and Newspapers Act of 1960 was introduced in the Kenyan Parliament. If enacted, the new legislation would require Kenyan publishers to deposit three copies It was reported on April 2, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Limited Partnership Bill 2010, which seeks to repeal and replace the Limited Partnership Act of 1934. (Peter Kiragu, New Bill to Replace It was reported on March 31, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Bill, 2010, which criminalizes the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Kapondi Authors Law to Criminalise Female The members of the journalist community in Kenya have raised concerns about a Media Bill 2010 proposed by the Minister for Information and Communication, Raphael Tuju, which would make changes to the existing media laws in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent It was reported on December 10, 2010, that violence against women is rising in the western part of Kenya. Between January of 2009 and June of 2010, the Children's Department in the area reported 300 cases It was reported on November 5, 2010, that a Kenyan magistrate found not guilty 17 Somalis who had been accused of piracy in connection with an attack against the MV Amira, an Egyptian-flagged ship, in May On November 9, 2010, the Kenyan High Court, Mombasa Division, terminated for want of jurisdiction a lower court's criminal case against nine Somali citizens charged with piracy. The individuals allegedly attacked the MV Courier in the It was recently reported that as part of a project to modernize the judiciary and automate certain court activities in Zambia, 30,000 court records have been digitized and certain court staff received training in managing court It was reported on September 7, 2010, that Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki has signed into law the Alcoholic Drinks Control Bill, 2009 (the law), which seeks to dramatically shift Kenya's policy on the regulation of production, It was reported on September 1, 2010, that the Kenyan President refused to assent to the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, which seeks to authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and The Kenyan government signed an agreement with the International Criminal Court (ICC), effective September 3, 2010, to allow the ICC to setup operations in Kenya and to facilitate the ICC's work of investigating and prosecuting perpetrators On July 21, 2010, Kenya's High Court awarded 21 individuals KES40 million (about US$490,496), to be paid by the Kenyan government as compensation for torture they suffered at the hands of state security officers during the On June 23, 2010, the Kenyan Parliament passed the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, 2009, which, if signed into law by the President, will authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and On April 1, 2010, the Kenyan Parliament unanimously approved a new Constitution. (Daniel Makosky, Kenya Parliament Approves Constitution Draft, PAPER CHASE NEWSBURST, Apr. 2, 2010, available at http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/paperchase/2010/04/kenya-parliament-approves-constitution.php; Proposed Constitution of Kenya, Committee of On January 1, 2009, the DAILY NATION reported that Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki had signed into law The Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, which was passed by the country's parliament in December. (Peter Leftie, It was reported on June 12, 2009, that former United Nations Secretary General and Chief Mediator Kofi Annan warned Kenya that if it does not establish a local tribunal by the end of August of this The United Nations special rapporteur on extra-judicial killings, Philip Alston, who has been investigating at the invitation of the Kenyan government allegations of unlawful killings by the Kenyan police, violence in the Mount Elgon (Mt. Elgon) On February 13, 2009, Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki signed into law the Biosafety Bill of 2008, making Kenya the fourth African nation, after Burkina Faso, Egypt, and South Africa, to allow the use of genetically modified On November 19, 2008, eight Somali citizens were brought before a court in Mombassa, Kenya, for allegedly committing the crime of piracy along Somalia's coast line. The suspects, who were apprehended by British Navy officers last It was reported on September 16, 2008, that a new draft bill on women's reproductive health and rights, which seeks to decriminalize abortions, is ready to beintroduced in Kenya's Parliament. Impetus for the bill came from On September 16, 2008, the High Court of Kenya acquitted Omar Said Omar in connection with the 2002 bombing of the Israel-owned Kikambala Paradise Hotel in which 15 people were killed. Justice Jackton Ojwang set aside Kenyan Constitutional Affairs Minister Martha Karua presented two bills on constitutional reform to the Kenyan Parliament on August 20, 2008. The Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill and the Constitution of Kenya Review Bill implement the process... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 08 Sep 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540646_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Proposed Bills to Stop Interference in Constitutional Review Process http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540485_text Constitution - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, is aimed at "providing a yardstick for determining the proper position of all officer[s], their seniority and hierarchy for the On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, In early April 2014, it was reported that a special unit of prosecutors, the Wildlife Crimes Prosecution Unit, recently formed to combat wildlife-related crimes in Kenya, has already had some promising results. The Unit, which consists On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On November 12, 2013, Kenya's Parliament passed the Matrimonial Property Bill, 2013, with key amendments that some argue will adversely affect the ability for stay-at-home women to gain an equal share of assets in divorce. (John On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On June 25, 2012, Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya, vetoed the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2012 (34 KENYA GAZETTE SUPPLEMENT (May 2, 2012)), which the National Assembly had adopted on June 21. Kibaki argued On May 9, 2012, Kenya's President, Mawi Kibaki, signed into law the Kenya Deposit Insurance Act, 2012, which provides for the establishment of a deposit insurance scheme and a corporation to manage the scheme and to On April 20, 2012, Kenya's High Court ordered the revision of the Anti-Counterfeit Act of 2008 on the grounds that in its current form the Act threatens access to affordable generic medicine. (Kenya Ruling Upholds Kenya's Parliament is gearing up to begin debate on the Land Bill 2012, which, among other objectives, seeks to drastically change the landlord-tenant relationship in the country. If enacted in its current form, the bill would On October 12, 2011, a draft law aimed at amending the Books and Newspapers Act of 1960 was introduced in the Kenyan Parliament. If enacted, the new legislation would require Kenyan publishers to deposit three copies It was reported on April 2, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Limited Partnership Bill 2010, which seeks to repeal and replace the Limited Partnership Act of 1934. (Peter Kiragu, New Bill to Replace It was reported on March 31, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Bill, 2010, which criminalizes the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Kapondi Authors Law to Criminalise Female The members of the journalist community in Kenya have raised concerns about a Media Bill 2010 proposed by the Minister for Information and Communication, Raphael Tuju, which would make changes to the existing media laws in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent It was reported on December 10, 2010, that violence against women is rising in the western part of Kenya. Between January of 2009 and June of 2010, the Children's Department in the area reported 300 cases It was reported on November 5, 2010, that a Kenyan magistrate found not guilty 17 Somalis who had been accused of piracy in connection with an attack against the MV Amira, an Egyptian-flagged ship, in May On November 9, 2010, the Kenyan High Court, Mombasa Division, terminated for want of jurisdiction a lower court's criminal case against nine Somali citizens charged with piracy. The individuals allegedly attacked the MV Courier in the It was recently reported that as part of a project to modernize the judiciary and automate certain court activities in Zambia, 30,000 court records have been digitized and certain court staff received training in managing court It was reported on September 7, 2010, that Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki has signed into law the Alcoholic Drinks Control Bill, 2009 (the law), which seeks to dramatically shift Kenya's policy on the regulation of production, It was reported on September 1, 2010, that the Kenyan President refused to assent to the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, which seeks to authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and The Kenyan government signed an agreement with the International Criminal Court (ICC), effective September 3, 2010, to allow the ICC to setup operations in Kenya and to facilitate the ICC's work of investigating and prosecuting perpetrators On July 21, 2010, Kenya's High Court awarded 21 individuals KES40 million (about US$490,496), to be paid by the Kenyan government as compensation for torture they suffered at the hands of state security officers during the On June 23, 2010, the Kenyan Parliament passed the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, 2009, which, if signed into law by the President, will authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and On April 1, 2010, the Kenyan Parliament unanimously approved a new Constitution. (Daniel Makosky, Kenya Parliament Approves Constitution Draft, PAPER CHASE NEWSBURST, Apr. 2, 2010, available at http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/paperchase/2010/04/kenya-parliament-approves-constitution.php; Proposed Constitution of Kenya, Committee of On January 1, 2009, the DAILY NATION reported that Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki had signed into law The Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, which was passed by the country's parliament in December. (Peter Leftie, It was reported on June 12, 2009, that former United Nations Secretary General and Chief Mediator Kofi Annan warned Kenya that if it does not establish a local tribunal by the end of August of this The United Nations special rapporteur on extra-judicial killings, Philip Alston, who has been investigating at the invitation of the Kenyan government allegations of unlawful killings by the Kenyan police, violence in the Mount Elgon (Mt. Elgon) On February 13, 2009, Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki signed into law the Biosafety Bill of 2008, making Kenya the fourth African nation, after Burkina Faso, Egypt, and South Africa, to allow the use of genetically modified On November 19, 2008, eight Somali citizens were brought before a court in Mombassa, Kenya, for allegedly committing the crime of piracy along Somalia's coast line. The suspects, who were apprehended by British Navy officers last It was reported on September 16, 2008, that a new draft bill on women's reproductive health and rights, which seeks to decriminalize abortions, is ready to beintroduced in Kenya's Parliament. Impetus for the bill came from On September 16, 2008, the High Court of Kenya acquitted Omar Said Omar in connection with the 2002 bombing of the Israel-owned Kikambala Paradise Hotel in which 15 people were killed. Justice Jackton Ojwang set aside Kenyan Constitutional Affairs Minister Martha Karua presented two bills on constitutional reform to the Kenyan Parliament on August 20, 2008. The Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill and the Constitution of Kenya Review Bill implement the process Two new bills, the Constitution of Kenya Review bill 2008 and the Constitution of Kenya amendment bill 2008, seeking to deter the government, parliament, former commissioners of the Constitution of Kenya Review Commission, and civil servants... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jul 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540485_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Lawyers to Help Draft New Laws http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540586_text Legislative power - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, is aimed at "providing a yardstick for determining the proper position of all officer[s], their seniority and hierarchy for the On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, In early April 2014, it was reported that a special unit of prosecutors, the Wildlife Crimes Prosecution Unit, recently formed to combat wildlife-related crimes in Kenya, has already had some promising results. The Unit, which consists On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On November 12, 2013, Kenya's Parliament passed the Matrimonial Property Bill, 2013, with key amendments that some argue will adversely affect the ability for stay-at-home women to gain an equal share of assets in divorce. (John On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On June 25, 2012, Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya, vetoed the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2012 (34 KENYA GAZETTE SUPPLEMENT (May 2, 2012)), which the National Assembly had adopted on June 21. Kibaki argued On May 9, 2012, Kenya's President, Mawi Kibaki, signed into law the Kenya Deposit Insurance Act, 2012, which provides for the establishment of a deposit insurance scheme and a corporation to manage the scheme and to On April 20, 2012, Kenya's High Court ordered the revision of the Anti-Counterfeit Act of 2008 on the grounds that in its current form the Act threatens access to affordable generic medicine. (Kenya Ruling Upholds Kenya's Parliament is gearing up to begin debate on the Land Bill 2012, which, among other objectives, seeks to drastically change the landlord-tenant relationship in the country. If enacted in its current form, the bill would On October 12, 2011, a draft law aimed at amending the Books and Newspapers Act of 1960 was introduced in the Kenyan Parliament. If enacted, the new legislation would require Kenyan publishers to deposit three copies It was reported on April 2, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Limited Partnership Bill 2010, which seeks to repeal and replace the Limited Partnership Act of 1934. (Peter Kiragu, New Bill to Replace It was reported on March 31, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Bill, 2010, which criminalizes the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Kapondi Authors Law to Criminalise Female The members of the journalist community in Kenya have raised concerns about a Media Bill 2010 proposed by the Minister for Information and Communication, Raphael Tuju, which would make changes to the existing media laws in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent It was reported on December 10, 2010, that violence against women is rising in the western part of Kenya. Between January of 2009 and June of 2010, the Children's Department in the area reported 300 cases It was reported on November 5, 2010, that a Kenyan magistrate found not guilty 17 Somalis who had been accused of piracy in connection with an attack against the MV Amira, an Egyptian-flagged ship, in May On November 9, 2010, the Kenyan High Court, Mombasa Division, terminated for want of jurisdiction a lower court's criminal case against nine Somali citizens charged with piracy. The individuals allegedly attacked the MV Courier in the It was recently reported that as part of a project to modernize the judiciary and automate certain court activities in Zambia, 30,000 court records have been digitized and certain court staff received training in managing court It was reported on September 7, 2010, that Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki has signed into law the Alcoholic Drinks Control Bill, 2009 (the law), which seeks to dramatically shift Kenya's policy on the regulation of production, It was reported on September 1, 2010, that the Kenyan President refused to assent to the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, which seeks to authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and The Kenyan government signed an agreement with the International Criminal Court (ICC), effective September 3, 2010, to allow the ICC to setup operations in Kenya and to facilitate the ICC's work of investigating and prosecuting perpetrators On July 21, 2010, Kenya's High Court awarded 21 individuals KES40 million (about US$490,496), to be paid by the Kenyan government as compensation for torture they suffered at the hands of state security officers during the On June 23, 2010, the Kenyan Parliament passed the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, 2009, which, if signed into law by the President, will authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and On April 1, 2010, the Kenyan Parliament unanimously approved a new Constitution. (Daniel Makosky, Kenya Parliament Approves Constitution Draft, PAPER CHASE NEWSBURST, Apr. 2, 2010, available at http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/paperchase/2010/04/kenya-parliament-approves-constitution.php; Proposed Constitution of Kenya, Committee of On January 1, 2009, the DAILY NATION reported that Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki had signed into law The Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, which was passed by the country's parliament in December. (Peter Leftie, It was reported on June 12, 2009, that former United Nations Secretary General and Chief Mediator Kofi Annan warned Kenya that if it does not establish a local tribunal by the end of August of this The United Nations special rapporteur on extra-judicial killings, Philip Alston, who has been investigating at the invitation of the Kenyan government allegations of unlawful killings by the Kenyan police, violence in the Mount Elgon (Mt. Elgon) On February 13, 2009, Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki signed into law the Biosafety Bill of 2008, making Kenya the fourth African nation, after Burkina Faso, Egypt, and South Africa, to allow the use of genetically modified On November 19, 2008, eight Somali citizens were brought before a court in Mombassa, Kenya, for allegedly committing the crime of piracy along Somalia's coast line. The suspects, who were apprehended by British Navy officers last It was reported on September 16, 2008, that a new draft bill on women's reproductive health and rights, which seeks to decriminalize abortions, is ready to beintroduced in Kenya's Parliament. Impetus for the bill came from On September 16, 2008, the High Court of Kenya acquitted Omar Said Omar in connection with the 2002 bombing of the Israel-owned Kikambala Paradise Hotel in which 15 people were killed. Justice Jackton Ojwang set aside Kenyan Constitutional Affairs Minister Martha Karua presented two bills on constitutional reform to the Kenyan Parliament on August 20, 2008. The Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill and the Constitution of Kenya Review Bill implement the process Two new bills, the Constitution of Kenya Review bill 2008 and the Constitution of Kenya amendment bill 2008, seeking to deter the government, parliament, former commissioners of the Constitution of Kenya Review Commission, and civil servants Members of the Kenyan Parliament and the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) have agreed to jointly take part in drafting legislation under a ";structured engagement"; between the two groups. In her May 8, 2008, letter to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Jun 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540586_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Lawmakers Amend the Constitution http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540340_text Constitution - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, is aimed at "providing a yardstick for determining the proper position of all officer[s], their seniority and hierarchy for the On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, In early April 2014, it was reported that a special unit of prosecutors, the Wildlife Crimes Prosecution Unit, recently formed to combat wildlife-related crimes in Kenya, has already had some promising results. The Unit, which consists On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On November 12, 2013, Kenya's Parliament passed the Matrimonial Property Bill, 2013, with key amendments that some argue will adversely affect the ability for stay-at-home women to gain an equal share of assets in divorce. (John On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On June 25, 2012, Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya, vetoed the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2012 (34 KENYA GAZETTE SUPPLEMENT (May 2, 2012)), which the National Assembly had adopted on June 21. Kibaki argued On May 9, 2012, Kenya's President, Mawi Kibaki, signed into law the Kenya Deposit Insurance Act, 2012, which provides for the establishment of a deposit insurance scheme and a corporation to manage the scheme and to On April 20, 2012, Kenya's High Court ordered the revision of the Anti-Counterfeit Act of 2008 on the grounds that in its current form the Act threatens access to affordable generic medicine. (Kenya Ruling Upholds Kenya's Parliament is gearing up to begin debate on the Land Bill 2012, which, among other objectives, seeks to drastically change the landlord-tenant relationship in the country. If enacted in its current form, the bill would On October 12, 2011, a draft law aimed at amending the Books and Newspapers Act of 1960 was introduced in the Kenyan Parliament. If enacted, the new legislation would require Kenyan publishers to deposit three copies It was reported on April 2, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Limited Partnership Bill 2010, which seeks to repeal and replace the Limited Partnership Act of 1934. (Peter Kiragu, New Bill to Replace It was reported on March 31, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Bill, 2010, which criminalizes the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Kapondi Authors Law to Criminalise Female The members of the journalist community in Kenya have raised concerns about a Media Bill 2010 proposed by the Minister for Information and Communication, Raphael Tuju, which would make changes to the existing media laws in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent It was reported on December 10, 2010, that violence against women is rising in the western part of Kenya. Between January of 2009 and June of 2010, the Children's Department in the area reported 300 cases It was reported on November 5, 2010, that a Kenyan magistrate found not guilty 17 Somalis who had been accused of piracy in connection with an attack against the MV Amira, an Egyptian-flagged ship, in May On November 9, 2010, the Kenyan High Court, Mombasa Division, terminated for want of jurisdiction a lower court's criminal case against nine Somali citizens charged with piracy. The individuals allegedly attacked the MV Courier in the It was recently reported that as part of a project to modernize the judiciary and automate certain court activities in Zambia, 30,000 court records have been digitized and certain court staff received training in managing court It was reported on September 7, 2010, that Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki has signed into law the Alcoholic Drinks Control Bill, 2009 (the law), which seeks to dramatically shift Kenya's policy on the regulation of production, It was reported on September 1, 2010, that the Kenyan President refused to assent to the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, which seeks to authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and The Kenyan government signed an agreement with the International Criminal Court (ICC), effective September 3, 2010, to allow the ICC to setup operations in Kenya and to facilitate the ICC's work of investigating and prosecuting perpetrators On July 21, 2010, Kenya's High Court awarded 21 individuals KES40 million (about US$490,496), to be paid by the Kenyan government as compensation for torture they suffered at the hands of state security officers during the On June 23, 2010, the Kenyan Parliament passed the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, 2009, which, if signed into law by the President, will authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and On April 1, 2010, the Kenyan Parliament unanimously approved a new Constitution. (Daniel Makosky, Kenya Parliament Approves Constitution Draft, PAPER CHASE NEWSBURST, Apr. 2, 2010, available at http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/paperchase/2010/04/kenya-parliament-approves-constitution.php; Proposed Constitution of Kenya, Committee of On January 1, 2009, the DAILY NATION reported that Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki had signed into law The Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, which was passed by the country's parliament in December. (Peter Leftie, It was reported on June 12, 2009, that former United Nations Secretary General and Chief Mediator Kofi Annan warned Kenya that if it does not establish a local tribunal by the end of August of this The United Nations special rapporteur on extra-judicial killings, Philip Alston, who has been investigating at the invitation of the Kenyan government allegations of unlawful killings by the Kenyan police, violence in the Mount Elgon (Mt. Elgon) On February 13, 2009, Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki signed into law the Biosafety Bill of 2008, making Kenya the fourth African nation, after Burkina Faso, Egypt, and South Africa, to allow the use of genetically modified On November 19, 2008, eight Somali citizens were brought before a court in Mombassa, Kenya, for allegedly committing the crime of piracy along Somalia's coast line. The suspects, who were apprehended by British Navy officers last It was reported on September 16, 2008, that a new draft bill on women's reproductive health and rights, which seeks to decriminalize abortions, is ready to beintroduced in Kenya's Parliament. Impetus for the bill came from On September 16, 2008, the High Court of Kenya acquitted Omar Said Omar in connection with the 2002 bombing of the Israel-owned Kikambala Paradise Hotel in which 15 people were killed. Justice Jackton Ojwang set aside Kenyan Constitutional Affairs Minister Martha Karua presented two bills on constitutional reform to the Kenyan Parliament on August 20, 2008. The Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill and the Constitution of Kenya Review Bill implement the process Two new bills, the Constitution of Kenya Review bill 2008 and the Constitution of Kenya amendment bill 2008, seeking to deter the government, parliament, former commissioners of the Constitution of Kenya Review Commission, and civil servants Members of the Kenyan Parliament and the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) have agreed to jointly take part in drafting legislation under a ";structured engagement"; between the two groups. In her May 8, 2008, letter to The Kenyan President recently signed the Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill and the National Accord and Reconciliation Bill into law. Before reaching the President's desk, the bills had been unanimously approved by the Kenyan Parliament.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540340_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Constitutional Amendment Under Consideration http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540273_text Constitution - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, is aimed at "providing a yardstick for determining the proper position of all officer[s], their seniority and hierarchy for the On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, In early April 2014, it was reported that a special unit of prosecutors, the Wildlife Crimes Prosecution Unit, recently formed to combat wildlife-related crimes in Kenya, has already had some promising results. The Unit, which consists On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On November 12, 2013, Kenya's Parliament passed the Matrimonial Property Bill, 2013, with key amendments that some argue will adversely affect the ability for stay-at-home women to gain an equal share of assets in divorce. (John On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On June 25, 2012, Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya, vetoed the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2012 (34 KENYA GAZETTE SUPPLEMENT (May 2, 2012)), which the National Assembly had adopted on June 21. Kibaki argued On May 9, 2012, Kenya's President, Mawi Kibaki, signed into law the Kenya Deposit Insurance Act, 2012, which provides for the establishment of a deposit insurance scheme and a corporation to manage the scheme and to On April 20, 2012, Kenya's High Court ordered the revision of the Anti-Counterfeit Act of 2008 on the grounds that in its current form the Act threatens access to affordable generic medicine. (Kenya Ruling Upholds Kenya's Parliament is gearing up to begin debate on the Land Bill 2012, which, among other objectives, seeks to drastically change the landlord-tenant relationship in the country. If enacted in its current form, the bill would On October 12, 2011, a draft law aimed at amending the Books and Newspapers Act of 1960 was introduced in the Kenyan Parliament. If enacted, the new legislation would require Kenyan publishers to deposit three copies It was reported on April 2, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Limited Partnership Bill 2010, which seeks to repeal and replace the Limited Partnership Act of 1934. (Peter Kiragu, New Bill to Replace It was reported on March 31, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Bill, 2010, which criminalizes the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Kapondi Authors Law to Criminalise Female The members of the journalist community in Kenya have raised concerns about a Media Bill 2010 proposed by the Minister for Information and Communication, Raphael Tuju, which would make changes to the existing media laws in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent It was reported on December 10, 2010, that violence against women is rising in the western part of Kenya. Between January of 2009 and June of 2010, the Children's Department in the area reported 300 cases It was reported on November 5, 2010, that a Kenyan magistrate found not guilty 17 Somalis who had been accused of piracy in connection with an attack against the MV Amira, an Egyptian-flagged ship, in May On November 9, 2010, the Kenyan High Court, Mombasa Division, terminated for want of jurisdiction a lower court's criminal case against nine Somali citizens charged with piracy. The individuals allegedly attacked the MV Courier in the It was recently reported that as part of a project to modernize the judiciary and automate certain court activities in Zambia, 30,000 court records have been digitized and certain court staff received training in managing court It was reported on September 7, 2010, that Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki has signed into law the Alcoholic Drinks Control Bill, 2009 (the law), which seeks to dramatically shift Kenya's policy on the regulation of production, It was reported on September 1, 2010, that the Kenyan President refused to assent to the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, which seeks to authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and The Kenyan government signed an agreement with the International Criminal Court (ICC), effective September 3, 2010, to allow the ICC to setup operations in Kenya and to facilitate the ICC's work of investigating and prosecuting perpetrators On July 21, 2010, Kenya's High Court awarded 21 individuals KES40 million (about US$490,496), to be paid by the Kenyan government as compensation for torture they suffered at the hands of state security officers during the On June 23, 2010, the Kenyan Parliament passed the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, 2009, which, if signed into law by the President, will authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and On April 1, 2010, the Kenyan Parliament unanimously approved a new Constitution. (Daniel Makosky, Kenya Parliament Approves Constitution Draft, PAPER CHASE NEWSBURST, Apr. 2, 2010, available at http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/paperchase/2010/04/kenya-parliament-approves-constitution.php; Proposed Constitution of Kenya, Committee of On January 1, 2009, the DAILY NATION reported that Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki had signed into law The Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, which was passed by the country's parliament in December. (Peter Leftie, It was reported on June 12, 2009, that former United Nations Secretary General and Chief Mediator Kofi Annan warned Kenya that if it does not establish a local tribunal by the end of August of this The United Nations special rapporteur on extra-judicial killings, Philip Alston, who has been investigating at the invitation of the Kenyan government allegations of unlawful killings by the Kenyan police, violence in the Mount Elgon (Mt. Elgon) On February 13, 2009, Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki signed into law the Biosafety Bill of 2008, making Kenya the fourth African nation, after Burkina Faso, Egypt, and South Africa, to allow the use of genetically modified On November 19, 2008, eight Somali citizens were brought before a court in Mombassa, Kenya, for allegedly committing the crime of piracy along Somalia's coast line. The suspects, who were apprehended by British Navy officers last It was reported on September 16, 2008, that a new draft bill on women's reproductive health and rights, which seeks to decriminalize abortions, is ready to beintroduced in Kenya's Parliament. Impetus for the bill came from On September 16, 2008, the High Court of Kenya acquitted Omar Said Omar in connection with the 2002 bombing of the Israel-owned Kikambala Paradise Hotel in which 15 people were killed. Justice Jackton Ojwang set aside Kenyan Constitutional Affairs Minister Martha Karua presented two bills on constitutional reform to the Kenyan Parliament on August 20, 2008. The Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill and the Constitution of Kenya Review Bill implement the process Two new bills, the Constitution of Kenya Review bill 2008 and the Constitution of Kenya amendment bill 2008, seeking to deter the government, parliament, former commissioners of the Constitution of Kenya Review Commission, and civil servants Members of the Kenyan Parliament and the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) have agreed to jointly take part in drafting legislation under a ";structured engagement"; between the two groups. In her May 8, 2008, letter to The Kenyan President recently signed the Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill and the National Accord and Reconciliation Bill into law. Before reaching the President's desk, the bills had been unanimously approved by the Kenyan Parliament. The Kenyan government and the opposition party may amend the Kenyan Constitution as part of a power-sharing deal that is expected to end the ethnic and political clashes that have claimed the lives of at least... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540273_text Global Legal Monitor: International Criminal Court; Kenya: Opposition Files Case Against Government http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540303_text Human rights - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, is aimed at "providing a yardstick for determining the proper position of all officer[s], their seniority and hierarchy for the On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, In early April 2014, it was reported that a special unit of prosecutors, the Wildlife Crimes Prosecution Unit, recently formed to combat wildlife-related crimes in Kenya, has already had some promising results. The Unit, which consists On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On November 12, 2013, Kenya's Parliament passed the Matrimonial Property Bill, 2013, with key amendments that some argue will adversely affect the ability for stay-at-home women to gain an equal share of assets in divorce. (John On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On June 25, 2012, Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya, vetoed the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2012 (34 KENYA GAZETTE SUPPLEMENT (May 2, 2012)), which the National Assembly had adopted on June 21. Kibaki argued On May 9, 2012, Kenya's President, Mawi Kibaki, signed into law the Kenya Deposit Insurance Act, 2012, which provides for the establishment of a deposit insurance scheme and a corporation to manage the scheme and to On April 20, 2012, Kenya's High Court ordered the revision of the Anti-Counterfeit Act of 2008 on the grounds that in its current form the Act threatens access to affordable generic medicine. (Kenya Ruling Upholds Kenya's Parliament is gearing up to begin debate on the Land Bill 2012, which, among other objectives, seeks to drastically change the landlord-tenant relationship in the country. If enacted in its current form, the bill would On October 12, 2011, a draft law aimed at amending the Books and Newspapers Act of 1960 was introduced in the Kenyan Parliament. If enacted, the new legislation would require Kenyan publishers to deposit three copies It was reported on April 2, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Limited Partnership Bill 2010, which seeks to repeal and replace the Limited Partnership Act of 1934. (Peter Kiragu, New Bill to Replace It was reported on March 31, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Bill, 2010, which criminalizes the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Kapondi Authors Law to Criminalise Female The members of the journalist community in Kenya have raised concerns about a Media Bill 2010 proposed by the Minister for Information and Communication, Raphael Tuju, which would make changes to the existing media laws in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent It was reported on December 10, 2010, that violence against women is rising in the western part of Kenya. Between January of 2009 and June of 2010, the Children's Department in the area reported 300 cases It was reported on November 5, 2010, that a Kenyan magistrate found not guilty 17 Somalis who had been accused of piracy in connection with an attack against the MV Amira, an Egyptian-flagged ship, in May On November 9, 2010, the Kenyan High Court, Mombasa Division, terminated for want of jurisdiction a lower court's criminal case against nine Somali citizens charged with piracy. The individuals allegedly attacked the MV Courier in the It was recently reported that as part of a project to modernize the judiciary and automate certain court activities in Zambia, 30,000 court records have been digitized and certain court staff received training in managing court It was reported on September 7, 2010, that Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki has signed into law the Alcoholic Drinks Control Bill, 2009 (the law), which seeks to dramatically shift Kenya's policy on the regulation of production, It was reported on September 1, 2010, that the Kenyan President refused to assent to the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, which seeks to authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and The Kenyan government signed an agreement with the International Criminal Court (ICC), effective September 3, 2010, to allow the ICC to setup operations in Kenya and to facilitate the ICC's work of investigating and prosecuting perpetrators On July 21, 2010, Kenya's High Court awarded 21 individuals KES40 million (about US$490,496), to be paid by the Kenyan government as compensation for torture they suffered at the hands of state security officers during the On June 23, 2010, the Kenyan Parliament passed the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, 2009, which, if signed into law by the President, will authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and On April 1, 2010, the Kenyan Parliament unanimously approved a new Constitution. (Daniel Makosky, Kenya Parliament Approves Constitution Draft, PAPER CHASE NEWSBURST, Apr. 2, 2010, available at http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/paperchase/2010/04/kenya-parliament-approves-constitution.php; Proposed Constitution of Kenya, Committee of On January 1, 2009, the DAILY NATION reported that Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki had signed into law The Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, which was passed by the country's parliament in December. (Peter Leftie, It was reported on June 12, 2009, that former United Nations Secretary General and Chief Mediator Kofi Annan warned Kenya that if it does not establish a local tribunal by the end of August of this The United Nations special rapporteur on extra-judicial killings, Philip Alston, who has been investigating at the invitation of the Kenyan government allegations of unlawful killings by the Kenyan police, violence in the Mount Elgon (Mt. Elgon) On February 13, 2009, Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki signed into law the Biosafety Bill of 2008, making Kenya the fourth African nation, after Burkina Faso, Egypt, and South Africa, to allow the use of genetically modified On November 19, 2008, eight Somali citizens were brought before a court in Mombassa, Kenya, for allegedly committing the crime of piracy along Somalia's coast line. The suspects, who were apprehended by British Navy officers last It was reported on September 16, 2008, that a new draft bill on women's reproductive health and rights, which seeks to decriminalize abortions, is ready to beintroduced in Kenya's Parliament. Impetus for the bill came from On September 16, 2008, the High Court of Kenya acquitted Omar Said Omar in connection with the 2002 bombing of the Israel-owned Kikambala Paradise Hotel in which 15 people were killed. Justice Jackton Ojwang set aside Kenyan Constitutional Affairs Minister Martha Karua presented two bills on constitutional reform to the Kenyan Parliament on August 20, 2008. The Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill and the Constitution of Kenya Review Bill implement the process Two new bills, the Constitution of Kenya Review bill 2008 and the Constitution of Kenya amendment bill 2008, seeking to deter the government, parliament, former commissioners of the Constitution of Kenya Review Commission, and civil servants Members of the Kenyan Parliament and the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) have agreed to jointly take part in drafting legislation under a ";structured engagement"; between the two groups. In her May 8, 2008, letter to The Kenyan President recently signed the Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill and the National Accord and Reconciliation Bill into law. Before reaching the President's desk, the bills had been unanimously approved by the Kenyan Parliament. The Kenyan government and the opposition party may amend the Kenyan Constitution as part of a power-sharing deal that is expected to end the ethnic and political clashes that have claimed the lives of at least The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), the Kenyan opposition party, filed a case against the Kenyan government before the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity, over the government's "mishandling of the protests" following the December... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540303_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Raising of the Bar http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540216_text Education - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, is aimed at "providing a yardstick for determining the proper position of all officer[s], their seniority and hierarchy for the On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, In early April 2014, it was reported that a special unit of prosecutors, the Wildlife Crimes Prosecution Unit, recently formed to combat wildlife-related crimes in Kenya, has already had some promising results. The Unit, which consists On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On November 12, 2013, Kenya's Parliament passed the Matrimonial Property Bill, 2013, with key amendments that some argue will adversely affect the ability for stay-at-home women to gain an equal share of assets in divorce. (John On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On June 25, 2012, Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya, vetoed the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2012 (34 KENYA GAZETTE SUPPLEMENT (May 2, 2012)), which the National Assembly had adopted on June 21. Kibaki argued On May 9, 2012, Kenya's President, Mawi Kibaki, signed into law the Kenya Deposit Insurance Act, 2012, which provides for the establishment of a deposit insurance scheme and a corporation to manage the scheme and to On April 20, 2012, Kenya's High Court ordered the revision of the Anti-Counterfeit Act of 2008 on the grounds that in its current form the Act threatens access to affordable generic medicine. (Kenya Ruling Upholds Kenya's Parliament is gearing up to begin debate on the Land Bill 2012, which, among other objectives, seeks to drastically change the landlord-tenant relationship in the country. If enacted in its current form, the bill would On October 12, 2011, a draft law aimed at amending the Books and Newspapers Act of 1960 was introduced in the Kenyan Parliament. If enacted, the new legislation would require Kenyan publishers to deposit three copies It was reported on April 2, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Limited Partnership Bill 2010, which seeks to repeal and replace the Limited Partnership Act of 1934. (Peter Kiragu, New Bill to Replace It was reported on March 31, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Bill, 2010, which criminalizes the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Kapondi Authors Law to Criminalise Female The members of the journalist community in Kenya have raised concerns about a Media Bill 2010 proposed by the Minister for Information and Communication, Raphael Tuju, which would make changes to the existing media laws in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent It was reported on December 10, 2010, that violence against women is rising in the western part of Kenya. Between January of 2009 and June of 2010, the Children's Department in the area reported 300 cases It was reported on November 5, 2010, that a Kenyan magistrate found not guilty 17 Somalis who had been accused of piracy in connection with an attack against the MV Amira, an Egyptian-flagged ship, in May On November 9, 2010, the Kenyan High Court, Mombasa Division, terminated for want of jurisdiction a lower court's criminal case against nine Somali citizens charged with piracy. The individuals allegedly attacked the MV Courier in the It was recently reported that as part of a project to modernize the judiciary and automate certain court activities in Zambia, 30,000 court records have been digitized and certain court staff received training in managing court It was reported on September 7, 2010, that Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki has signed into law the Alcoholic Drinks Control Bill, 2009 (the law), which seeks to dramatically shift Kenya's policy on the regulation of production, It was reported on September 1, 2010, that the Kenyan President refused to assent to the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, which seeks to authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and The Kenyan government signed an agreement with the International Criminal Court (ICC), effective September 3, 2010, to allow the ICC to setup operations in Kenya and to facilitate the ICC's work of investigating and prosecuting perpetrators On July 21, 2010, Kenya's High Court awarded 21 individuals KES40 million (about US$490,496), to be paid by the Kenyan government as compensation for torture they suffered at the hands of state security officers during the On June 23, 2010, the Kenyan Parliament passed the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, 2009, which, if signed into law by the President, will authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and On April 1, 2010, the Kenyan Parliament unanimously approved a new Constitution. (Daniel Makosky, Kenya Parliament Approves Constitution Draft, PAPER CHASE NEWSBURST, Apr. 2, 2010, available at http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/paperchase/2010/04/kenya-parliament-approves-constitution.php; Proposed Constitution of Kenya, Committee of On January 1, 2009, the DAILY NATION reported that Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki had signed into law The Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, which was passed by the country's parliament in December. (Peter Leftie, It was reported on June 12, 2009, that former United Nations Secretary General and Chief Mediator Kofi Annan warned Kenya that if it does not establish a local tribunal by the end of August of this The United Nations special rapporteur on extra-judicial killings, Philip Alston, who has been investigating at the invitation of the Kenyan government allegations of unlawful killings by the Kenyan police, violence in the Mount Elgon (Mt. Elgon) On February 13, 2009, Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki signed into law the Biosafety Bill of 2008, making Kenya the fourth African nation, after Burkina Faso, Egypt, and South Africa, to allow the use of genetically modified On November 19, 2008, eight Somali citizens were brought before a court in Mombassa, Kenya, for allegedly committing the crime of piracy along Somalia's coast line. The suspects, who were apprehended by British Navy officers last It was reported on September 16, 2008, that a new draft bill on women's reproductive health and rights, which seeks to decriminalize abortions, is ready to beintroduced in Kenya's Parliament. Impetus for the bill came from On September 16, 2008, the High Court of Kenya acquitted Omar Said Omar in connection with the 2002 bombing of the Israel-owned Kikambala Paradise Hotel in which 15 people were killed. Justice Jackton Ojwang set aside Kenyan Constitutional Affairs Minister Martha Karua presented two bills on constitutional reform to the Kenyan Parliament on August 20, 2008. The Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill and the Constitution of Kenya Review Bill implement the process Two new bills, the Constitution of Kenya Review bill 2008 and the Constitution of Kenya amendment bill 2008, seeking to deter the government, parliament, former commissioners of the Constitution of Kenya Review Commission, and civil servants Members of the Kenyan Parliament and the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) have agreed to jointly take part in drafting legislation under a ";structured engagement"; between the two groups. In her May 8, 2008, letter to The Kenyan President recently signed the Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill and the National Accord and Reconciliation Bill into law. Before reaching the President's desk, the bills had been unanimously approved by the Kenyan Parliament. The Kenyan government and the opposition party may amend the Kenyan Constitution as part of a power-sharing deal that is expected to end the ethnic and political clashes that have claimed the lives of at least The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), the Kenyan opposition party, filed a case against the Kenyan government before the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity, over the government's "mishandling of the protests" following the December On January 16, 2008, the Nairobi newspaper BUSINESS DAILY reported that Kenya's High Court had issued a judgment refusing 15 law students with degrees from foreign universities the opportunity to retake exams at the Kenya School... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sat, 02 Feb 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540216_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: State Funding for Political Parties http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540149_text Elections and politics - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) Kenya's Parliament is considering a bill, the Order of Precedence Bill, 2014, which, among other goals, is aimed at "providing a yardstick for determining the proper position of all officer[s], their seniority and hierarchy for the On April 29, 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya signed into law the Marriage Bill, 2014, a comprehensive law consolidating various laws governing religious, customary, and civil marriages and divorces in the country. (President Kenya's High Court determined on April 14, 2014, that taxpayers have a right under the Constitution to fair administrative action related to their tax payments. (Catherine Mutava, Kenya: Constitutional Right to Expeditious Settlement of Refund Claims, In early April 2014, it was reported that a special unit of prosecutors, the Wildlife Crimes Prosecution Unit, recently formed to combat wildlife-related crimes in Kenya, has already had some promising results. The Unit, which consists On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the Marriage Bill No. 13 of 2013. Among other objectives, the purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the seven On December 4, 2013, Kenya's parliament rejected the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2013, which, if passed, would have amended various laws resulting, among others, in the limiting of funding streams of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Two controversial bills with similar provisions on the control of the media are at different stages in the legislative process in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment (KICA) has been passed by the legislature but On November 12, 2013, Kenya's Parliament passed the Matrimonial Property Bill, 2013, with key amendments that some argue will adversely affect the ability for stay-at-home women to gain an equal share of assets in divorce. (John On October 18, 2012, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that Kenyan courts have jurisdiction over cases involving persons suspected of international piracy. The ruling overturns a 2010 decision that had determined Kenya lacks such jurisdiction. On June 25, 2012, Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya, vetoed the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2012 (34 KENYA GAZETTE SUPPLEMENT (May 2, 2012)), which the National Assembly had adopted on June 21. Kibaki argued On May 9, 2012, Kenya's President, Mawi Kibaki, signed into law the Kenya Deposit Insurance Act, 2012, which provides for the establishment of a deposit insurance scheme and a corporation to manage the scheme and to On April 20, 2012, Kenya's High Court ordered the revision of the Anti-Counterfeit Act of 2008 on the grounds that in its current form the Act threatens access to affordable generic medicine. (Kenya Ruling Upholds Kenya's Parliament is gearing up to begin debate on the Land Bill 2012, which, among other objectives, seeks to drastically change the landlord-tenant relationship in the country. If enacted in its current form, the bill would On October 12, 2011, a draft law aimed at amending the Books and Newspapers Act of 1960 was introduced in the Kenyan Parliament. If enacted, the new legislation would require Kenyan publishers to deposit three copies It was reported on April 2, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Limited Partnership Bill 2010, which seeks to repeal and replace the Limited Partnership Act of 1934. (Peter Kiragu, New Bill to Replace It was reported on March 31, 2011, that Kenya's Parliament is considering the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Bill, 2010, which criminalizes the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Kapondi Authors Law to Criminalise Female The members of the journalist community in Kenya have raised concerns about a Media Bill 2010 proposed by the Minister for Information and Communication, Raphael Tuju, which would make changes to the existing media laws in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent It was reported on December 10, 2010, that violence against women is rising in the western part of Kenya. Between January of 2009 and June of 2010, the Children's Department in the area reported 300 cases It was reported on November 5, 2010, that a Kenyan magistrate found not guilty 17 Somalis who had been accused of piracy in connection with an attack against the MV Amira, an Egyptian-flagged ship, in May On November 9, 2010, the Kenyan High Court, Mombasa Division, terminated for want of jurisdiction a lower court's criminal case against nine Somali citizens charged with piracy. The individuals allegedly attacked the MV Courier in the It was recently reported that as part of a project to modernize the judiciary and automate certain court activities in Zambia, 30,000 court records have been digitized and certain court staff received training in managing court It was reported on September 7, 2010, that Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki has signed into law the Alcoholic Drinks Control Bill, 2009 (the law), which seeks to dramatically shift Kenya's policy on the regulation of production, It was reported on September 1, 2010, that the Kenyan President refused to assent to the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, which seeks to authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and The Kenyan government signed an agreement with the International Criminal Court (ICC), effective September 3, 2010, to allow the ICC to setup operations in Kenya and to facilitate the ICC's work of investigating and prosecuting perpetrators On July 21, 2010, Kenya's High Court awarded 21 individuals KES40 million (about US$490,496), to be paid by the Kenyan government as compensation for torture they suffered at the hands of state security officers during the On June 23, 2010, the Kenyan Parliament passed the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, 2009, which, if signed into law by the President, will authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and On April 1, 2010, the Kenyan Parliament unanimously approved a new Constitution. (Daniel Makosky, Kenya Parliament Approves Constitution Draft, PAPER CHASE NEWSBURST, Apr. 2, 2010, available at http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/paperchase/2010/04/kenya-parliament-approves-constitution.php; Proposed Constitution of Kenya, Committee of On January 1, 2009, the DAILY NATION reported that Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki had signed into law The Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, which was passed by the country's parliament in December. (Peter Leftie, It was reported on June 12, 2009, that former United Nations Secretary General and Chief Mediator Kofi Annan warned Kenya that if it does not establish a local tribunal by the end of August of this The United Nations special rapporteur on extra-judicial killings, Philip Alston, who has been investigating at the invitation of the Kenyan government allegations of unlawful killings by the Kenyan police, violence in the Mount Elgon (Mt. Elgon) On February 13, 2009, Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki signed into law the Biosafety Bill of 2008, making Kenya the fourth African nation, after Burkina Faso, Egypt, and South Africa, to allow the use of genetically modified On November 19, 2008, eight Somali citizens were brought before a court in Mombassa, Kenya, for allegedly committing the crime of piracy along Somalia's coast line. The suspects, who were apprehended by British Navy officers last It was reported on September 16, 2008, that a new draft bill on women's reproductive health and rights, which seeks to decriminalize abortions, is ready to beintroduced in Kenya's Parliament. Impetus for the bill came from On September 16, 2008, the High Court of Kenya acquitted Omar Said Omar in connection with the 2002 bombing of the Israel-owned Kikambala Paradise Hotel in which 15 people were killed. Justice Jackton Ojwang set aside Kenyan Constitutional Affairs Minister Martha Karua presented two bills on constitutional reform to the Kenyan Parliament on August 20, 2008. The Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill and the Constitution of Kenya Review Bill implement the process Two new bills, the Constitution of Kenya Review bill 2008 and the Constitution of Kenya amendment bill 2008, seeking to deter the government, parliament, former commissioners of the Constitution of Kenya Review Commission, and civil servants Members of the Kenyan Parliament and the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) have agreed to jointly take part in drafting legislation under a ";structured engagement"; between the two groups. In her May 8, 2008, letter to The Kenyan President recently signed the Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill and the National Accord and Reconciliation Bill into law. Before reaching the President's desk, the bills had been unanimously approved by the Kenyan Parliament. The Kenyan government and the opposition party may amend the Kenyan Constitution as part of a power-sharing deal that is expected to end the ethnic and political clashes that have claimed the lives of at least The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), the Kenyan opposition party, filed a case against the Kenyan government before the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity, over the government's "mishandling of the protests" following the December On January 16, 2008, the Nairobi newspaper BUSINESS DAILY reported that Kenya's High Court had issued a judgment refusing 15 law students with degrees from foreign universities the opportunity to retake exams at the Kenya School The Kenyan Parliament recently adopted a bill on political parties, under which, for the first time, the state will provide state funding to political parties. The bill prescribes that a new Office of the Register of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Nov 2007 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540149_text