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BBI case management conference kicks off at Supreme Court

Whispers Court Correspondent The Court of Appeal is currently holding a case management conference for the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) appeal case. President Uhuru Kenyatta, ODM leader Raila Odinga, Attorney General Paul Kihara, IEBC and BBI Secretariat formally file appeals against BBI judgement. Three appellate judges are presiding over the …

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Revealed: The unfolding events in Maraga Succession Race

A camp keen to decide who the next Chief Justice will be has emerged as the government shops for a candidate who will do its bidding. The Karen gang camp that rotates around lawyers Ahmednassir Abdullahi, Nelson Havi, Tom Ojienda, Paul Muite and Makau Mutua is openly fronting a candidate …

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Judge who Blocked Philomena Mwilu from Acting as Chief Justice Recuses Self

Justice Patrick Jeremy Otieno, who in January this year subjected the Judiciary into disarray after issuing orders restraining Deputy Chief Justice Mwilu from occupying her office and discharging her duties as acting Chief Justice, has recused himself from acting in the abuse of office case against the latter. The Meru …

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Kenya’s High Court rules anti FGM law is constitutional: A jubilant day for girls and women in Kenya!

NAIROBI, Kenya, March 17 – A three-judge bench of the High Court in Nairobi has upheld and validated the constitutionality of the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Act, 2011, advancing the rights of women and girls to a positive cultural context and to protection against harmful practices. The remarkable judgment …

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Lawyer Ndegwa Njiru is ‘king’ of impeachment

By Annette Wambulwa Want to impeach a governor? Or defend him or her? Lawyer Ndegwa Njiru is your man, though he says he doesn’t pick a side and pursues justice. Ndegwa was chosen as one of the Star’s Persons of the Year. He is one of the most sought-after lawyers …

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Former MP, Isiolo Woman Rep get back NLC commissioner jobs

Former Nyeri Town MP Esther Murugi and Isiolo Woman Representative Tiyah Galgalo have won back their jobs as commissioners with the National Land Commission (NLC). This follows a decision by the Court of Appeal that the Employment and Labour Relations Court illegally revoked their appointments as NLC commissioners when it …

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Why Isaac Lenaola should be next CJ

By Salad Malicha Coming from a marginalised and nearly ‘forgotten’ sleepy Samburu county, Isaac Lenaola beat all odds to attain outstanding academic credentials and become Kenya’s top jurist. His journey to the top has not been an easy ride. Born in late 1967 in Maralal now Samburu County, his passion …

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All eyes on JSC as Maraga exit nears

Chief Justice David Maraga is set to retire in January after attaining 70 years. Maraga, who is also the President of the Supreme Court, has been serving in the position since 2006 when he succeeded Dr Willy Mutunga as the second head of the Judiciary under the current Constitution. Maraga …

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24 Senior Counsels formally bestowed rank

Twenty-four Senior Counsels have officially been conferred the rank in a ceremony held on Thursday at the Supreme Court. They signed the roll of the Senior Counsel in a ceremony presided over by Chief Justice David Maraga. They include Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Narc Kenya’s Martha Karua, Dr. Fackson Wainaina …

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