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The gift Willy Mutunga should have given Kenyans before his retirement

Former Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court of Kenya Dr. Willy Mutunga.

By Kioko wa Kivandi For years now Kenya has been holding discussions about the formation of a special division within the High Court with a local judicial mandate over crimes similar to the ones that were committed following the disputed 2007 presidential elections results. The division, which has since come to be known as the International and Organised Crimes Division ...

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Jackson Njeru jailed for three months for contempt of court

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Jackson Njeru was jailed for three months on Tuesday for contempt of court by a Nairobi Magistrate. Njeru was jailed alongside Jackline Ogutu aka Nyako Ber, both being Facebook administrators of the group Buyer Beware. Their crime was that being group administrators, they did not bring down a post from a member of the group that mentioned prominent lawyer Cecil ...

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Blogger Cyprian Nyakundi has been sued by NBK for defamation

Cyprian Nyakundi

Blogger Cyprian Nyakundi has in the last two years been sued by both Vimal Shah and Safaricom for defamation in separate incidents. In the Vimal Shah case, he had posted on his blog and in a series of tweets about the plaintiffs have allegedly oppressed Ugandans. He had also alleged other human rights violations against Bidco’s violations against Kenyans. In ...

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Why the Kenya government cannot legally regulate social media

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The proposal by Dennis Itumbi, the State House Director for Digital and Diaspora Media that government is considering regulating social media cannot be realized without negating core constitutional provisions. While speaking at Kiangima Girls Secondary School during a prize-giving day, he said the government is preparing a Bill seeking to regulate the use of the social media in Kenya. Itumbi added ...

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EACC Chief Executive Halake Waqo drops charges against Robert Alai

Blogger Robert Alai. Photo courtesy of

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) chief executive Halake Waqo has dropped against blogger Robert Alai. Yesterday at the Milimani law courts, the prosecution said it had dropped the charge, but under section 87 (a) of the penal code which allows future re-arrest and prosecution. Alai’s lawyer Mr. Edward Oonge told a magistrate that the high court had since declared Section 29 of ...

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