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Academic Commentary
8 Oct 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Roland Adjovi, Academic Director of the Arcadia Center for East African Studies says that while the Kenyan vote to withdraw from the ICC masks the greater danger of polarization in Africa opposing much needed applications of international law ... On September 5, 2013, the Kenya Parliament adopted … [read more]


Professional Commentary
17 Mar 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist George Kegoro of the International Commission of Jurists argues that the results of the 2013 presidential election in Kenya are unavoidably marred by technological failures and the shortcomings of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commissions...Now that Kenya has completed the general elections for 2013, which ended with … [read more]


Professional Commentary
3 Mar 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist M. Patrick Yingling, formerly of Kenya's Moi University School of Law, says that the fear of corruption and violence raises the stakes in Kenya's upcoming election higher than ever...On March 4, 2013, Kenyans will go to the polls to elect the country's fourth president. The election is … [read more]


Legal News
6 Aug 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo

[JURIST] A tribunal of judges in Kenya on Monday recommended the dismissal of the country's Deputy Chief Justice Nancy Baraza, who has been accused of threatening a security guard with a gun. Baraza was suspended by Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki [official profile; JURIST news archive] last January while the tribunal … [read more]


Legal News
26 Apr 2012
by Katherine Getty

[JURIST] Kenya dismissed four senior judges on Wednesday after an independent board found that they lacked integrity and were incompetent. The men removed from their position were Riaga Omollo, the Chief of the Court of Appeals, Samuel Bosire, Emmanuel Okubasu and Joseph Nyamu. Five other judges were cleared of any … [read more]


Legal News
7 Oct 2011
by Michael Haggerson

[JURIST] Defense counsel for three Kenyan leaders charged in the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] with inciting violence after the December 2007 Kenyan elections [JURIST news archive] argued Wednesday that prosecutors had not fully investigated evidence that they planned to present at trial. Defense counsel argued that witnesses for … [read more]


Legal News
30 Aug 2011
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Tuesday rejected an appeal [press release] filed by the Kenyan government and confirmed a Pre-Trial Chamber ruling refusing to transfer two cases stemming from 2007 post-election violence to Kenyan courts. The Kenyan government appealed the previous decision … [read more]


Legal News
29 Aug 2011
by Jennie Ryan

[JURIST] Kenyan Registrar of the High Court Gladys Boss Shollei swore in the nation's first Supreme Court [official website] justices on Friday at a ceremony in the capital city Nairobi. The ceremony was attended by President Mwai Kibaki [official profile] who emphasized the importance [KBC report] of the appointments to … [read more]


Legal News
15 Jun 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove

[JURIST] The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) [official website] of Kenya on Wednesday selected five appointees to serve on the nation's first Supreme Court. After taking a week to interview 25 candidates, the JSC panel selected [KBC report] one woman and four men to present to Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki [official … [read more]


Legal News
7 Jun 2011
by Michael Haggerson

[JURIST] Kenyan Attorney General Amos Wako on Monday appealed [text, PDF] the refusal by the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] to transfer two cases against high-ranking Kenyan officials for their alleged involvement in the violence after the 2007 Kenyan elections [JURIST news archive]. In response, the ICC called for … [read more]


Legal News
1 Jun 2011
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] Kenyan Attorney General Amos Wako said Tuesday that his country would appeal a refusal by the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] to transfer two cases stemming from post-election violence to Kenyan courts. The ICC announced [press release] Monday that they were denying [decision, PDF] Kenya's request for the … [read more]


Legal News
18 Apr 2011
by Michael Haggerson

[JURIST] Defense lawyers for six Kenyan leaders charged [materials] in the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] with inciting violence after the December 2007 Kenyan elections [JURIST news archive] called for the timely release of evidence against their clients on Monday. The prosecution wishes to partially redact [Daily Nation] portions … [read more]


Legal News
8 Apr 2011
by Michael Haggerson

[JURIST] Three Kenyan officials made an initial appearance before the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Friday and were notified of the charges pending against them [materials, PDF; press release], stemming from violence surrounding the December 2007 Kenyan elections [JURIST news archive]. The charges against the men under the … [read more]


Legal News
7 Apr 2011
by Dan Taglioli

[JURIST] Three prominent Kenyans appeared before the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] in The Hague on Thursday to hear the charges [materials] against them in connection with the violence that followed [JURIST news archive] the December 2007 Kenyan general elections. Facing charges including murder, deportation, rape, inhumane acts, persecution … [read more]


Legal News
19 Feb 2011
by Dwyer Arce

[JURIST] Kenneth Marende, Speaker of the Kenyan National Assembly [official website], ruled [text] Thursday that four nominations made by President Mwai Kibaki [official profile] had violated the requirement of consultation with the prime minister under the new constitution [text, PDF; JURIST news archive]. In the ruling, Marende found that Kibaki's … [read more]


Legal News
3 Feb 2011
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] Kenya's High Court of Nairobi [official website] ruled Thursday that recent judicial nominations by President Mwai Kibaki [official profile; JURIST news archive] are unconstitutional, halting parliament's approval proceedings. Agreeing with an earlier pronouncement [JURIST report] by Prime Minister Raila Odinga [Guardian profile; JURIST news archive], Justice Daniel Musinga ruled … [read more]


Legal News
30 Jan 2011
by Drew Singer

[JURIST] Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga [Guardian profile; JURIST news archive] said on Saturday that his country's president violated its new constitution [text, PDF] when he made a series of judicial, financial and legal appointments without consulting him. President Mwai Kibaki [official profile; JURIST news archive] announced on Friday the … [read more]


Legal News
3 Dec 2010
by Sarah Paulsworth

[JURIST] Threats against witnesses will not prevent the prosecution of six individuals responsible for Kenya's 2007 post-election violence [JURIST news archive], International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said Friday. According to the statement, the prosecutor will obtain arrest warrants for the individuals behind these threats if … [read more]


Legal News
17 Nov 2010
by Sarah Miley

[JURIST] International Criminal Court (ICC) chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo [official websites] said Wednesday that the court will not use testimony from three Kenyan witnesses who claim they were bribed to provide false evidence against a high-ranking government official. Ocampo also said that the ICC is looking into additional claims [CP … [read more]


Legal News
12 Nov 2010
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) [advocacy website] on Friday accused former Cabinet minster William Ruto of interfering with the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] investigation into the 2007 post-election violence [JURIST news archive], denying accusations of bribing witnesses. Two witnesses, Ken Braziz Wekesa and William … [read more]

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