February 23, 2015
by Peter Snyder
The Supreme Court of Kenya ruled Monday that eight sections of the nation's controversial anti-terrorism law are unconstitutional. The Security Laws (Amendment) Act No. 19 of 2014, which came into effect on December 22, amended the provisions of 22 other acts of Parliament involving matters of ...[read more]
March 31, 2013
by Jaimie Cremeans
Kenya's Supreme Court ruled on Saturday that the results of the country's presidential election earlier this month are valid, confirming that Uhuru Kenyatta, the son of Kenya's first president Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, will be the next president. The unanimous verdict by the court stated that the ...[read more]
November 12, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On November 12, 2010, the Kenyan National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) accused the country's former Cabinet Minister, William Ruto, of interfering with the International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation of 2007 post-election violence. The ICC had announced one month prior that it would ...[read more]
August 1, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The Court of Appeals in Kenya on Tuesday upheld a lower court's decision to set the date of the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections for March 4, 2013. Four of the five judges sitting for the Court of Appeals, Judges Erastus Githinji, Kalpana Rawal, Hannah Okwengu and David Maranga, ...[read more]
June 15, 2012
by Cody Harding
On June 15, 2011, the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) of Kenya selected five appointees to serve on the nation's first Supreme Court as part of a recently passed constitutional mandate. The nominees were then sent to President Mwai Kibaki for approval. The creation of the court was preceded by ...[read more]
February 19, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
Kenneth Marende, Speaker of the Kenyan National Assembly, ruled Thursday that four nominations made by President Mwai Kibaki had violated the requirement of consultation with the prime minister under the new constitution. In the ruling, Marende found that Kibaki's nominees to the positions of ...[read more]
January 30, 2011
by Drew Singer
Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga said on Saturday that his country's president violated its new constitution when he made a series of judicial, financial and legal appointments without consulting him. President Mwai Kibaki announced on Friday the appointments of chief justice, top prosecutor, ...[read more]
October 29, 2010
by Daniel Makosky
The Kenyan Cabinet on Thursday authorized a 3.5 billion shilling expenditure to finance the transition to the country's new constitution. The funds, roughly USD $43 million, are intended to facilitate implementation of the revised charter by the close of the current fiscal year. The new ...[read more]
September 22, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
Kenyan businessman Joseph Gathungu filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging the constitutionality of the International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation into the violence following the 2007 Kenyan presidential election. The suit, which was filed in the High Court in Mombasa, argues that the ICC ...[read more]
August 27, 2010
by Megan McKee
Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki signed a new constitution into law Friday as part of a reform movement aimed at curbing vast presidential powers. Kenya's new constitution includes numerous checks on presidential authority, among which are the creation of a supreme court and senate. The constitution ...[read more]

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