August 6, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
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 last January while the tribunal investigated the allegations. ...[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]
August 29, 2011
by Jennie Ryan
Kenyan Registrar of the High Court Gladys Boss Shollei swore in the nation's first Supreme Court justices on Friday at a ceremony in the capital city Nairobi. The ceremony was attended by President Mwai Kibaki who emphasized the importance of the appointments to the country's ongoing institutional ...[read more]
June 15, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) 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 one woman and four men to present to Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki for appointment. The list of ...[read more]
March 18, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On March 18, 2008, the Parliament of Kenya voted unanimously to approve a power-sharing agreement between President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga. The Kenya Accord and Reconciliation Act of 2008, intended to end violence sparked by the country's disputed 2007 presidential ...[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]
February 3, 2011
by Julia Zebley
Kenya's High Court of Nairobi ruled Thursday that recent judicial nominations by President Mwai Kibaki are unconstitutional, halting parliament's approval proceedings. Agreeing with an earlier pronouncement by Prime Minister Raila Odinga, Justice Daniel Musinga ruled in favor of eight advocacy ...[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]
January 2, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On January 2, 2009, Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki signed legislation giving power to a communication commission to regulate broadcasting with threats of fines or incarceration. The Communications Amendment Bill of 2008 allowed the minister of information to control aspects of broadcast content. ...[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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