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]
April 16, 2013
by Lauren Laing
Kenya's Supreme Court on Tuesday released a 113-page judgment upholding the results of the March presidential election. The court unanimously upheld the results last month but just released its reasoning, finding that the process was flawed but not illegal. The results of the March 4 election, in ...[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]
March 25, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
The Supreme Court of Kenya on Monday ordered scrutiny of two documents used to tally votes in the March 4 presidential election and ordered a recount of all votes from 22 polling stations. The Coalition for Reform and Democracy (CORD) and two other groups reportedly petitioned the court for a ...[read more]
March 21, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
The Supreme Court of Kenya on Wednesday ordered the parties involved in the March 4 election dispute to restrain from making public statements with regard to the case. The court also warned civic groups and journalists that they could face punishment for biased statements that could undermine the ...[read more]
March 17, 2013
by Michael Haggerson
Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga on Friday appealed the results of Kenya's 2013 election to Kenya's Supreme Court. Kenya's election commission declared Uhuru Kenyatta, son of Kenya's first president Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, the winner of the nation's 2013 presidential election earlier this month. ...[read more]
March 2, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Hawa Bangura on Friday welcomed the recent ruling by Cambodia’s genocide tribunal to annul a previous ruling that would have prevented it from trying crimes of sexual violence committed during the Khmer ...[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]
July 26, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On July 26, 2010, the Supreme Court of Seychelles convicted 11 Somalis of acts of piracy, sentencing each of them to 10 years in prison. The 11 men had been apprehended in the Indian Ocean following the attempted hijacking of a Seychelles coastguard ship in December 2009. The island nation had ...[read more]

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