How to mediate between Ruto and Raila

Ruto Raila mediation

Looking at our current political climate, would mediation be the way to go to solve the rift between President William Ruto and former Primer Minister Raila Odinga? In law there are different ways of solving conflict. You can go the route of either litigation, arbitration, conciliation or mediation. All these are distinctively different in the […]

Janet Othero: Tech lawyer who’s not afraid of challenging status quo

The legal career is quite vast. When I was young, I thought that being a lawyer was all about going to court and arguing out your cases and that was all. I loved arguing and debating so everybody thought that I was going to be a lawyer. But it wasn’t for me. However, I have […]

Legal Resolutions That We Need to Make In 2023

We’re more than a week into 2023 and as human tradition dictates, let’s make New Year resolutions. A new year represents a fresh start and a new opportunity to do things differently from how you did them the previous year. And one of the things I submit to you that you should do differently is […]

Ruto’s 100 Days In Office

Dr. William Samoei Ruto and the Kenya Kwanza government officially crossed the 100 days mark this week. There is a lot to reflect and examine about this new government that cut its niche through identifying with the needs and pains of the common man alias hustlers. They made a plethora of promises that they were […]

The Police Are a Missing Link

It’s time the menace in the police department gets fixed I was an intern at Kenya News Agency in 2016 when the news of the extra judicial killing of lawyer Willie Kimani, his client Josephat Mwenda and their trusted driver Joseph Muiruri broke the news. The police officers had kidnapped them after one of the […]

The Legal Quagmire Baby Travis’ Family Finds Themselves In

When the news of baby Travis’ death broke, there was uproar about how Kenyatta National Hospital handled his case. Perhaps it drew so much ire and vitriol from the public because this is a reputation that KNH and public hospitals in general haven’t fought off. Baby Travis had a fork jembe stuck in his head […]

The Annual Drought and Hunger Dirge We Sing Has to Stop

Kenya is currently facing one of its worst drought and famine seasons that we’ve ever experienced in years. According to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), 3.4 million Kenyans are facing hunger and starvation in Arid and Semi Arid Lands (ASALs). To further exacerbate the situation, the animals were not […]

We May Not Agree with William Ruto’s Appointments, But the Law Is Standard

Like you, I’ve often heard about the term presumption of innocence. I never knew how serious it was until I saw the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) clearing various candidates with outstanding integrity issues to vie. People like Sirisia MP John Walukhe who had been found guilty by a court of law of corruption […]

Tribute To the First Female Chartered Arbitrator in Kenya

Photo courtesy of African Arbitration Atlas Did you know that law is so vast that there are alternative ways to settle disputes other than the traditional litigation settlement where you go to court? I did not know this until the time I went for an ICC conference in Nairobi. Initially, I was sent to go […]

Welcome to the Public Square

If the August 2022 elections are anything to go by, Kenyan citizens are naturally politically charged. We love to engage in political conversations. Sometimes it gets so heated we become so agitated that we’re willing to lose friendships based on politics. When the Azimio One Kenya party led by Raila Odinga and Martha Karua headed […]

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