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Former Law Society of Kenya President Allen Gichuhi is among the 20 long serving and outstanding lawyers who have now joined the rank of Senior Counsel. Mr Gichuhi, a litigator and arbitrator, served as the LSK President between March 2018 and March 2020. “We are pleased to announce that our Senior Partner, Mr Allen Gichuhi EBS,C.Arb, was (on Tuesday May 13) conferred by the President of the Republic of Kenya, H.E. Dr. William Samoei Ruto, the rank of Senior Counsel,” the law firm, Wamae & Allen Advocates, where he is a senior partner, said in a LinkedIn message. “This honour…

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Gabon’s deposed President, Ali Bongo, and his two sons have refused to eat in protest against allegations of “acts of torture and cruelty,” their lawyers say. Mr. Bongo was ousted in a military coup last August shortly after winning a disputed presidential election. He was then placed under house arrest in the capital, Libreville, along with his two sons, Jalil and Bilal. The military also detained his wife, Sylvia Bongo, and their eldest son, Noureddin, in prison, awaiting trial on corruption charges. In a statement, their lawyers claimed that Noureddin and Sylvia were beaten and hanged while in detention. They…

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Unlock the Truth: Corruption Exposed in Nairobi Law Monthly May Edition! In this month’s issue, we delve into the heart of the battle against corruption gripping our nation. Despite the relentless efforts of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, doubts linger in the public consciousness about whether justice will prevail. Big names are under the microscope, accused of diverting precious public funds and resources for personal gain. But will this drama culminate in convictions? Join us as we dissect the intricate web of corruption, exploring the challenges faced by both the agency and the courts in their pursuit of high crime.…

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By Kiptanui Cherono Children of a former medical doctor in Eldoret are embroiled in a vicious court battle over control of their late father’s Sh700 million estate, which spans extensive properties across three counties. Siblings from the first and second wives of the late Vincent Kiprotich Komurgor have failed to agree on how to share his estate 20 years after his demise. The former medic had properties that included hundreds of acres of agricultural land and prime plots spread across Nandi, Uasin Gishu, and Kakamega counties. Siblings from the deceased’s two widows, Anne Kiprotich and Esther Cheboi, both also deceased…

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By Newton Arori You are in fact very unlikely the get off in a criminal case by saying that you were drunk when you did it, or intoxicated by any other substance for that matter. Even though Section 13 of the Penal Code provides for intoxication as a defence to a criminal charge, the defence is extremely narrow in its application.  For starters, to successfully plead intoxication as a defence, your intoxicated state must not be voluntarily induced; it should maliciously induced by another person. Second, you must be so intoxicated as to be insane, or to be unable to…

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In the April edition of Nairobi Law Monthly Magazine, we delve into the ongoing debate surrounding capital punishment in the aftermath of the Jowie ruling. Judges and legal experts are grappling with the merits and downsides of this contentious issue, particularly in light of the verdict that found no significant difference between execution and life imprisonment. TO HANG OR NOT TO HANG? Get exclusive access to expert analysis on the ongoing capital punishment debate. Don’t miss out, Download Your Copy Now!” More reasons why you should download this month’s Nairobi Law Monthly Edition The latest edition of Nairobi Law Monthly…

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The Parliament of Somalia has approved the introduction of a universal direct voting right and the transition to the presidential form of government, AFP news agency said on March 30. “Lawmakers of both chambers unanimously approve the amended articles of the Constitution,” House of the People Speaker Adan Mohamed Nuur Madobe said. The amendments are expected to be implemented during the next regional elections, scheduled for June 30. The principle of the universal direct voting right was cancelled after Siad Barre came into power in 1969; after he was deposed in 1991, the political system in Somalia was clan-based. The…

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