Author: Special Correspondent

Understanding entry requirements for a Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) is essential for students aiming at pursuing a career in law. The Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) is an academic degree achieved for undergraduate studies in Law Sciences. The abbreviation LL.B. stands for Legum Baccalaureus, where LL. is the Latin abbreviation for laws. Bachelor of Law Entry Requirements Most universities require applicants to have completed their high school education with strong grades: A minimum mean Grade of C+ (Plus) at KCSE and a minimum grade B (Plain) in English or Kiswahili. Three (3) principal passes in the Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education…

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Transparency International recently released its annual Corruption Perception Index report for 2023, detailing the most corrupt countries in the world. The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) ranks 180 countries and territories based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be on a scale of 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (least corrupt). The global average score recorded by Transparency International is 43, indicating that over two-thirds of the countries scored below 50. Transparency International described the global trend of weakening justice systems and lack of accountability for public officials as the main cause for corruption to thrive. Here are the…

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A new disconcerting trend has been making its way around alcohol-drinking circles, especially among young Kenyans who are seeking to get high faster for less. This recent method, which involves rectal ingestion over the common and highly advised oral ingestion, is referred to as Butt-Chugging or alcohol enema. It has been reported to be highly trendy regardless of warnings by medical experts. The term “butt chugging” became widely known in 2006 following its depiction by Steve-O in the film “Jackass Number Two.” However, the practice itself has historical roots dating back thousands of years. Evidence suggests its use in ancient…

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Constructive dismissal, also known as constructive discharge or constructive termination, occurs when an employee resigns not because they want to but because the employer’s conduct necessitates it. For instance, in a scenario where an employer imposes harsh and unfair work expectations on an employee with the aim of forcing them to resign, that resignation may qualify as constructive dismissal. Constructive dismissal Kenya law  Justice Mbaru of the Employment and Labour Relations Court said in the case of Nathan Ogada Atiagaga v David Engineering Limited, ‘constructive dismissal occurs when an employee resigns because their employer’s behaviour has become so intolerable or…

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Scrap metal dealers in Embu have been granted a seven-day amnesty to surrender any vandalized public infrastructure they may possess ahead of fresh vetting and licensing by the county government. The decision was arrived at during a consultative meeting between scrap metal dealers, County Security Team led by County Commissioner Jack Obuo, County Government and the Scrap Metal Council on Wednesday. The move will pave way for fresh vetting and licensing after the County Government a month ago banned sale of scrap metal to contain the rise in cases of vandalism. While issuing the ban, Governor Cecily Mbarire said the…

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Council of Governors (CoG) Chief Executive Officer Ms Mary Mwiti wants county governments to ensure all employees are put under integrated payrolls. Mwiti observed that the law does not approve manual payrolls which were still in use in some devolved administrations. On Wednesday, the CEO noted that the Controller of Budget has been taking a lot of time to verify manual payrolls presented by county governments thus delaying salary payments of county employees. Mwiti spoke during a quarterly consultative meeting with county human resources directors and payroll managers held in a Murang’a hotel. She divulged that lack of a proper…

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the strike which killed scores of displaced Palestinians in Rafah on Sunday was a “tragic mishap”, amid growing international condemnation of the blast. At least 45 people were killed according to the Hamas-run health ministry. Hundreds more were treated for severe burns, fractures and shrapnel wounds. Speaking in the Israeli parliament, Mr Netanyahu said it was vital that Israel took “every precaution possible” to protect civilians caught up in the fighting in Gaza. But he insisted the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) used their “best efforts not to harm those uninvolved” in the conflict and…

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The decision by Mombasa Governor Abdulswamad Nassir to outlaw the sale and consumption of muguka in the coastal county has gained widespread support across various parts of the country, with Muslim leaders in the North Rift region throwing their weight behind the initiative. Under the Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya (CIPK), religious leaders want miraa and muguka categorized as banned drugs, citing their contribution to increased juvenile crimes in the country. “The consumption of miraa and muguka is the driving factor behind drug abuse, including the intake of second-generation alcohol and hard drugs like heroin and bhang; the…

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By Barbara Owano The University of Nairobi Council has once again sent Vice Chancellor Stephen Kiama on a compulsory leave and directed Prof Ayub Njoroge to take over in acting capacity, setting the stage for a looming showdown. In a press statement, the council chair Amukowa Anangwe expressed concerns about what he termed as the continued harassment, intimidation and misuse of staff and resources by unathorised persons, adding that Prof. Kiama ought to be on leave. “The council wishes to inform the university community and all the concerned persons that the decision made on the 19th of April 2024, granting…

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