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Popular Nollywood actor, John Okafor, better known as Mr Ibu, died on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at a hospital in Lagos over health issues. The actor’s family issued an update in December 2023, saying his leg had to be amputated because of constant clotting of blood, and other underlying health conditions. “The first amputation didn’t completely correct his health predicament so the doctors had to go ahead to amputate the same leg further to ensure we didn’t lose him,” the statement said It added: “Daddy’s cause of sickness is also not diabetes but he’s had constant clotting of the blood…

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Kenyans will start contributing 2.75 percent of their gross salary to the new Social Health Insurance Fund (SHIF) set to replace the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) in July. Speaking during a national validation exercise at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre on Monday, February 26, Health Cabinet Secretary (CS) Susan Nakhumicha said the fresh registration exercise will start from the first week of March and end in June. Nakhumicha urged Kenyans to embrace the new scheme so they can start to enjoy health benefits in the fund in the 2024–25 financial year. The CS also said the government is implementing…

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By Jared Juma Section 28 of the Penal Code Cap 64 of the Laws of Kenya lists out incipient offenses. These are offenses whose commission have not been perfected and are punished on the basis of making an attempt to commit them. A good example is robbery. If you plan to commit robbery and attempts it, it becomes immaterial whether you succeed, or not. You will still have your day in court only that for not committing the actual robbery, you may be charged with the inchoate offense of attempted robbery. The penalty is not, however, similar to that of…

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By Nimo Kering Distributed ledger technology (DLT) has paved way for innovative applications in the legal sphere. Blockchain technology has no doubt made a footprint in modifying the nature of legal work. By way of example, blockchain technology has advanced the use of smart contracts, management and recording of current and historical property data, and upgrading of client data security.  Following problems in the applications of established DLTs, Dr Leeman Baird spearheaded the invention of the hedera platform. Hedera is built on the hashgraph consensus algorithm therefore providing a new platform for distributed consensus. It is argued that the hashgraph…

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The African Union has resolved that by 2040, 60 percent of vaccines used in Africa will be produced locally African countries are ready to manufacture vaccines to help stop various disease outbreaks thanks to their solid research capacity, President William Ruto told the Assembly of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Sunday, February 18, during a meeting on vaccine manufacturing organized by the International Vaccine Institute. The head of state said that the Covid-19 pandemic exposed gaps in Africa’s healthcare system, thus the need to create home-grown solutions and enable environment for vaccine manufacturing in Africa. “This is underpinned…

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The High Court, Anti-Corruption Division, has today, February 7, 2024, declined to discharge the interim orders of September 13, 2023 that prohibited Wilson Nahashon Kanani, a public officer employed by the Nairobi City County Government from dealing with his properties including Sh48 million held in various bank accounts, and several vehicles. Lady Justice E. N. Maina issued the September 2023 orders pending the hearing of a case that had been filed by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) seeking forfeiture of Mr. Kanani’s Sh643.2 million worth of assets whose source he could not explain. Through an application of September 25,…

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The meeting, dubbed Summit of Heads of Arms, resolved that the three arms will “individually develop policies, guidelines, regulations and legislative proposals to achieve the objectives of fighting corruption. The Executive, Judiciary and the Legislature are set to submit proposals on a renewed anti-graft campaign before the National Council on the Administration of Justice (NCAJ) within 30 days. The agreement is part of consensus following a meeting bringing together Heads of the three arms convened by President William Ruto at State House in Nairobi. The meeting, dubbed Summit of Heads of Arms, resolved that the three arms will “individually develop…

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Kenya’s stand underscores diplomatic recognition of China’s position, asserting that there is only one legitimate Chinese government. Kenya has once again affirmed its commitment to the “One China Policy,” amid raging debate following elections in Taiwan. The “One China Policy” traces its origins back to 1949, marking the end of the Chinese civil war. It represents diplomatic recognition of China’s position, asserting that there is only one legitimate Chinese government. This reaffirmation of Kenya’s stance comes amid ongoing tensions with Beijing, which views Taiwan as a renegade province and has consistently pursued reunification with mainland China, even hinting at the…

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Three Commonwealth law associations have denounced President William Ruto’s onslaught on the Judiciary warning the move could erode confidence in courts. The Commonwealth Magistrates’ and Judges’ Association (CMJA), the Commonwealth Legal Education Association (CLEA) and the Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA) said alleged cases of corrupt judicial officials should instead be subjected to the due process of the law. “Whilst we recognise that there should be checks and balances in the relationship between the three organs of state, the CMJA, CLA and CLEA emphasise that any process of investigation must be founded in well-established principles of procedural and other fairness and…

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