Land and Conflict Sensitive Journalism sumaries

Sub-Category : Judicial Reforms

Raila‚??s Plan to Export Key Judicial Jobs a Grave Injustice for Kenya

Saturday Nation, Pg 12
Saturday, 05 Feb 2011

Kwamchetsi Makokha says the act of Raila wanting the next CJ to come from any commonwealth country is a disservice. This is because Kenyans are well educated people capable of dispensing the required duties. It is important to hav

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Chief Justice: Kibaki Strategy is Self-Defeating

The East African, Pg 18
Monday, 07 Feb 2011

Lynn Muthoni Wanyeki contends with the fact that the rush nomination of the CJ was done as a first way of evading the ICC. The appointment failed the constitutional test and also posed an impression of a strategy to defeat justice

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Abdullahi ‚??must Quit Law Practice‚??

Daily Nation, Pg 9
Tuesday, 08 Feb 2011

Lawyer Philip Murgor wants JSC member Abdullahi Ahmednassir to quit law practice to avoid conflict of interest. He says his appointment and that of Florence Mwangangi was passed by the parliament’s committee on the basis tha

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Debate on Key Judicial Review Bills Kicks off

The Standard, Pg 12
Wednesday, 09 Feb 2011

Parliament has begun debating Judges and Magistrates Vetting Bill. The debate started on a bumpy note on the role of the two principals. Also some sections that had been recommended by the CIC to be deleted were reinstated by the

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Application Seeking to Bar Lawyer from Practicing Rejected

The People, Pg 7
Friday, 11 Feb 2011

The High Court in milimani has rejected an application by lawyer Philip Murgor seeking to bar Ahmednassir Abdullahi who is a member of the JSC from practicing law. Justice Muga Apondi ruled that there is no legislation barring Ahm

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‚??Unfit for Justice‚??

The Standard, Pg 1 & 5
Friday, 11 Feb 2011

The Law Society of Kenya has discredited Judge Alnashir Visram for the position of Chief Justice. LSK revealed it filed a complaint in parliament accusing the proposed CJ of committing perjury in 1999, which they are now pulling o

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Groups Raise Concern over Hiring of New Chief Justice

The People, Pg 7
Saturday, 22 Jan 2011

The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) has raised concern over the process of appointing the new chief justice. Together with other civil society groups, they called for a strict adherence to the law in the appointm

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CJ Set to Control Judiciary Funds

Saturday Nation, Pg 44
Saturday, 22 Jan 2011

The CJ will be in charge of the Judicciary budget under the proposed new law on hpw reformed courts will work. A committee that will select the team to vet judges will icnlude the Law Society of Kenya and the Judicial Service Comm

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