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January 2, 2015 2:17 PM UPDATE 2-Kenyan court suspends parts of two-week-old security law

NAIROBI, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Kenya's High Court on Friday suspended some anti-terrorism measures signed into law two weeks ago by President Uhuru Kenyatta, in a partial victory for opposition groups who had argued they threatened basic liberties and free speech. High Court Judge George Odunga suspended eight clauses, including a cap on refugees, and asked 15

January 2, 2015 1:15 PM Kenya High Court suspends terror law provisions, citing protection of rights

"We cannot limit the freedoms and inalienable rights in the pretext of fighting terrorism," the High Court's Justice George Odunga said Friday. "We cannot limit the freedoms and inalienable rights in the pretext of fighting terrorism," Justice George Odunga said Friday. The provisions will be temporarily suspended until Chief Justice Willy Mutunga is able to form a three-judge 12

December 24, 2014 10:00 PM Kenyan opposition cautioned against mass action

Kanini Kega (Kieni), Priscillah Nyokabi (Nyeri) and Sarah Lekorere (URP, nominated) said the Opposition’s warning was illegal and went against the confidence Kenyans had in the Judiciary. CORD leaders have moved to court seeking the nullification of the contentious Security Amendment Act 2014, which was passed into law last Thursday in a chaotic debate 5

December 16, 2014 8:25 PM The Object of Al Shabaab Terror: To Set Up a Caliphate in Kenya

The government may have been worried that admitting that the terrorist attack had targeted non-Muslims would create inter-religious tensions in the country. Since the Westgate attack, all the major acts of terrorism in Kenya have seen the targeting of non-Muslims, while sparing any Muslims caught in harm's way. The Westgate Mall attack was followed by killings 46

September 25, 2014 5:49 AM It's Hard To Predict Political Outcomes

In recent weeks, The Star has been running a series of special reports, which provide space for every governor to list his key achievements thus far, as well as to draw attention to his key challenges. When it was the turn of the Kajiado Governor, Dr David Nkedianye, at the top of his list of challenges was “managing expectations” followed by “lack of resources 29

January 23, 2014 11:46 AM Raila slams tax levy on sports stars

Posted by MUTWIRI MUTUOTA on January 23, 2014 NAIROBI, Kenya, January 23- Former Prime Minister and the leader of the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (Cord), Raila Odinga, has slammed the Government’s move to impose taxes on the earnings of athletes, footballers and all other sportspersons announced by Kenya Revenue Authority on Tuesday. In a statement 61