• Law –Bila Maneno –An introduction

    Today, 3rd July, 2020, is a momentous day for me – I will be entering my 50th year as a practising Advocate, and am celebrating the event by launching this blog – related to all aspects and challenges of Kenyan law, lawyers and intricate web the emerging jurisprudence poses. The blog is published under the……

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  • Criminality in Government Registries – The Bane of Wanjiku

    Heard of Wanjiku? Wanjiku is that ordinary downtrodden, overburdened, perhaps barefooted Kenyan, carrying on her back a heavy stack of Kenyan woes. For the record, Wanjiku was born, and epitomized, when the late President Daniel Arap Moi, with his iron fist, repeatedly declined calls for a new Constitution. Wanjiku has a brother in the English……

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  • A PERSONAL ANECDOTE:Poachers and One Peter Beard

    I must share a small but profound encounter which took place over 50 years ago with a world-renowned person – one Peter Beard, now deceased. Something to do with poachers. Poachers provoke me.  I was called a poacher by non other than one of my pupils – now a Senior Lecturer at Griffith University in……

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  • Constitutionality of the Community Land Act (Act No 27 of 2016) – Recipe for Confusion and Strife

    On promulgation of the 2010 Constitution, important aspects of community land were addressed in Article 63, essentially dealing with what was formerly designated as “trust land.”  Article 63(2) reads thus; “(2) Community land consists of— (a) land lawfully registered in the name of group representatives under the provisions of any law; (b) land lawfully transferred……

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    A citizen is led to believe that once an Act of Parliament has passed through the National Assembly, assented to by the President, date of commencement determined and duly published in the Kenya Gazette, the law is cast in stone. Really? An analysis of the legal position points to a contrasting scenario. Since the promulgation……

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