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Reprieve for Keroche in tax fight with KRA

Keroche Breweries was Thursday directed to pay Kenya Revenue Authority Sh100 million as a condition for stopping the taxman from attaching its accounts over a Sh9.1 billion tax dispute. The Court of Appeal ordered Keroche to make the payment within 45 days. “Taking all the relevant factors into consideration, including the challenging economic circumstances the Covid-19 pandemic has put the… → Read More

Court suspends vacancy notice of CA boss

The Labour court has suspended a notice to fill the position of Communications Authority of Kenya director general. This is after the Information Communication Technology Association of Kenya (ICTAK) moved to court accusing the communications regulator of manipulating the recruitment process “which poses a risk to fair competition and merit as the basis of appointment”. Justice Maureen Onyango… → Read More

Appeals court suspends probe against judge Waithaka

Appeals court suspends probe against judge Waithaka → Read More

Case seeking to halt new budget moved to Nairobi

The High Court in Kisumu has transferred a case seeking to stop implementation of the national budget to Nairobi. Lady Justice Wanjiku Cherere issued the directive after two activists appeared before her challenging the publicised national budget 2020 draft policy statement and the equitable national revenue share. In the suit, activists Michael Kojo and Evance Oloo have sued Treasury Cabinet… → Read More

Katiba Institute seeks to block partial appointment of judges

A lobby has gone to court to challenge the appointment, gazettement and swearing in of some of the 41 judges who had been nominated for promotion. In a fresh suit filed at the High Court, Katiba Institute has sued President Uhuru Kenyatta, Attorney General Paul Kihara Kariuki and Chief Justice David Maraga. NOMINATED JUDGES According to the lobby, there are reasonable grounds to fear from the… → Read More

City lawyer withdraws case challenging senior counsel list

City lawyer withdraws case challenging senior counsel list → Read More

LSK files suit against Uhuru’s Executive order

The Law Society of Kenya has filed a case challenging the legality of an Executive order issued by President Uhuru Kenyatta that allegedly sought to place the Judiciary, commissions as well as independent offices under ministries and government departments. In the court documents, the Attorney General and Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua are listed as respondents and the Judicial Service… → Read More

Court suspends State’s Naivasha cargo order

The High Court has temporarily suspended the government’s directive on imported goods destined for three neighbouring landlocked countries. Transport Cabinet Secretary (CS) James Macharia had ordered that the goods be transported via the Standard Gauge Railway to Naivasha Inland Container Depot from the port of Mombasa for clearance. Lady Justice Pauline Nyamweya on Thursday issued the temporary… → Read More

Judiciary makes online filing of cases mandatory in Nairobi

Nairobi residents will be expected to file cases online from July 1, The Judiciary has said. Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Anne Amadi made the announcement Tuesday adding that the move marks the start of increased technology use in the delivery of justice process. She said going digital is aimed at achieving higher levels of efficiency and convenience. In a statement, Ms Amadi said the online… → Read More

Kenya: Waiguru's Bid to Nullify Ouster Flops

The High Court has declined to nullify the impeachment of Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru. → Read More

Waiguru's bid to nullify ouster flops

The High Court has declined to nullify the impeachment of Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru. Justice Weldon Korir ruled Thursday that the Kirinyaga ward representatives did not violate any court order. In his ruling Justice Korir said the ward reps proved sufficiently that the Covid-19 outbreak in Kirinyaga had been contained and were free to proceed with the impeachment motion without seeking the… → Read More

Waiguru takes impeachment battle to court

Embattled Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has moved to court to stop the impeachment process against her. Ms Waiguru argued the ward representatives acted in contempt of court orders in voting to remove her from office. She said the High Court had early temporarily stopped the local leaders from debating the motion because of the Covid-19 pandemic. In an urgent notice filed on Wednesday, Ms… → Read More

Police to probe man in pirated newspaper case

A man suspected of circulating digital copies of the 'Nation' newspapers will remain in police custody for five more days. Senior Resident Magistrate David Muema Ndungi directed John Oganga Muyai to be held at the Kilimani Police Station to allow police finalise investigation. “The Directorate of Criminal Investigations Nairobi Regional headquarters requires more time to subject the suspect’s… → Read More

Maraga tells Uhuru to appoint 41 judges proposed by JSC without delay

Chief Justice David Maraga has laid blame on President Uhuru Kenyatta for the delay in appointing of 41 new judges proposed by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) and continuous disobedience of court decrees on the part of government. Addressing journalists on Monday, the CJ expressed disappointment on having unsuccessfully attempted to bring the issue of the appointment of new judges to the… → Read More

Bloggers wary of illegal arrests during pandemic

The Bloggers Association of Kenya (Bake) wants the High Court decision on cybercrime law suspended in its bid to spare Kenyans from unlawful arrest, harassment and prosecution during Covid-19 pandemic. In March, the court dismissed the suit challenging the implementation of the computer misuse and cybercrimes law terming it as unwarranted. However, Bake in its appeal, now claims that Kenyans are… → Read More

Activists fight in court over whether children should return to school

Activists take State to court over schools reopening → Read More

Relief for lawyers in senior counsel title fight

Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Narc Kenya’s Martha Karua and 20 other lawyers have won the first round of their battle to join the coveted rank of senior counsel. The Law Society of Kenya on May 13 had revoked the recommendations of the Committee on Senior Counsels to confer the rank to 24 lawyers in a move that saw affected lawyers move to court. High Court judge Pauline Nyamweya Friday… → Read More

Kenya: Coronavirus Slows Wheels of Justice Countrywide

Chief Justice David Maraga has issued more directions to litigants amid the coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

Petitioner wants to stop county transfer

The petitioner says the move has denied Nairobi residents an opportunity to weigh in. → Read More

Kenya: Court Dismisses Bloggers' Cybercrime Law Case

High Court judge James Makau has dismissed a case filed by the Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) that challenged the constitutionality of the Computer Misuse and Cybercrime Act. → Read More