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Death Announcement

The Center for Advanced Studies in Environmental Law and Policy mourns its founder Prof. Charles Odidi Okidi. Until his demise, the late Professor was an outstanding Environmental Law scholar whose unwavering commitment to building capacity in this area led him to earn the title of “the father of environmental law”. He was an academic who greatly contributed to the global development of environmental law and dedicated his life to seeking to improve how the environment is governed.

On lockdown, Uhuru is right and wrong

The decision by President Uhuru Kenyatta to impose containment measures in the five counties of Nairobi, Machakos, Kiambu, Kajiado and Nakuru has been met with anger and indignation by several Kenyans citing its negative impacts on their lives and livelihoods.

A video of a religious leader castigating the President for the decision and accusing him and the political class of having disobeyed past measures leading to the current situation went viral.

Effect alternative justice beyond tokenism

A few days ago, the Judiciary launched an alternative justice policy to provide anchorage and mechanisms for mainstreaming and upholding alternative and traditional mechanisms practised by communities in resolving their disputes.

The policy underscores the fact that it is not seeking to create but recognise and provide space by which these practices can continue to be utilised to resolve disputes and their existence and outputs not just appreciated but respected by the formal justice system.

Start doing what the Constitution says

The tenth anniversary of Kenya’s Constitution was marked last Thursday. While there was no central activity despite the milestone, there were webinars, media talk shows and citizen activities across the country.

There are several views on what progress the country has had in the decade since the promulgation of the Constitution. Despite these varied opinions, the reality is that the work of perfecting the country’s union is a continued assignment. So, what next? -Dr. Collins Odote