24 killed, 18 injured after bus plunges into ravine in Tunisia

24 killed, 18 injured after bus plunges into ravine in Tunisia

By AFPMore by this Author At least 24 Tunisians were killed and 18 more injured when a bus plunged into a ravine on Sunday, in one of the country’s worst road accidents. The bus had set off from Tunis to the picturesque northern mountain town of Ain Draham, a popular autumn destination for Tunisians near […]

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‘Sagana summits’ should not be happening in 21st-century Kenya

‘Sagana summits’ should not be happening in 21st-century Kenya

By KALTUM GUYOMore by this Author The gathering of leaders from Mt Kenya region at Sagana State Lodge recently might not have been the first but, I hope, for the sake of national unity, it will be the last. There is nothing more ethnocentric than the President of the Republic being seen as kowtowing to […]

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Alternative justice systems can temper State monopoly on law

Alternative justice systems can temper State monopoly on law

By STEVE AKOTHMore by this Author The Task Force on Alternative Justice Systems is mandated to examine the legal, policy and institutional framework for the furtherance of the endeavour by the Judiciary to exercise its constitutional mandate under Article 159(2)(c). It should also further the Judiciary’s plans to develop a policy to promote Alternative Justice […]

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Leave no one behind for 2022 zero FGM plan

Leave no one behind for 2022 zero FGM plan

By JANE MURUTUMore by this Author Female circumcision was high on the agenda at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD+25) held in Nairobi on November 12-14. Besides, Sustainable Development Goal 5 has one of its targets as the elimination of all harmful practices like the female ‘cut’. In a statement to the Elders […]

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Universities must tap new revenue streams

By EDITORIALMore by this Author The decision by the University of Nairobi to scrap the agency that runs its parallel degree programmes points to a sea change in the fortunes of higher institutions of learning. Ever since the then-Cabinet Secretary, Dr Fred Matiang’i, now in charge of Interior, overhauled the Kenya National Examinations Council in […]

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Kilifi leads in Kenya's incidence of rape, says report

Kilifi leads in Kenya’s incidence of rape, says report

By KAMAU MAICHUHIEMore by this Author Kilifi County has the highest rape prevalence in the country, according to a report released by the National Crime Research Centre. The report on gender-based violence (GBV) in Kenya, released by the centre in 2014, put the prevalence of rape in Kilifi at 97.9 per cent. Samburu recorded the […]

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There is an urgent need to make prison services more professional

By LETTERMore by this Author Just a few years ago, Kenyan prisons were synonymous with wanton brutality and manifest mistreatment of both convicted and unconvicted offenders. If your kin was incarcerated, it was enough if they came out alive. A prison sentence, no matter the length of incarceration, was deemed a death sentence. However, that […]

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