East African Center For Law & Justice


Adulterated Laws
Administrator - Thursday, 10 January 2013
With only 50 days to go before the general elections are conducted, the aspiring leaders are anxious to overthrow their opponents and as it seems, they are willing to part with anything, not to mention sound legislations that had been endorsed by Kenyans to regulate the political scene.It would not be wrong to deem most of our legislatures as perverts of the law as it has now becoming a popular trend among them to adulterate the law so as to suit their personal interest....a cost which Kenya has to pay.At the moment, application of Chapter 6 of the Constitution and parts of the Elections Act that provided for the academic qualification has been suspended.Accordingly, aspirants have swiftly evaded being vetted on the scales of integrity and accountability by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).The commission has now been stripped of its authority to demand for a university degree; which was the minimum qualification that had been expected from those seeking to...(69)
Your role in the Electoral Proces
Administrator - Tuesday, 04 December 2012
The sovereign power belongs to us, the people. You and I are to exercise this sovereignty either directly or indirectly through democratically elected representatives. Sovereignty means the exercise of power by the people and for the people. It is through elections that we, citizens, choose the kind of government and leaders we want.Elections offer citizens the opportunity to exercise their political right that is guaranteed in the Constitution. It is an opportunity for the people to choose good leaders so as to ensure that they do not suffer the consequences of bad leadership.To be able to effectively exercise our sovereign role, it is important for us to appreciate our political rights and responsibilities in the electoral process. As citizens we are required to understand the political rights and obligations provided in the Constitution and actively participate in various electoral activities such as registering as voters.Article 10 of the Constitution provides for national...(209)
Politics and Bad Marriages
Administrator - Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Politics and Bad Marriages: Why You Need To Vote Wisely. By Mwana FalsafaIf you have lived long enough, you most likely have seen it. A lovely couple, a beautiful wedding, a couple of years... a tragic divorce. What on earth went wrong... people wonder. Then the older and wiser ones in the group tell them. These people got married for all the wrong reasons. Perhaps the man was rich and the girl was beautiful. He was charming and she made the perfect trophy wife for him. Her beauty made her the perfect wife for him. He loved the attention she him from his friends, and he loved the attention she always gave him. She enjoyed the expensive gifts and the fancy restaurants. She also enjoyed the envious looks she got from her girlfriends when he came to pick her up in his expensive sports car. But after the wedding, reality soon hits their utopia. The same restless ambitious nature that got him his wealth begins to work against them. Suddenly he gets bored of her. The thrill of the chase...(241)
We Can Have A Bright Future
Mwana Falsafa - Friday, 19 October 2012
By Mwana FalsafaA recent report by Forbes magazine revealed that the richest man who ever lived, was an ancient African King. Mansa Musa I of Mali had a fortune of around $400 billion when adjusted for inflation. It is said that this 13th Century Emperor once passed by Cairo on his way to Mecca, and gave so much gold as a gift to the residents, that the price of the commodity fell, and the whole economy of the area was affected. Great empires are not a strange concept in Africa then. From the great Mali and Ghanaian West African Kingdoms to the Nubian and Ethiopian Kingdoms in the East, then down to the great Zimbabwean empire... Africa has always had a rich and powerful history. One of the oldest and greatest nations on earth was African. The Egyptian empire was extremely powerful to the extent that it heavily influenced world culture and thinking in its time. This was especially true of the Ancient Greeks, from where the West got a lot of its thought and traditions. But a casual...(452)
MPs antics a reminder to vote wisely.
Administrator - Wednesday, 10 October 2012
The President has declined to sign in the controversial Finance 2012 bill. He termed it as unconstitutional and unaffordable. What President Kibaki has done is laudable and he should be applauded. The Salaries and Remuneration Commission was established by the Constitution of Kenya in 2010 with a mandate to set and regularly review the remuneration and benefits of all State Officers and to advise both the national and county governments on the remuneration and benefits of all other public officers. Both the Salaries and Remuneration Commission and the Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution (CIC) had vowed to move to court to block the package in case the President assented to it.The MPs had on Thursday night added a last minute amendment to the bill which would have given each of them somewhere close to KES 10,000,000 as soon as parliament disbanded in January 2013. Placard waving protesters on Tuesday stood outside parliament shouting 'mwizi' to every MP they saw...(433)