JILL COTTRELL GHAI

Director, Katiba Institute

Are 'city askaris' unconstitutional?

Article 247 says only Parliament may create such a service, not a county law

Nnamdi Kanu: Extradition, deportation and rendition

Nnamdi Kanu alleges  Kenya sent him to Nigeria without following legal procedures on extradition

Why criminalising attempted suicide should be reconsidered

Historically, suicide itself was a crime in various western countries.

Ban on employers insisting on Certificates of Good Conduct not adequate answer

A serious policy discussion about dealing with past convictions, in employment is needed.

Constitution fixes our next election as next year, period!

Any idea that the President is entitled to a full five-year term and must be compensated is faulty.

Covid-19 and elections: How relevant is African Court case for Kenya?

Our Constitution leaves no space for any postponement of an election that is not specifically provided for in it.

Supreme Court finally gets to grips with socio-economic rights

Article 43 says everyone has the right to certain elements of what we might call a decent life

JILL GHAI: Is CJ Koome vs Parliament another crisis?

Busy public officers shouldn't spend too much of their time answering MP's questions.

Should full-time state officer have gainful employment?

A full-time State officer shall not participate in any other gainful employment.” (Article 77(1)

GHAI: Judiciary shouldn't be subservient to government

Rigid interpretations of Constitution by judges can definitely be obstacles to progress.

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