WE THE PEOPLE

BRUNO OTIATO: Lawyers, judges should not usurp people’s power

In Summary
  • Constitutions are, basically, stories of how societies/organisations ought to be managed. These stories are not narrated by lawyers but by different actors in society.
  • It’s at this point that lawyers become useful. Lawyers make laws out of all these stories.

Herman Manyora, a linguist and political commentator, last year said the law is just common sense and English. Law Society of Kenya president Nelson Havi agreed with him. The two were on Jeff ...

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