The Kenyan Marriage Bill: Is Patriarchy the New Democracy?

May 30, 2014

Has the Kenyan Marriage Bill undone endeavors to protect the rights of women in a democracy? Kenya’s Marriage Bill 2014, signed into law by President Uhuru Kenyatta, legalizes the act of polygamy. The law gives men the right to enter multiple marriages, without having to consult their existing...

Justice for Kenya

February 03, 2014

A closer look at the ICC and the trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. Background Despite the fact that the International Criminal Court (ICC) may appear to be a recent phenomenon, in reality, the long story of its establishment stretches back to the late 19th century. In 1872, Gustav...

Kenya’s Withdrawal From the ICC: A Get Out of Jail Free Card?

January 09, 2014

A critical look on why Kenya should not withdraw from the ICC. December 29, 2007, marked the beginning of the darkest two months in Kenya’s 45 years of independence. In the preceding five years, the country had rid itself of President Daniel Moi’s dictatorial regime and, after 24 years of...

Kenyatta is Declared Kenya’s Controversial Presidential Election Winner

March 11, 2013

Kenya has gone to the polls, but the the new president's victory is contested and might affect relations with the US. Kenya's election commission on Saturday announced that last week the deeply ethnically divided nation had elected Uhuru Kenyatta to be the new president by a narrow margin....