Katiba Institute Director and Professor of law, Prof Yash Pal Ghai was on Friday 10th June 2016 admitted to the Kenyan Bar as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. The ceremony was conducted in the Chief Justice’s Chambers in the presence of other senior counsels including Pheroze Nowrjee, Paul Muite among others.
Katiba Institute on 10th June 2016 together with Sandra Ochola Launched a book titled “Teens Guide To The Constitution of Kenya” at State House Girls Nairobi. The book is written for the easy understanding of teenagers. It gives the background to the constitutional struggle, highlights and discusses the Chapters of the constitution and invites the Teens to engage in critical thinking about the constitution. The Launch was attended by The Hon Lady Justice Martha Koome of the Court of Appeal, Hon Raphael Tuju, Her Excellency Mrs. koleka Anita Mqulwana-South African High Commissioner, Yash Pal Ghai, Jill Cotrell Ghai and the author Sandra Ochola.
Katiba Institute together with the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, Independent Medico-Legal Unit, Mid Rift Human Rights Network with support from the Danish Institute Against Torture launched a booklet titled “101 things you wanted to know about the police but were too afraid to ask’. The booklet gives systematic and wholesome information to the reader about the Police and the rights, duties and responsibilities of bot the Police and Members of the Public. The booklet will be used in civic engagements and also in training of the Police. The Launch was done at the Jacaranda Hotel in Nairobi on 17th of May 2016.
The Katiba Institute in co-operation with the Commission on Administrative Justice (CAJ), Public Service Commission (PSC) and the Kenya School of Government (KSG) and the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law in London, will hold a workshop on 21 and 22 March 2016 on Article 47 of the Constitution and judicial review in Kenya. The workshop will be held at the Kenya School of Government.
Katiba Institute has presented a petition at the Kisumu High Court, together with Transorm Empowerment For Action Initiative (TEAM) as petitioners, challenging the constitutionality of the recall laws passed by Parliament.
Katiba Institute is an interested party in a petition by the Law Society of Kenya challenging the constitutionality of the amendments to the JSC Act with relation to the appointment of the Chief Justice and Deputy Chief Justice. Judgment date for the case has been set for April 28th 2016.
Katiba Institute (KI) and Transform Empowerment for Action Initiative (TEAM), Media Breakfast meeting on the Recall Law Petition at the Imperial hotel Kisumu 15th March 2016