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ARREST IN KENYA

23-01-2018 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

No statistical data or scientific analysis is needed to prove that most Kenyans fear being arrested. Indeed the precious nature of freedom is so priceless that any attempt to restrict it jolts any...

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WHAT IS CHILD ABUSE AND WHAT CAN YOU DO TO PREVENT IT?

23-01-2018 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

What is Child Abuse? Child abuse consists of anything which individuals, institutions or processes do or fail to do which directly harms children or damages their prospects of safe and healthy ...

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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: THE RIGHT TO HEALTH, EDUCATION, ECONOMIC & SOCIAL RIGHTS

22-01-2018 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

Did you know it is your right to live a quality life and to earn a reasonable living? You can demand these rights form the Governments (County and National) of the day! Article 43 of the Constitut...

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WHAT IS SUMMARY DISMISSAL AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

19-01-2018 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

WHAT IS SUMMARY DISMISSAL? Summary dismissal is termination of employment without notice, or with less notice than is given in the statute or the contract of employment.” Justice Rika...

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WHAT ARE CHILD RIGHTS?

18-01-2018 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

The Constitution of Kenya (Article 260) defines a Child as an individual who has not attained the age of eighteen years. Child rights are entitlements that all children have by virtue of the f...

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FEATURED QUERY: DO I HAVE TO PAY TAX FOR TRANSFER OF PROPERTY?

18-01-2018 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

Dear LawQuery Do I have to pay tax for the transfer of property? How much is it? Regards, Reader. ------------------------------------------------ Dear Reader, Stamp duty (...

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COUNTY GOVERNMENT: CAN A GOVERNOR APPOINT A NEW DEPUTY GOVERNOR?

16-01-2018 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

On 12/1/2018 the news and social media was buzzing with news of resignation of Deputy Governor of Nairobi County, Polycarp Igathe. It was a shocker as it is quite rare for government officials esp...

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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE

15-01-2018 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

What is Sexual Harassment? The Committee of Experts of the ILO (International Labour Organization) listed examples of sexual harassment in their 1988 General Survey to include: insults, remarks, in...

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HAVE YOU INHERITED A PIECE OF LAND OR FINANCIAL ASSET? WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO NEXT TO GET THE PROPERTY IN YOUR NAME?

12-01-2018 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

The cycle of life is you are Born, you Live you Die! While alive many people acquire property and assets. Unfortunately upon death, you leave all you assets ideally to your loved ones....

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FEATURED QUERY: CAN I FILE FOR A DIVORCE OUTSIDE KENYA IF THE MARRIAGE WAS CELEBRATED IN KENYA?

12-01-2018 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

Hallo LawQuery I am Kenyan by birth but currently residing in Europe. In 2012 I got married to my Kenyan girlfriend here in Kenya. After the marriage, my girlfriend (now wife) got a resident visa w...

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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS WHEN YOU GET ARRESTED OR CHARGED?

10-01-2018 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

Article 49 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, outlines the Rights of the Accused which are as follows; When you are arrested the arresting officer MUST inform you promptly in a language that...

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AN OVERVIEW OF THE LAND (EXTENSION AND RENEWAL OF LEASES) RULES 2017

14-12-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

By Eva Mola The Land (Extension and Renewal of Leases) Rules were published on 1st December, 2017. The purpose of the Rules is to offer guidance on the procedure for renewal of Leases under the...

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WHAT IS A CBEF AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

14-12-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

By Eva Mola CBEF stands for County Budget and Economic Forum. It is created by Section 137 of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA). It is a forum required to be established by the County Go...

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WHAT NATIONAL VALUES DO KENYANS HOLD?

12-12-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

At the time of preparing the Constitution of Kenya 2010 it was found important to include the National Values that are binding on Kenyans. This was an aspiration of how Kenyans wanted the co...

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#16DAYSOFACTIVISM: WORLD AIDS DAY

05-12-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

By Eva Mola Every year on 1st December since 1988, the World Commemorates the International World Aids Day. On this day, government agencies and different organizations organize a variety of activi...

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#16DAYSOFACTIVISM: LAWQUERY AT YOUTH ZONE

05-12-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

By Eva Mola The CPGH Youth Resource Center/ Youth Zone invited LawQuery to facilitate a meeting between the Parents and Teens of the Center and invited guests. The set up was made to accomm...

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WHY IS THE PRESIDENT IMPORTANT?

04-12-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

By LawQuery We congratulate His Excellency Uhuru Mungai Kenyatta on his inauguration for his second term as the President of the Republic of Kenya. Our system of governance as set out in...

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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: RIGHTS TO PRIVACY (AR.31)

04-12-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

Can Police enter your home? Can your phone call be recorded? Can your picture be posted? Can your personal details be published? Can your emails and sms be published? The above are ...

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WORLD AIDS DAY: WHY THIS DAY? DOES THE LAW ADDRESS HIV AND AIDS?

02-12-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

World Aids Day is the first ever global health day. It commenced in 1988 because of the high number of lives that were being lost due to HIV/AIDS. It was a threat to human existence. It is a day f...

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HOW CAN CITIZEN ENGAGE WITH THE COUNTY ASSEMBLY: MAKING A PETITION

29-11-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

by Janet Katisya, Advocate The Constitution in Article 174, 184, 118, 196 provides for the participation of citizens in governance. Click here to readour blog about thePeoples Assembly for more...

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#16DAYSOFACTIVISM: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

29-11-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

WHAT IS 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM” ABOUT? The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence uses the 16 days between International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (2...

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PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY: WHAT IS THIS? WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR KENYANS.

27-11-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

By Janet Katisya, Advocate Article 1 of the Constitution of Kenya states; All sovereign power belongs to the people of Kenya and shall be exercised only accordance with this Const...

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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: RIGHT TO ASSEMBLY, DEMONSTRATION, PICKETING AND PETITION (AR. 37)

27-11-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

Article 37 of the Constitution of Kenya states; Every person has a right, peaceably and unarmed to assemble, to demonstrate, to picket and to present petitions to public authorities. The...

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16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM AGAINST GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

25-11-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

By Eva Mola, Advocate You may have heard of the 16 days of Activism, perhaps not. Heres what it is about in brief. From 25th November to 10th December of every year, the international c...

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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: RIGHT TO LIFE (AR. 26 CONSTITUTION OF KENYA)

22-11-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

RIGHT TO LIFE (ARTICLE 26 Constitution of Kenya) It is an inalienable right for you to be ALIVE! What does inalienable mean? It means that this right belongs to you by virtue of your bein...

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THE SUPREME COURT DECIDES, AGAIN: A LOOK AT THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION PETITION

20-11-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

By Eva Mola, Advocate The Supreme Court of Kenya on 20th November 2017 delivered its decision on the Election Petitions challenging the election of H. E. Uhuru M. Kenyatta as the President of the R...

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SECURING YOUR CREATIVITY: A SEMINAR FOR ARTISTS ON THE PROTECTION OF THEIR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

20-11-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

By Eva Mola, Advocate It was raining heavily by Mombasa standards. I mustered all my will to get myself to the Island CBD. Jukwaa Arts Productions had invited LawQuery to talk at a half day worksho...

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WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY?

09-11-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

By Eva Mola, Advocate On 9th November 2017 I attended the EAC Sensitization Seminar for Lawyers, which was held at English Point Hotel in Mombasa. The purpose of the seminar was to enlighte...

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ELECTORAL CRISIS MEDIATION

23-10-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

By James Mangerere, Advocate I have decided to write this article at a moment when people have divergent views on the prevailing political situation in Kenya. As mediators we ought to be co...

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PLEA BARGAINING AGREEMENTS WITHIN THE KENYA CRIMINAL LAW JUSTICE SYSTEM

23-10-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

By Janet Katisya, Advocate On 4th October, 2017 as part of my Legal Aid Service with the Law Society of Kenya I was part of the training by the USA Embassy Justice Department at Shanzu Law Cour...

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REPORT CRIMES, SAVE LIVES, BUILD A BETTER KENYA TODAY

05-10-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

By Eva Mola You may witness today a crime or injustice. What should you do about it? Many times we tell ourselves that it is after all, none of our business if it is not committed against us. H...

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NEED TO INCLUDE MWANANCHI IN THE FIGHT TO SAFEGUARD RULE OF LAW AND DEMOCRACY

03-10-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

By Janet Katisya Rule of Law is integral for a democratic and civilized nation to operate and prosper. Kenya has over 800 laws and currently over 20 Bills pending to be passed on the National lev...

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LAWS GOVERNING MARINE CONSERVATION IN KENYA

29-09-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

By Randall Mabwa Laws governing marine conservation in Kenya are applicable to: sustainable use of resources in site while protecting: Threatened species; marine habitats su...

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COMMUNITY LAND ACQUISITION AND STAKEHOLDERS' MANAGEMENT IN LIGHT OF THE COMMUNITY LAND ACT NO. 27 OF 2016

27-09-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

By: Ibrahim Kitoo Introduction Kenyans recently got a window into the States level of frustration when President Uhuru Kenyattas deputy chief of staff Mr. Waita Nzioka warned...

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PARLIAMENTARY AND COUNTY ELECTION PETITIONS: STATUS, ANALYSIS AND COMPARISON WITH 2013

06-09-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

The General Elections held on 8th August 2017 had 6 elective positions being contested. The results of the election can be accessed through the IEBC website as follows Presidential Election R...

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A LOOK AT THE SUPREME COURT'S DETERMINATION OF THE PRESIDENTIAL PETITION

03-09-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

The Supreme Court of Kenya today delivered its judgment in the Kenyan Presidential Election Petition No. 1 of 2017. The Petition was filed by Raila Amolo Odinga, the Presidential Candidate and his...

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HAVE YOU REGISTERED YOUR CUSTOMARY MARRIAGE?

29-08-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

Insurance companies may soon refuse to acknowledge "Affidavit Marriages". These are come-we-stay marriages where the partners swear an oath that they are partners and would wish to be recogn...

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WHAT DOES THE BAN ON PLASTIC IN KENYA MEAN?

23-08-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

The Kenya Government through gazette Notice No.2334 of 28th February, 2017 banned the USE, MANUFACTURE AND IMPORTATION of all PLASTIC BAGS used for commercial and household packaging. This does not in...

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INAUGURATION OF COAST REGION GOVERNORS

21-08-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

The Coast Region Governors are set to take/ took their oath of office on the dates scheduled below. We wish them well as they embark upon their duty to serve their respective counties over the next fi...

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WHY YOU NEED TO KNOW ADOPTION IS GOOD AND HOW TO ADOPT A CHILD IN KENYA

15-08-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

BY ADVOCATE CHRISTINE KIPSANG Introduction Having offspring is one of the great pleasures in anyones life. You may have achieved many things as a lot of wealth, good health and tremendous succe...

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PARTY/ CANDIDATE AGENTS TRAINING OF THEIR ROLES IN JUNDA, MSHOMORONI, MOMBASA COUNTY

14-08-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

LawQuery partnered with a few candidates in Mshomoroni in order to illuminate on the roles of the Party Agents/ Candidates and what exactly is expected of them. This was to cover a niche where Law...

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THE OUTREACH ON THE PEACE CAMPAIGN

14-08-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

LawQuery carried out an outreach campaign around the several areas in Mombasa County among which it included Nyali-Karama, Mwembe Tayari, Bamburi, Shanzu and Tudor and lastly Mshomoroni. This basic...

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COURT ANNEXED MEDIATION: DAWN OF A NEW ERA IN THE KENYAN JUDICIAL SYSTEM

14-08-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

By: Joy Kubai Namachi Mediation is a concept of dispute resolution that is as old as human civilization. However it is until recent times that the model has been recognized and formally adopted in ...

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ELECTIONS KENYA 2017: COUNTING AND TALLYING OF THE VOTES

11-08-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

After all the ballots are cast, the Polling Station is declared by the Presiding Officer as a Counting Station and set up as a Counting Station.After all the ballots are cast, the Polling Station is d...

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ELECTIONS KENYA 2017: HOW IS TALLYING OF VOTES DONE

11-08-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

Tallying means accurate representation of the votes at the Tallying Center. Tallying is done at the TALLYING CENTRE CONSTITUENCY TALLYING CENTER COUNTY TALLYING CENTRE NATIONAL TALLYING ...

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PROTECT YOUR VOTE: REPORT ELECTION OFFENCES

07-08-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

Wondering where to report election offences? Be your brothers keeper. Report election offences, crimes such as bribery, corruption, election malpractice. Protect the integrity of our election and...

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AFTER THE ELECTIONS, THEN WHAT? WHY YOU SHOULD GET INVOLVED - CITIZEN PARTICIPATION

06-08-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

Citizen Participation is the process by which citizen or mwananchi take an active role in the governance of their county/ country. It is the process whereby citizen take part directly or indirectl...

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LIST OF CANDIDATES FOR VARIOUS ELECTIVE POSTS - GAZETTE

03-08-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

Check out the list of candidates for various elective posts in #ElectionsKe2017. Download Kenya Gazette Notice No: 84 LAWQUERY LIMITED www.lawquery.co.ke [email protected]

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POLLING STATIONS AND TALLYING CENTRES 2017

03-08-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

List of Polling Stations and Tallying Centres 2017 Download the list of Polling Stations and Tallying Centres 2017 LAWQUERY LIMITED www.lawquery.co.ke [email protected] LAWQUERY #...

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ELECTIONS KENYA : 2017 - IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE TO VOTE ?

03-08-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

Where you need assistance voting if you have visual impairment, elderly and sick; Come with person to assist who has NOT assisted anyone else to vote Assistant should have their ID Assist...

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ELECTIONS KENYA : 2017 - HOW DO YOU VOTE ?

03-08-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

After you as a Voter are verified as a valid Voter (check out our blog Now it is time to vote. Collect Ballot Papers A Polling clerk will provide you with a Ballot Paper. The Ballot Paper...

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ELECTIONS KENYA 2017: - WHAT IS A REJECTED VOTE, DISPUTED VOTE, RECOUNTING OF VOTES, SPOILT VOTE ?

03-08-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

A Presiding Officer may reject any Ballot Paper which is; Not an official Ballot Paper (different, irregular / Serial No.) Not official IEBC Ballot Papers (size, colour, paper, markings, Seria...

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ELECTIONS KENYA 2017: ELECTION AGENTS - WHAT HAPPENS IMMEDIATELY AFTER ALL VOTES ARE CAST?

03-08-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

The Presiding Officer declares the Polling Station CLOSED at 5 p.m. Whoever is in the Polling Station will cast their vote. After ALL VOTES ARE CAST Presiding Officer will ; SEAL THE B...

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THE KILIFI YOUTH SUMMIT - 22ND-JULY-2017

02-08-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

The Kilifi Youth Summit took place on July 22, 2017 in Titanic Hotel, Kilifi. It was aimed at making the youths understand how to handle life situations as young people and in conjunction with LawQuer...

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ELECTIONS KENYA 2017: COMPULSORY IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR VOTING AND HOW TO QUEUE FOR VOTING

02-08-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

On 8th August, 2017 every registered voter is encouraged to go to the Polling Station between 6 a.m to 5 pm to cast their votes. You need to be at Polling Station by 5 p.m To know your Polling ...

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THE TRIBES SUMMIT - WANGARI MATHAI INSTITUTE IN NAIROBI

07-07-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

The Tribes Summit took place at Wangari Mathai Institute in Nairobi which is inside the University of Nairobi Upper Kabete Campus. The event was organized by the CEO of the Tribes Summit named James G...

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JIACTIVATE YOUTH PEACE FORUM HELD ON THE 3RD JUNE 2017 AT THE MIKINDANI CHIEF’S CAMP

28-06-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

Teach the youth to speak the truth, show them what peace can do” Rakim (William Michael Griffin (born January 28, 1968), better known by his stage name Rakim, is an American rapper. O...

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VOTING: HOW TO VOTE?

28-06-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

Power of Your Vote Kenya is a very a youthful country. The median age is estimated at 19 years, and about 80 percent of Kenyas population is below 35 years. To a very large extent, Kenyas youth-def...

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ELECTION OFFENCES

28-06-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

The most prevalent election crimes and offences as analyzed according to the broad IEBC classification included: undue influence, bribery, offences relating to elections, use of force or violence, off...

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WHY VOTE?

22-06-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

RIGHT TO VOTE Article 38 Right to Be a registered voter Participate in a free and fair election POWER OF THE VOTE a. Sovereign Power Sovereign Power belongs to the people of Keny...

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NATIONAL ELECTIONS CONFERENCE ,12TH -14TH JUNE 2017

13-06-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

This is the first conference by IEBC that includes a variety of stakeholders and players (28 sectors) in the election process 2017. This was one of the recommended reforms by the Diplomatic Society to...

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A CONVERSATION ABOUT THE ENERGY (SOLAR WATER) HEATING REGULATIONS 2012

30-05-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

By Carolyne Katisya - Njoroge, Advocate If you are the owner of a restaurant, hotel, laundry, health centre, educational institution, residence or business premises consuming more than 100 ...

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RETIREMENT BENEFITS AUTHORITY SEMINAR FOR LAWYERS HELD AT THE SENTRIM CASTLE ROYAL HOTEL, MOMBASA ON 12TH MAY 2017

13-05-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

By Eva Odongo A lot of us prefer not to think too far into the future, into our old age. So we spend our active lives living like there is no tomorrow, YOLO right, wrong! Whats as certain as death ...

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LAWQUERY VISIT TO SHIMO LA TEWA BORSTAL INSTITUTION ON THE 9TH MAY 2017

13-05-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

By Shiphrah Mkamburi To be in your childrens memory tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today.” - Anonymous. Lawquery visited the Shimo La Tewa Borstal Insitution on 9th May 20...

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LAWQUERY VOTER EDUCATION 2017

11-05-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

Have you ever gone through something (legal or illegal), depending on the circumstances, and you thought to yourself, If only I had all the legal knowledge in the world, oh what I would do!!!&rdqu...

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JOIN THE LAWQUERY HASHTAG CAMPAIGN FOR QUALITY LEADERSHIP AND PEACEFUL ELECTIONS IN KENYA

10-05-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

As Kenya prepares for the General Elections 2017, we all have a responsibility. Make a pledge to play your role in ensuring that the Elections are free, fair and peaceful. You can do this by performin...

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GOOD GOVERNANCE AND INDEPENDENCE OF PENSION SCHEMES KEY TO ADDRESS RETIREES PLIGHT

02-05-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

By: Ibrahim Kitoo Introduction The last one decade has witnessed reported cases whereby sponsors of pension schemes have NOT been able to meet their statutory obligations to submit pension deduc...

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WORKSHOP HELD AT SAROVA WHITESANDS ON 27/04/2017 ON POLITICAL PARTIES DISPUTE TRIBUNAL

27-04-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

By LawQuery The workshop was organized by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in conjunction with the Law Society of Kenya and with the Mombasa Law Society playing host. A UNDP representati...

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WHAT IS A WILL? WHY WRITE A WILL AND WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HAVING A WILL?

18-04-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

By Wangeci Chege Advocate Everyone should have a Will in order to ensure that their property is distributed the way they want when they die. A Will is a legal document in which a person ...

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KENYA ELECTIONS 2017: UNDERSTANDING THE WORKINGS OF THE POLITICAL PARTIES DISPUTES TRIBUNAL (PPDT)

18-04-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

#VoteQualityLeaders i. What is the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal? The Political Parties Disputes Tribunal (PPDT) is an independent quasi-judicial body with the mandate of resolving dispute...

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ELECTIONS (GENERAL) REGULATIONS ON PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS

03-04-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

On 17th March 2017, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) published the Gazette Notice No. Vol. CXX 35, No.2692 on the Election Regulations for the 2017 Presidential Elections. ...

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REPORT ON LEGAL AID SERVICE WEEK IN MOMBASA COUNTY 13TH TO 18TH MARCH 2017

31-03-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

By LawQuery One of the Global Sustainable Development Goals is to provide Access to Justice for all. The law is the equalizer of the society as it applies to and/or protects everyone. Access to Jus...

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PROCEDURE FOR FILING A DIVORCE PETITION

27-03-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

The procedure for filling a divorce petition comprises the following: 1. Petition The Petition is the main document that outlines the grounds under which a party is petitioning the court fo...

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REPORT ON MCA SURVEY

22-03-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

We took a sample of 557 people who filled out the survey. The main values of M.C.A required are; Ensure fair distribution of resources and wealth Accountability and transparency Consultation...

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JUMA LA MSAADA WA HUDUMA ZA KISHERIA

14-03-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

Je, Inahusu Nini? Hili ni jukwaa wazi linalotoa msaada wa huduma za kisheria bila malipo na kumpelekea mwananchi mashinani huduma ya serikali katika kila kata sita za serikali ya Mombasa kaunti. ...

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LEGAL AID SERVICE WEEK IN MOMBASA COUNTY 13TH TO 18TH MARCH 2017

11-03-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

One of the Global Sustainable Development Goals is to provide Access to Justice for all. LawQuery Limited (www.lawquery.co.ke) is a legal research and training consultancy company that has organized a...

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WHY INCOME FROM ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES OUGHT TO BE BROUGHT WITHIN THE TAX BUCKET

28-02-2017 |  By: Ibrahim Kitoo |  0 Comments

By: Ibrahim Kitoo, Advocate The National Treasury has for the 2016/2017 fiscal year set an ambitious revenue collection target for the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA). This calls for enhanced tax...

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WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU HAVE BEEN ARRESTED

28-02-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

Enquire from arresting officer of the reason of your arrest (Article 49 1(a) (i) of the Constitution of Kenya). Comply with the arresting officer so that unnecessary force wont be used on you. ...

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THE NEW PUBLIC PROCUREMENT LAW: A SHOT IN THE ARM FOR SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF PUBLIC PROJECTS

21-02-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

By: Ibrahim Kitoo Introduction Kenya is notorious for public projects being false-starts, cost overruns on their budgets and delayed timelines. Public projects have almost being synonymous to an...

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COURT ANNEXED MEDIATION COMES TO MOMBASA

20-02-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

he Court Annexed Mediation Pilot Project is coming to Mombasa. The project team is currently at the Mombasa Law Courts offering information and advise about the Pilot. This offers an opportunity for p...

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IEBC MASS VOTER REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE AT SELECT HUDUMA CENTERS

18-01-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

Great News! You can now complete your Voter Registration at selectHuduma Centers! Visit your nearest Huduma Center and find out whether the Voter Registration is offered there, get registere...

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LAWQUERY LAUNCHES SURVEY ON THE QUALITIES OF A GOOD LEADER

18-01-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

What are the qualities of a good leader? What qualities did you find undesirable from previous leaders? LawQuery has designed a Survey to identify the qualities of a good leader as set out ...

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CAN YOU BE A CANDIDATE FOR ELECTION WITHOUT A POLITICAL PARTY?

11-01-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

By Janet Katisya Any Kenyan in exercise of political rights under Article 24 of the Constitution may stand for an elective post. A candidate is required to have some mandatory moral, et...

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IEBC LOOKING TO RECRUIT WARD BASED VOTER EDUCATORS - DEADLINE 6TH JANUARY 2017

05-01-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

Do YOU have what it takes to be a WARD BASED VOTER EDUCATOR? IEBC is recruiting!! Hand Deliver your application to your IEBC Constituency Office by 6th January 2017. Get the full advert from ...

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CAN PUBLIC OFFICERS OFFER THEMSELVES FOR ELECTIONS?

05-01-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

By Janet Katisya LawQuery Limited Every citizen has political rights guaranteed under Article 38 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 (paraphrased) which provides that; Every citizen is free...

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EVICTIONS FROM PRIVATE PROPERTY

03-01-2017 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

By LawQuery Limited Private land is defined as any land registered land held by any person under and freehold or leasehold tenure. When the private property is occupied (partially or wholly) by ...

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27TH DECEMBER 2016 DECLARED PUBLIC HOLIDAY

23-12-2016 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

TheCabinet Secretary for Interior and Co-ordination of National Government, Joseph Nkaissery, has today declared 27th December 2016 to be a public holiday. The Public Holidays Act declarest...

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KEY DATES AND TIMELINES FOR THE 2017 GENERAL ELECTIONS

06-12-2016 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

As we approach the 2017 General Elections, here are some key dates to keep in mind: ...

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DISQUALIFICATION OF AN ELECTION CANDIDATE

02-12-2016 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

Why A Candidate for Elections may be Disqualified Election season is here with us. Various people are putting themselves forward as candidates for President (1), Governor(47), Member of Parliam...

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DAY 6: THE INTERNATIONAL 16-DAYS OF ACTIVISM TO FIGHT GENDER BASED VIOLENCE, 2016 - THE KENYAN SITUATION

30-11-2016 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

By JACQUELINE WAIHENYA ADVOCATE (Continued from Day 5) There is an increased and visible opposition to Domestic Violence by progressive Kenyans and both mainstream and social media has come str...

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DAY 5: THE INTERNATIONAL 16-DAYS OF ACTIVISM TO FIGHT GENDER BASED VIOLENCE, 2016

29-11-2016 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

By JACQUELINE WAIHENYA ADVOCATE Friday 25th November 2016 was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and this kicked off the 16 Days of Activism to fight Gender Ba...

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EVERY 30 MINUTES, A WOMAN OR CHILD IS RAPED

25-11-2016 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

Sexual assault is a scourge in this society. Every 30 minutes, a woman or child is raped. Despite clear punitive measures in law, prosecution and conviction rates are alarmingly low. Dr Kizzie Shako i...

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CONTACT YOUR COUNTY

18-11-2016 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

Visit your county offices at the following addreses: COUNTY PHYSICAL OFFICE ADDRESS TELEPHONE NUMBER WEBSITE EMAIL ADDRESS ...

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DO YOU KNOW WHERE THE NEAREST HUDUMA CENTER IS LOCATED?

17-11-2016 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

Learn more about what services you can receive at Huduma Centers from our Legal Help Section. COUNTY CENTER LOCATION KISII Huduma Center Post Office,Kisii-Mi...

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DOES THE MAGISTRATE'S COURT HAVE JURISDICTION TO HEAR LAND AND ENVIRONMENT COURT MATTERS?

15-11-2016 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

Under Section 9, the Magistrates Court has jurisdiction conferred upon it by section 26 of the Environment and Land Court Act and subject to the pecuniary limits, to hear and determine claims relating...

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WHO IS A "CHILD IN NEED OF PROTECTION AND CARE"?

14-11-2016 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

Under Section 119 of the Childrens Act, a child in need of care and protection is a child; who has no parent or guardian, or has been abandoned by his parent or guardian, or is destitute; or w...

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OFFENCES UNDER THE KNEC ACT

08-11-2016 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

OFFENCES UNDER KNEC ACT Kenya National Examination Council is the Body mandated to conduct national examinations like KCSE and KCPE in Kenya. There are offences that are provided for under the K...

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WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE BEEN RAPED OR SEXUALLY ASSAULTED

08-11-2016 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

HELP! I HAVE BEEN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE BEEN RAPED OR SEXUALLY ASSAULTED As soon as you can, go to a safe place where the attacker cannot reach you. Call the Police ON 999/ 1...

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OWNERSHIP OF LAND BY FOREIGNERS IN KENYA

03-11-2016 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

Prior to August 2010, ownership of freehold land, save for agricultural land, was allowed for citizens and non-citizens alike. In 2010 the Constitution of Kenya 2010 in Article 65 (1) provided that...

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WHAT THE COURTS CONSIDER IN AWARDING CUSTODY OF YOUNG CHILDREN

01-11-2016 |  By: Administrator |  0 Comments

The Case of N M M vs J O W (2016) eKLR The High Court in this case was asked on appeal to find that the Trial Magistrate was wrong to have granted custody of a girl child of 6 years to the father. ...

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