It is said that ‘justice delayed is justice denied’ and Kenyans know this very well since cases take too long in court. A court cases can be expensive considering that lawyers usually charge fees based on among other things, the number of appearances made in the court on behalf of their clients. The involved parties … Continue reading “Kenyan Courts Record 84 % Reduction in Case Backlog”
This is still a good idea if you still want to apply to the RoGGKenya Award (submission closing March 31st). Generate a story from this method and publish it: If the medium you work for allows you to not only report on events that happened the very same day (and it should allow you to … Continue reading “How to find newsworthy Court Rulings online”
Court judgements can be long text, even if the case they are about seems to be simple, at first sight. And journalists have little time to read. The deadline is approaching fast. So how to read a judgment efficiently to see what the story is – and where the juice of it is? Here is … Continue reading “How to read Court Judgments efficiently”
The killing of Rongo-University student Sharon Otieno has raised a lot of public interest. Beyond the public outcry for the perpetrators to be charged and punished, there are legal questions on the process of investigations and arrests. On November 16, Governor Obado of Migori was released again after repeyted police custody. And earlier, a key … Continue reading “When can a Person be held in Police Custody for over 24 Hours?”
The arrest and ongoing detainment of the eight Ambira Boys High School students is most probably illegal, a legal analysis made for RoGGKenya has found. In addition, the harsh reaction of the state agencies against the minor school boys is in sharp contrast with a leniency we can observe when famous politicians are involved. This … Continue reading “Detention of eight School Boys probably illegal”
The Supreme Court is the highest court in Kenya and is established under article 163 of the Constitution. It is composed of seven judges: the Chief Justice, the Deputy Chief Justice, and five other Judges. The court’s quorum is reached when at least 5 judges are present. All courts are bound by the decisions of … Continue reading “Supreme Court”
As a journalist you do not have to depend on other media’s news, on tips or on hearsay when you want to find court cases that are worth reporting on. Try the cause lists first. They are the schedule of cases to be heard by a court in the near future. By using the cause … Continue reading “Court Reporting: How to use the Cause List to identify Cases for Reporting”
People like to hear and read about conflict. It’s always about one person against another: husband against wife, president against opposition leader, tenant against landlord, revenue authority versus taxpayer, neighbour against neighbour, employee versus employer, gang A against gang B, police against suspect, etc. There are a myriad causes and characteristics of conflict, and many … Continue reading “Why Court Sessions make News”
The judiciary is the battlefield for conflicts about laws, which makes court cases an important topic for media. Our ever growing section on court reporting should help journalists, even newcomers, to set out into this field.
What next after the Kenyan Presidential Election? This Interview with election law Expert Steve Ogolla was conducted after the election day, but before the declaration of results by the Election Commission IEBC. RoGGKenya: Is it correct to postpone the election in Nyanza counties indefinitely, as of today, Saturday, Oct 28, 2017?
This is what Art. 172 of the Constitution says about the Judicial Service Commission (The composition is provided for in Art. 171) “Functions of the Judicial Service Commission. 172. (1) The Judicial Service Commission shall promote and facilitate the independence and accountability of the judiciary and the efficient, effective and transparent administration of justice and … Continue reading “Judicial Service Commission”