3 BILLS WERE REJECTED!

President Uhuru Kenyatta REJECTED the Information Communication Technology Practitioners Bill (ICT), 2020Section of Kenyans called on Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru to advise President Kenyatta against signing theBill, adding that it would undermine players in the sector. The highly contentious Bill sought to have all localICT practitioners licensed and registered by a council.Also rejected is The...

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President Uhuru Kenyatta signs into law the Military Veterans Bill, 2022 (Military Veterans Act, 2022) on 15thJune 2022

In an era where the world is facing a global mental health crisis, a great number of the retired servicemen havebeen reported to have suffered physical and mental trauma (post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) etc.) linkedto the tough conditions they face in the course of duty attracting concerns over lack of a comprehensive legalframework catering for...

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President Uhuru Kenyatta signs into law the Military Veterans Bill, 2022 (Military Veterans Act, 2022) on 15th June 2022

In an era where the world is facing a global mental health crisis, a great number of the retired servicemen have been reported to have suffered physical and mental trauma (post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) etc.) linked to the tough conditions they face in the course of duty attracting concerns over lack of a comprehensive legal...

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Salient features of the amendments to the Employment (Amendment) Act 2022

The Employment (Amendment) Act 2022 was assented into law on April 4, 2022, by His Excellency the President of Kenya. The below changes came into effect on April 22, 2022. Employers will no longer require job applicants to produce Clearance and Compliance such as certificates of good conduct, Eacc Clearance, HELB Clearance etc., at the...

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President Kenyatta Announces 12% Minimum Wage Increase for Kenyan Workers

President Uhuru Kenyatta announced a minimum wage increase of 12 percent with effect from 1st May 2022, to cushion workers against further erosion of their purchasing power. Noting that for over three years there has been no review of the minimum wages while the cost of living has increased with inflation ranging between 5 to...

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A GUIDE TO ANNUAL LEAVE IN KENYA: Entitlement, Accrual, Carrying over and Forfeiture

This article seeks to shed light on Section 28 of the Employment act of Kenya (“the Employment Act”) which donates the statutory right to annual leave to Employees. In fact, in my former role as an in house counsel, I discovered that most employees are not aware they are entitled to take leave for at least two...

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DO YOU KNOW YOUR ROLE IN A CONSTRUCTION PROJECT?

We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us. (Winston Churchill) Introduction Kenya has witnessed untold horror of collapsing and sinking buildings in the last decade. This has resulted in the loss of lives and economic investments. Moreover, more buildings continue to be condemned by the National Construction Authority (“NCA”) as unfit for habitation.  Going by...

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DOES YOUR LAWYER TALK TO YOU? DO YOU UNDERSTAND?

Our Clients, most of them who are not lawyers already have a perception that lawyers use ‘big words’. I guess that is why law schools are insisting on the use of plain English, an area many lawyers are struggling with. Having worked both in a law firm and as in house counsel, I have had...

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