Human trafficking is a vice that afflicts East Africa. Our people are victimised everyday as they attempt to flee from poverty. It is one of those issues closely related to the historic shame of slavery; and it is unfortunate that in this age, in this 21st century, East Africans are mostly trafficked to the Arab… Continue reading EALA law against human trafficking
This is the second article in our series on devolved government in Kenya. To follow the serie, it is important to read the first article in the series. Structures of the County Government and their functions: A fortnight ago, we explained the definition and traced the historical advancement and the political undertones of the devolved… Continue reading Know your County Government
Aisha Buhari’s concern for the leadership in her country prompted her husband’s controversial response: “I do not know which party my wife belongs to, but she belongs to my kitchen, and my living room and the other room”. That some African leaders suppose her role on the continent as selective and therefore unnecessary in the… Continue reading Disenfranchising the ICC
Not so long ago, I met a touring American who said that their job is head hunting employees for both local and foreign employers based in Uganda. It didn’t mean much to me. “That is how they do it wherever they come from.” I thought, until I spent a weekend with the head of the… Continue reading Headhunting: improper, or otherwise?
Posters with the announcement “This Plot is not for Sale” are a common sight in Nairobi and its outskirts. A rather more interesting poster that announces/declares “THIS LAND BELONGS TO LANGATA PRIMARY SCHOOL” stands so tall just next to the road, near the sports field of Langata primary School. But what is the purpose of… Continue reading “This plot is not for sale”
Imagine a community of ‘forest dwellers’ in a world of fast trains, buses, boda boda, tuk tuk, jets, yachts, and sky scrapers all in a twitch of an eye. Or a city lad living under a shelter made of grass, sticks, mud and wattle and no door and forced to live with ‘forest dwellers’. Daunting,… Continue reading The Batwa: Marginalised and Discriminated
No one shall be subjected to medical or scientific experimentation without one’s consent. – Article 7 of the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Patient’s rights accrue to every person who goes to a medical facility for medical care. Medical care involves primary care, medical diagnosis, treatment, hospitalization, therapy, nursing care, and many other things.
October is World Cancer month. Wear your pink ribbon. Throughout this month, Corporate Social Responsibility activities are flooding Uganda. Cancer screenings and marathons and fundraising campaigns paint Kampala (notice the scope?). CandeIndex Statistics show that out of 31.6million Ugandans (2008 Census), 27,000 people are diagnosed with a form of cancer per year (excluding NMSC); 17%… Continue reading Palliative Care and Health Insurance Policy for Cancer Treatment
This is the sixth and final day in our #IStandWithHaiti series. To follow this article, it is important to read the preceding article. Point 9 Do your laws adequately address gender considerations and the special needs of particularly vulnerable categories of persons? Natural disasters affect different people differently. It may be because of the difference… Continue reading 10 point Checklist on the Law and DRR (6)
Today is heroes’ day! Kenya celebrates all those who contributed to the struggle for independence. The men and women who did everything within their means, the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for the independence of this great nation, we celebrate you today. And while, we celebrate today, no better words can be… Continue reading Happy Heroes Day!