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Couples can now divorce at any time, court lifts three years limit

Couples married through civil process are now free to divorce any time. Initially, the law provided that couples in civil unions could only file for divorce after three years. However, Justice Reuben Nyakundi yesterday declared section 66 (1) of the Marriage Act that barred such couples from divorcing within the three years unconstitutional. According to […]

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Why new copyright law offends right to fair trial

The Copyright (Amendment) law which the National Assembly passed on Thursday, September 12 and signed by the President could end up doing the exact same thing, giving a huge blow to content creators. As the law currently is, everyone and anyone who creates content is at risk. Read more here

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Top Benefits of Registering your Business as a Company

Many people are operating different types of businesses. It could be your primary business or your secondary business or “side hustle”. While you can continue operating your business without registration as a company, there are certain benefits that accrue to those entrepreneurs who make the smart choice to register their business as companies. Here are […]

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High Court rejects equal sharing of matrimonial property

Marriage gold diggers have suffered a major setback after the High Court ruled that a provision in the Matrimonial Property Act that requires family property to be shared according to each spouse’s contribution is constitutional. Justice John Mativo made the decision in a petition that women lawyers had filed seeking to declare the provision a […]

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Monkey Can’t Sue for Copyright

In a recent decision, Judges for the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals have held that Naruto, the monkey “lacked statutory standing because the Copyright Act does not expressly authorize animals to file copyright infringement suits”. Naruto had grabbed British nature photographer David Slater’s camera during a 2011 trip to Indonesia, posed and took a […]

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Six Skills for Best Managers

Some highly productive people go on to be very successful managers and why others don’t. While the best leaders are highly productive people, the most highly productive people don’t always gravitate toward leading others. Managers need to be aware that the skills that make individual contributors effective and highly productive are not the only skills […]

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BAT raises bar in top bosses pay reporting

British American Tobacco (BAT) Kenya has raised the bar in executive pay reporting with publication of a detailed account of what it paid its directors last year and the performance parameters against which their pay is measured, making it the first publicly traded company to do so. The cigarette manufacturer appears to have borrowed the […]

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E-filing to commence in May

Kenyan litigants will soon start filing their cases in court digitally in an operational shift that is expected to improve the efficiency of the judicial system, enhance accountability and prevent revenue leakage. Piloting of e-filing platform is underway at the commercial division of the High Court at Milimani and it is expected to be ready […]

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Elumelu’s advice to entrepreneurs

Think big, but beyond that, act on the ideas and think long-term. The journey would not be smooth but perseverance is key – Mr. Tony Elumelu who is a billionaire and United Bank of Africa (UBA) chairman. The key message during the session was that Africans should embrace technology and be faithful in transforming the […]

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BBK in Trademark Dispute

Barclays Bank of Kenya (BBK) is embroiled in a Trademark dispute with ABSA Kenya Limited which is seeking to permanently restrain Barclays from adopting Absa as a trade name following recent changes in the bank’s ownership at the continental level. ABSA Kenya, which was incorporated in 2005, says it reserved the name with the Registrar […]

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