Introduction

According to the KRA website, Stamp Duty is a tax levied on legal instruments such as cheque receipts, military commissions, marriage licences, property, and land transactions. As with many things in our country, it is regulated by laws we inherited from the British.

Stamp Duty was first introduced in…


Recently, the Constitution Amendment Bill was submitted by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to the 47 county assemblies in accordance with Article 257 of the Kenyan Constitution. The county assemblies are meant to consider the Bill within three months from the date it is submitted by the Commission. Upon…


David K Maraga, Jan 11th 2021

Bwana David Kenani Maraga left the office of the Chief Justice on 11th January 2021 after four years and three months in charge of the Judiciary. His Deputy, Hon. Philomena Mwilu, was then sworn in as the acting Chief Justice. This would make her Kenya’s first female Chief Justice although…


King Charles I

In 1649, King Charles I was tried for high treason in the name of the people of England but the question soon became, how could a king actually be tried for treason? Treason in itself was an offence against the king and so could the king be tried for an…


The Campaign

Recently in Kenya, a telecommunication giant started a campaign dubbed ‘SMS ziende chain chain’, of which a local celebrity felt aggrieved, and that they had infringed on his proprietary rights. The said celebrity has a song by the title “Chain Chain’ in which he popularized the phrase “Mali safi iende…


Image and Personality rights are becoming increasingly important in today’s commercial world. For many years, IP and Image rights lawyers have urged personalities with valuable image rights to protect their image by using conventional IP rights such as trademarks and copyrights, often bundled with licensing and enforcement programs that control…


In the Godfather, a novel by Mario Puzo and one of my all time faves, whenever Don Corleone- ‘the Godfather’ of the title- intended to make an impossible deal, and the people close to him expressed their incredulity, he would always simply reply “I’ll make him an offer he can’t…


Corporate governance is the system of rules, practices and processes by which companies are directed and controlled. The OECD Principles of Corporate Governance define corporate governance as the internal means by which corporations are operated and controlled. …


An Image

In today’s sport and entertainment industry, part of the return on investment input, is the ability of a personality to use their image and sell merchandise. Thus, image rights, and broadly still; IP rights, are very important. …

Hamisi Rigga

Loya. Certified Secretary (K). I’m not sure what else is supposed to go here but I enjoy writing.

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