High Court

Girl power in action at court

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As one of four daughters myself, I always enjoy a story where sisters stand up together against injustice aimed at any (or all) of them. This is just such a matter, involving the estate of Daniel Kamau who died in 2001. He left six sons and six daughters – but no will.

After their father’s death, some of the sons went to court and in June 2003, won an order that the estate should be distributed among the six sons.

Judge, no soccer fan, recuses himself from murder trial involving fanatics of the game

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Month after month, alarming stories and judgments emerge from African jurisdictions about what appear to be inappropriate – sometimes seriously inappropriate – decisions on recusal. Too often it seems clear, on the papers and to outsiders, that judges do not recuse themselves when they should; other times that they recuse themselves without proper reason.  

The last few weeks have been no exception, with several judgments that should set off alarm bells, including one from Eswatini.

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