Publications

Uber Wars: Transport or Software Company?

The services rendered by Uber have been subject to debate with the main concern being, whether it is a transport or a technological company. The determination of this question will have an impact on the amount of taxes that are to be paid by the prestigious and relatively popular company.

Changing the use of land in Kenya

If you intend to buy agricultural land and convert it to commercial use or vice versa, you will be forced to seek approval from the County Government, which is now vested with the authority to ensure that land owned by county residents is used for the purposes it has been intended for by the Director of Physical Planning.

Voter Bribery: The Treatment of this Pervasive Electoral Offence in Kenya

The legislature has enacted laws that elaborate on offences which if committed by persons vying for elective office adversely affect the consideration of elections as free and fair. Of particular interest to this article is the offences of voter bribery which is a common election offence in Kenya.

Tips for a first time buyer of land in Kenya

Land being a precious commodity, has attracted people with genuine dealings as well as some crooked elements out to con rookie land buyers of their hard earned cash. The following tips should be helpful to a first time land buyer in Kenya.

Overview of pertinent amendments to Land Law statutes made in September 2016

There is now greater clarity regarding the types of land transactions that require spousal consents when transacting in property owned by married persons. The amendment has also resulted in clarity regarding the procedure by which expiring leases relating to land held under leasehold tenure granted by the government can be renewed.

Public Private Partnerships

Lately Public Private Partnerships appear to be the way to go for Counties and other government entities seeking to finance capital intensive infrastructure and development projects. Certain legislative considerations should be borne in mind by government entities seeking to embrace Public Private Partnerships.

How to Challenge the Powers of Appointing Authorities in Kenya

Appointing authorities have to ensure that there is public participation and transparency in the appointment of officers to public office. The appointee should also pass the test of leadership and integrity as listed in Article 73 of the Constitution.

Defamation Law in Kenya and Posts Made on Social Media and Online Applications

Most social media users have shown a tendency of being reckless in their posts, maybe due to the illusion of anonymity which the Internet creates.

Brand Protection in Kenya as Relates to Trademarks

A trademark is usually used to identify the goods or services of a business or entity from others in the market place. A trademark owner can sue another person for infringement.

Termination of Contracts of Employment in Kenya

There are numerous legally recognized reasons that an employer may have for terminating an employee’s contract of employment. The law provides for procedures to be adhered to in each circumstance.

Highlights of the statutory provisions under the Companies Act, 2015

The coming into effect of the provisions of the Companies Act, 2015 on the 15th of June 2016 will have significant impact on the conduct of accounting and audit work relating to companies.

Joint Ventures

A joint venture (JV) is an undertaking by two or more persons who contribute assets and services to carry on a single business enterprise, which is formed as a separate legal entity, jointly owned and managed by the ventures.

Aspects of the Kenyan Employment Law Regime Pertinent to Employers

This Presentation summaries important aspects of the new Labour Law regime in Kenya

Guide to Registration of Securities in Kenya

This Guide provides a brief description of the procedure for the registration of common Instruments creating Securities in Kenya.