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Accelerating Kenya’s Digital Economy

Kenya stands at a pivotal crossroads in the digital era, and the World Bank has offered a crucial recommendation to propel us forward. The call is clear: we must reconsider the legislation mandating companies to store sensitive personal data within our borders. This, the World Bank asserts, is a barrier hindering the full potential of...

Illuminating Paths to Justice through Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Illuminating Paths to Justice through Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) In the intricate dance of legal proceedings, Olinga Advocates emerges as a beacon of legal prowess, offering a comprehensive suite of services that spans the entire spectrum of litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). Our seasoned lawyers, driven by a commitment to excellence, continue...

Kenyan Immigration and Citizen Services Revise Service Charges 2023

Kenyan Immigration and Citizen Services Revise Service Charges 2023   In a recent development, the Kenyan government has announced adjustments to charges and levies for various services provided by the State Department for Immigration and Citizen Services. These revisions, set to take effect in 2023, will impact Kenyan citizens, government institutions, and private organizations. The...

Kenya is ripe for investment

The volume of venture capital and private equity investment in Kenya in recent years, despite the global macroeconomic climate challenging many countries, underlines its status as a “very favourable” investment destination long-term, says leading lawyer Sylvia Kithinji. “There are many things going for Kenya, including our relatively stable political environment, infrastructure capacity, our people and...

No prescription on human rights violations

Supreme Court has given hope to victims of past human rights violations by declaring that there is no time limitation for filing claims for compensation. The Supreme court judges declared that since Kenya’s history is littered with incidents of gross human rights violations and atrocities, both during the colonial and post-independence era, it would be...

Landmark ruling on matrimonial rights in Kenya

The Kenyan Supreme Court has declared that matrimonial property should not be shared equally between the man and the woman after separation. In their landmark decision, a five-judge bench ruled that the properties should be divided according to each partner’s contribution during the subsistence of their marriage, and that each partner must prove their contribution...