Landlords usually exert unreasonable control over tenants with regards to payment of rent, increasing the rent, and evictions. The main reason is that the tenants do not know their rights. Ill also like to know something about tenant law .
First, for a tenant who’s on a long-term registered lease, the lease terms will operate. A lease provides the lessee security of tenure for the entire period until the lease period is expired. For instance, if you were paying rent on a monthly basis, the Landlord should give a one month’s termination notice. Upon the lapse of the termination notice, the Tenant becomes a trespasser. The Landlord can apply to the Environment and Land Court for an eviction order. The Court of Appeal in Gusii Mwalimu Investment Co. Ltd & 2 others vs. Mwalimu Hotel Kisii Ltd, Civil Appeal No. 160 of 1995 applied by the High Court in Teresia Irungu vs. Jackton Ocharo & 2 others  eKLR, held that: “It is trite law that unless the tenant consents or agrees to give up possession the landlord has to obtain an order of a competent court or a statutory tribunal (as appropriate) to obtain an order for possession.” 2. There are different types of eviction in Kenya: - a. Eviction of a Tenant at a residential unit; b. Eviction of a Tenant from business premises protected under Cap 301; and c. Eviction of unlawful/illegal settlers. By first knowing where you fall within these categories, then you’ll know how to defend your rights on the same.
The Constitution of Kenya is the supreme law of the Republic of Kenya. There have been three significant versions of the constitution, with the most recent redraft being enabled in 2010. The 2010 edition replaced the 1963 independence constitution. The constitution was presented to the Attorney General of Kenya on 7 April 2010, officially published on 6 May 2010, and was subjected to a referendum on 4 August 2010. The new Constitution was approved by 67% of Kenyan voters. The constitution was promulgated on 27 August 2010. You can also find more information here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitution_of_Kenya
Finally! The Parliament of Kenya passed a bill preventing employers from asking job applicants for various clearance certificates before offering them a job. "Young people should not be punished for looking for a job, let them earn money first to afford to pay for this documentation."
Hi, There is a new succession law that will become active 14 days after publication in the Kenya gazette. The Law on succession (Amendment). Please highlight what the amendments mean to ordinary citizens. Thanks.
The Law of Succession (Amendment) Act 2021 certain provisions of the Law of Succession Act, 1981 CAP 160 for starters Section 3 by introducing a new definition of the term âspouse.â It defines a spouse to mean a husband or a wife or wives recognized under the Marriage Act, 2014. The Marriage Act under section 6 recognizes 5 types of marriages which are Christian marriage, Civil marriage, Customary marriage, Islamic marriage and Hindu marriage. In these 5 types of marriages; Christian marriage, Civil marriage and Hindu marriage are monogamous in nature while Customary marriage and Islamic marriage are polygamous or potentially polygamous in nature.
Section 29 has also been substituted with a new Section 29 which seeks to define who a dependant is, the new amendment provides that Dependant means- 1.The spouse and children of the deceased whether or not maintained by the deceased immediately prior to his death; and 2.Such of the deceasedâs parents, step parents, grandparents, grandchildren, step-children, children whom the deceased had taken into his family as his own, brothers and sisters, as were being maintained by the deceased immediately prior to his death.
Did you know that Jamhuri is the Swahili word for "republic" and the holiday is meant to officially mark the date when Kenya became a republic on 12 December 1964, one year and six months after gaining internal self-rule on 1 June 1963 from the United Kingdom. Jamhuri Day (Republic Day) is a national holiday in Kenya, celebrated on 12 December each year. #KYRAfrica is a social justice platform seeking to provide 20 million Africans with access to user-friendly, affordable justice education & advice on their individual freedoms and rights by 2030. Donnant accès à une éducation&à des conseils juridiques conviviaux et abordables sur vos libertés et vos droits. Know Your Rights | Connaissez vos droits #LetsCreateAfr #JamuhuriDay
List of major African contacts. #CivilRightsIssues https://www.scribd.com/doc/95536824/List-of-African-Contacts
List of Kenyan polling stations with no 3G network coverage according to IEBC, 2017 #Elections https://www.scribd.com/document/355672958/Kenya-IEBC-Polling-Stations-Without-3G
2nd Kenya Mass Voters Registration Kits Distribution MVR II Kits Distribution Jan 15 2017 for the January 16th to February 16th mass registration of voters. https://www.scribd.com/document/336681854/2nd-Kenya-Mass-Voters-Registration-Kits-Distribution #Elections
LIST OF PHYSICAL LOCATIONS OF CONSTITUENCY OFFICES IN KENYA https://www.scribd.com/document/336684969/Physical-Locations-of-Constituency-Offices-in-Kenya-290-Constituencies #Elections
A friend of a friend says: The cardinal rule on the electoral process to be independent, free and fair is that one year to an election, changes to the electoral landscape must be avoided at all costs, whether constitutional, legislative or administrative. Changes, at such times, always result in the asymmetry of information amongst contestants and voters leading to the perception of manipulation and tilting of the electoral field, often to the benefit of government-favoured candidates. However, when such changes are inevitable (within 12 months of an election), then they must be done with full public participation as a minimum. And in such cases, it is mandatory that such changes must be done with full consensus amongst political contestants. Where such consensus does not exist, the changes must be abandoned. The flurry of changes to the electoral process is meant to create uncertainty, mistrust, asymmetry of information and loopholes for mischief. It is very sad that the country wishes to go through another contested electoral process. When will we ever learn? #Elections
We were going to ignore this nonsense but we owe it to millions of ordinary Kenyans who consider themselves "Wanjiku" to comment about this insidious attempt to Kikuyunize a tribeless platform by tribal Mt Kenya politicians led by Nyeri Town #MPig @ngunjiriwambugu . #UshenziKE
Can a business person refuse you entry to their premise without a face mask now? Also if I want to keep my mask on, can I be asked to remove it against my will?
On 11th March 2022, in Kenya, the legal requirement to wear a face covering ended along with the lifting of other Plan B measures, which were temporarily put in place at the end of November, with further measures introduced in December 2021 due to a raise in coronavirus cases driven by the Omicron variant. Although the statutory requirement to wear a face covering in Kenya has been lifted, the Government guidance on âWorking Safely during Coronavirusâ for Kenya and the guidance on face coverings for Kenya states that people should wear face coverings in crowded and enclosed settings where they come into contact with people they do not normally meet.
Even before the new open guidelines on face masks, you could/can still be excused from wearing a mask? There are 13 reasons when a person is not required to wear a face covering: 1. Infants and children under the age of 12 years; 2. A person who is affected by a relevant medical condition (e.g. breathing issues), a disability or a mental health issue (a medical certificate is generally required to be sighted if this is given); 3. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing and require the sight of a personâs mouth for communication; 4. When there may be a risk to OH&S guidelines in the workplace; 5. Persons whose professions require clear enunciation or visibility of their mouth (e.g. broadcasters); 6. Professional sportspeople when training of competing; 7. If you are on your own property and there are no staff or contractors present; 8. When you are doing exercise or physical activity and you are out of breath (excludes walking); 9. When directed to remove the covering to ascertain identity; 10. When travelling in a vehicle by yourself or other household members; 11. When consuming food, drink or medication; 12. When undergoing relevant dental or medical treatment; and 13. During emergencies.
Food for thought...
Kenya lifts mask mandate: https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/tea/news/east-africa/kenya-lifts-mask-mandate-in-public-places-3744496