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IKM Advocates

Will beneficial ownership rules curb tenders graft?

In many countries, public procurement has for a long time been considered one of the areas most prone to manipulation and fraud. Kenya is no exception and there have been allegations of public officials and their cronies creating and winning bids at inflated prices...

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IKM Advocates

Public accounting officers cannot be glorified clerks

In recent years, there have been a number of media reports about procurement malpractice and misuse of public funds by public officers entrusted with such duties.  The reports tend to elicit a lot of public indignation and debate has often centered around who s..

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TripleOKLaw

Probationary Contracts: Catch 22 of Probationary Contracts in Kenya - Part 1

There has been a whirlwind of jurisprudence on employment law relating to probationary contracts occasioned by a gamut of decisions of different courts of coordinate jurisdiction. This precarious situation unsettles the law, creates uncertainty, and in effect puts legal p..

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Bowmans

Kenya: The Land Control Bill, 2022

The Land Control, Bill, 2022 was published in the Kenya Gazette on 25th February 2022. The main objective of the Bill is to replace the Land Control Act (Cap 302), in order to align the existing law ..

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Commencement of Implementation of the Requirement for Recordation of Intellectual Property Rights with the Anti Counterfeit Authority in Kenya

Through a public notice published by the ACA on 26 April 2022, the ACA notified the general public of the commencement of the implementation of the mandatory requirements with effect from 1 July 2022.

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Oraro & Co.

Tax Highlights of the Finance Bill, 2022

The Finance Bill, 2022 went through the First Reading on 13 April 2022. We provide below a summary of the proposed amendments the Bill seeks to make to various Tax Laws.

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Bowmans

Kenya: The Employment (Amendment) Act, No. 15 of 2022

The Employment (Amendment) Act, No. 15 of 2022 was assented into law on 4 April 2022, by the President, H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta.

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Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

High Court affirms position of secured creditors in insolvency proceedings

The High Court, in its ruling in High Court Insolvency Petition E018 of 2020 in the matter of Tusker Mattresses Limited, held that a secured creditor is entitled to exercise its statutory power of sale without recourse to the court exercis..

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

The Whistleblower Protection Bill 2021: An attempt to cure the cycle of corruption in Kenya

Corruption in Kenya has been cited as one of the key factors negatively affecting the country’s socio-economic development. The Kenya Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission estimates that a third of the country’s annual budget is embezzled in corrupt deals with colossal am..

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