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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

The legality of Oppo Kenya Ltd’s employment policy

According to the article, employees who reported to work 15 minutes late from the start of the workday or left the workplace 15 minutes earlier than the end of the workday, were fined KES 200 for each o..

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Reprieve for non-deposit-taking microfinance businesses as the high court temporarily exempts them from the Central Bank of Kenya (Digital Credit Providers) Regulations

On 7 December 2021, the President signed into law the Central Bank of Kenya (Amendment) Act of 2021 (Act) that grants the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) powers to regulate digital credit providers.

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Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

High Court finds that Value Added Tax Regulations, 2017 are valid and have the force of law

The High Court on 31 January 2022 delivered judgment in Income Tax Appeal No E84 of 2020: Commissioner of Domestic Taxes v. W. E. C. Lines (K) Limited, dismissing the Kenya Revenue Authority’s appeal and also invalidating the Value Added Tax Reg..

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ALN

Data Protection Registration Law Comes into Force on 14 July 2022

From 14 July 2022, the provisions of the Data Protection (Registration of Data Controllers and Data Processors) Regulations, 2021 (the Regulations) will come into force and the process of registration with the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (the ODPC) wi..

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Oraro & Co.

Open Sesame: Reflections on the Data Protection (General) Regulations, 2021

The substantive statute that governs data protection in Kenya is the Data Protection Act, 2019 (the DPA) that came into force on 8th November 2019. Pursuant to the DPA, the Cabinet Secretary for matters relating..

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Abuse of buyer power: Kenyan Competition Authority recovers over KES 38 million from insurance companies

Over the last few months, the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) has ramped up its enforcement activities with respect to incidences of abuse of power (ABP).

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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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