The attack on Dusit Hotel Complex, 14, Riverside Drive has been condemned by the Law Society of Kenya and described as a crime against humanity in a statement by the President of the Law society of Kenya Allen Gichuhi
He has called on the Kenyan government to collaborate effectively with the global community in order for a more coordinated global approach to be used in dealing with terrorism.
Actors like the Kenyan Police, The Red Cross and other actors were also commended therein.
In a letter signed by Simon Peter M.Kinobe, the President of the Uganda Law Society, obtained by Courtroom Mail, the terror attack on Dusit hotel in Nairobi has been described as cowardly.
He sent his condolences to the bereaved families and communities reiterating that the association shall remain committed to use its collective sovereignity through the East africa Law Society (EALS) to secure justice for the grieving families.
He further urged the kenyan government to conduct an expedited investigation on the case.
Nigeria’s Anthony Atata and South Africa’s Pieter Steyn will serve as the Co-Chairs of the African Regional forum of the International Bar Association in the next two years according to the information updated on the IBA website this week.
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Courtroom Mail has obtained the dissenting Judgement in the case of ICC against the Former president of Ivory Coast Laurent Gbagbo .(the full Judgement is not ready)
Three Judges sat on the case and by a majority,Gbagbo was acquitted.
Judge Olga Herrera-Carbuccia who put down her own dissenting judgement in writing in the oral decision taken today gave reasons why she dissented.
Continue reading Meet JUDGE OLGA HERRERA-CARBUCCIA who dissented on Gbagbo’s case-See her reasons
Theresa May has sustained the heaviest parliamentary defeat
of any British prime minister in the democratic era after MPs rejected her
Brexit deal by a resounding majority of 230.
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Extremists launched a deadly attack on a luxury hotel in
Kenya’s capital Tuesday, sending people fleeing in panic as explosions and
heavy gunfire reverberated through the complex. A witness said he saw five
bodies at the entrance alone.
Continue reading Gunfire, blast at upscale complex in Kenya’s capital
The Chief Prosecutor of the international Criminal Court Fatou Bensouda has released a statement following the acquittal of the Former President of Ivory Coast,Laurent Gbagbo by the International Criminal Court and pointed out that theProsecutor has a right of appeal.
She stated also that the former President will not be released until the prosecutors make a submission beforw the court tomorrow.
Her statement obtained by Courtroom Mail states as follows:
Continue reading Just in- Why Gbagbo will not be released until TOMORROW-Fatou Bensouda
15 January 2019
WHAT DID TRIAL DECIDE?
Today, 15 January 2019, Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”) by majority, Judge Herrera Carbuccia
dissenting, decided that there is no need for the defence to submit further evidence and acquitted Mr Laurent Gbagbo and Mr Charles
Blé Goudé from all charges of crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Côte d’Ivoire in 2010 and 2011.
Continue reading ICC v. Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé-Questions and Answers about the trial
The Law Society of Kenya wants Chief Justice David Maraga compelled to create special courts that will sit during the weekends and public holidays.
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Former Super Eagles’ captain, Nwankwo Kanu is currently a sad man. Yesterday in Victoria Island, Lagos, the former Arsenal of England striker almost broke down in tears following the realisation that some people are bent on taking over his hotel.
The hotel, Hardley Apartment, is subject of a court case over an alleged unrepaid bank loan.A disillusioned Kanu told journalists that the case between him and Assets Management Company (AMCON) has been on since 2015 at the Federal High Court Ikoyi, Lagos, adding he did not understand why AMCON would start renovating his property when the court has not decided the case.
He disclosed that most of his valued property, including his medals and Olympic torch, has been looted, lamenting, “it is quit unfortunate that a legendary star, who gave his best to the country would be treated like this.
“This hotel serves many purposes. I have been using the money I get here to fund my heart foundation and also create jobs for people. Over 500 children are on the line for surgery and 200 are on the waiting list.
“Since the hotel has not been functioning, I find it difficult to get funds to assist these children. I have to go the extra mile to beg for funds. This is not fair. The government always tells former footballers not to invest overseas after retirement. They tell us to come back home and invest. I came back to invest and see what I am facing.“Is this a good experience for other upcoming footballers? Everybody knows I made my money from football. I deserve to be treated well in my country.
“I am Kanu Nwankwo not a foreigner. Right now I need my medals because they are what I will show my children that I served the country with all my heart when they grow up.” Kanu said the case was last heard in 2018 and then adjourned to January 31, 2019, adding that he was surprised to see that some people have taken possession of the hotel.
“They broke into my hotel without permission from the court. This is injustice to me for a country I gave my best,” he lamented.The Atlanta 1996 gold medallist called on the appropriate authority to wade into the matter, saying he thought the best thing to do was to wait for the court’s verdict based on the law of the land. All efforts to get AMCON’s view on the matter proved abortive as officials seen at the hotel premises said they were not permitted to talk to the media.
Source: The Guardian.