Kenya

Kenya is located in Africa; the largest and capital city is Nairobi.  Kenya is bordered by Tanzania, Uganda, Somalia, South Sudan, and Ethiopia. A majority of the country’s diverse regions including the East and West Tsavo National Park and  Aberdares National Park are protected by wildlife reserves.

Although it remained a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, Kenya gained independence in December 1963. The country has the largest economy in eastern and central Africa, as Nairobi serves as a major commercial hub in the region. Agriculture is the largest economic driver. Other industries including tea and coffee production, and tourism, also influence the country’s economy.

Kenya’s government and political structure follows a presidential representative democratic republic. The president serves as head of state and head of government, as well as the senate and national assembly.  The establishment of independent bodies like the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has helped curb corruption in the country and surrounding areas.

The Judiciary system in Kenya is governed by Superior courts including the Supreme court, appeals courts, an environmental and land court, and industrial courts. The Supreme Court is the highest court in the country, established under Article 163 of the Constitution.  Courts of appeal handle cases prescribed by Parliament, which are appeals from the High Court level.  This court consists of a president and twelve additional justices.  The high courts were established under Article 165 of the constitution of Kenya. In 2010, the Kenyan Parliament passed legislation to reform the Kenyan Judiciary, taking steps to remove justices who were unsuitable. 

The National Law Review covers news stories relating to Kenya, the African continent, and international affairs between the country and nations around the world. Corruption, money laundering, cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies, and immigration cases, are among the stories covered by the National Law Review. Visitors can read this, and other country-specific content online.

Date Title Organization
9
Jan
Kenya | Visa-free Policy for All International Travelers Berry Appleman & Leiden
4
Dec
Kenya | Immigration Service Fees to Increase Berry Appleman & Leiden
17
Nov
Sustainability Update: NGO and International Efforts to Regulate Plastic ArentFox Schiff LLP
28
Jul
Nota Bene Episode 136: Africa Q3 Check In: Diligent Competition Investigations and the Digitization of the Economy with Andreas Stargard [Podcast] Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
26
May
Supreme Court Update: Opati v. Republic of Sudan (No. 17-1268) Wiggin and Dana LLP
27
Aug
USCIS to Close All but Seven International Field Offices Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
26
Mar
The Technology Bank Covington & Burling LLP
9
Mar
Is Cryptocurrency a Viable Solution for the Unbanked in Africa? Covington & Burling LLP
25
Jan
Ten Key Issues to Watch in Africa in 2018 Covington & Burling LLP
19
Jan
What Next for Trump and Africa? Covington & Burling LLP
23
Aug
Central Bank of Kenya Issues Guidance Note on Cybersecurity Covington & Burling LLP
16
Nov
Australian and Kenyan Financial Regulators Sign Co-Operation Agreement K&L Gates
23
Oct
South Africa to cooperate on competition law with Russia and Kenya Covington & Burling LLP
3
Sep
SpaceX rocket explosion deals a blow to expanding internet connectivity in Sub Saharan Africa Covington & Burling LLP
1
Sep
Japan and Africa: Turning A New Page Covington & Burling LLP
3
Jun
African Development Bank Group Annual Meetings Energize Africa Covington & Burling LLP
28
Apr
Commercializing Africa’s Rapid Urbanization Covington & Burling LLP
9
Dec
Tanzania, Kenya and Nigeria Finally Stepping Up Anti-Corruption Efforts Covington & Burling LLP
20
Nov
Kenyan Government Disavows Controversial Local Ownership Requirement Covington & Burling LLP
23
Oct
Four Ways To Improve Existing U.S. Resources for Doing Business in Africa Covington & Burling LLP
13
Oct
EU Loan Market Association’s East Africa, Nigeria and Zambia Facility Agreement Update Greenberg Traurig, LLP
12
Oct
Kenya and Nigeria Bank on Citizens to Help Finance Ongoing Development Covington & Burling LLP
4
Sep
China Sneezes: Could Africans benefit from a devalued yuan? Covington & Burling LLP
14
Aug
Entrepreneurship and President Obama’s Africa Visit Greenberg Traurig, LLP
3
Aug
Francophone and Technophile: French-Speaking Africa’s Budding Tech Scenes Covington & Burling LLP
30
Jul
Obama in Kenya: A Report from the Field and a Recap of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit Covington & Burling LLP
20
Jul
Africa and the Global Entrepreneurship Summit: A Natural Fit Covington & Burling LLP
24
Jun
Africa’s Tripartite Agreement: Another Step Toward Integration? Covington & Burling LLP
12
Jun
The US-EAC Cooperation Agreement and Expanded Opportunities in Africa Greenberg Traurig, LLP
29
May
The Growing African Transportation Frontier: Lessons from an ABA Section of International Law Panel Greenberg Traurig, LLP
30
Mar
UK Company Director Jailed For Bribing Public Officials In Africa Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
10
Mar
India and Africa: Picking Up the Pace of Trade and Investment Covington & Burling LLP
6
Mar
Retail Distribution in Africa: Challenge and Opportunity Covington & Burling LLP
27
Feb
Alternative Data Is Making (Credit) History in Sub-Saharan Africa Covington & Burling LLP
13
Feb
Investment Protection in Africa Greenberg Traurig, LLP
3
Feb
Mobile Money Continues to Prove to be the Way Forward for Banking in Sub-Saharan Africa Covington & Burling LLP
3
Feb
Geothermal Power in East Africa Covington & Burling LLP
18
Dec
Are Chinese Companies Retooling in Africa? Covington & Burling LLP
11
Dec
Kenya and the ICC (International Criminal Court): Reconciling the Past Covington & Burling LLP
24
Nov
Kenya: Recent Changes Lead to Work Permit Delays and Denials Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20
Nov
Africa: Realizing the Potential to Become the Breadbasket of the World Greenberg Traurig, LLP
13
Nov
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Merger Assessment Guidelines Clarify Jurisdictional Test and Notification Requirements McDermott Will & Emery
2
Nov
November 3 Is the Deadline for Entry Into the 2016 Diversity Visa Lottery Program Greenberg Traurig, LLP
1
Nov
International Pipeline Projects – Key Considerations for East Africa Bracewell LLP
30
Oct
East Africa Oil and Gas Licensing Update – Q4 2014 Bracewell LLP
29
Oct
Lake Turkana Wind Power Project - Kenya Bracewell LLP
21
Oct
Ebola Spurs Global Cooperation to Prevent, Detect and Respond to Future Health Crises Covington & Burling LLP
17
Oct
Incubating Small Business Exports to Sub-Saharan Africa Through the U.S. Commercial Service Greenberg Traurig, LLP
6
Oct
Delays in Kenya Work Permit Applications Greenberg Traurig, LLP
3
Oct
Africa Legal News Update - October 3, 2014 Mintz
 

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