Catherine Mputhia

NEW LAND LAWS PROTECT VULNERABLE SPOUSES IN THE EVENT OF MATRIMONIAL PROPERTY

The New Land law particularly the Land Registration Act contains very protective provisions for spouses when it comes to matrimonial property. Prior to the enactment of the New Constitution, dealings in matrimonial property were governed mainly by family law doctrines and case law. Well the good news is that the New Land Act contains specific …

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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS AS A SHAREHOLDER

Under general principles of corporate governance, shareholders have certain rights that the board of directors must observe. In many companies, the board of directors and the shareholders are the same persons and therefore the chances of a conflict arising between the two parties is minimized. However in some other companies, the shareholders and the directors …

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SEPARATING BUSINESS FROM FAMILY-MATRIMONIAL BUSINESSES

Many SMEs in Kenya are family owned meaning that either the whole or a majority of the shareholding in the organization belongs to a family. Many people start a family business so as to preserve the technical knowhow within one family and also to preserve wealth in one family. Families with businesses in which technical …

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ROLE OF THE RESIDENT ASSOCIATIONS IN LAND USE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Resident associations are groups that are formed by residents of an area for purposes of communing together and protecting interests of the area within which they reside. Their role as over the years evolved into that of a watchdog. Though some resident associations are very vibrant others have ignored their functions. As a property owner …

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THE RIGHT OF INFORMATION VIS A VIS THE CONSTITUTION

The Constitution provides for freedoms that were previously not contained in the old constitution. One of the many new additional rights is that every citizen has a right to receive information held by the state and that the state will publish any important information affecting the nation.   This right was previously not accessible under …

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