Is it percent, per cent or per centum?

Summary For those in UK and commonwealth jurisdictions, while drafting legislation, it is suggested that you use per cent (in its two-word form). For those in the US, the word percent is the one that accords to best usage. This article explains why.   While reading the Political Parties (Amendment)

Bill Digest: The National Health Insurance Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2021

About the Bill The National Health Insurance Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2021 (National Assembly Bill No. 21 of 2021) is a National Assembly Bill that is currently before the Senate.  It is sponsored by the Leader of Majority Party of the National Assembly. The Bill was published on 11th May, 2021

Error in the Law? No Problem, Rectification is the Solution.

In the publishing world, we usually come across “errata” and “corrigendum”, but mostly it “errata”. This will be a document by the publisher that will seek to correct errors on work that would have been printed or published. It will look something like this: In law, mistakes do happen. And

Bill Digest: The Sacco Societies (Amendment) Bill, 2021

About the Bill The Sacco Societies (Amendment) Bill, 2021 (National Assembly Bills No. 55 of 2021) is a Bill sponsored by the Leader of Majority Party. The Bill seeks to amend the Sacco Societies Act (No. 14 of 2008) by providing for the usage of ICT in collecting and receiving

The “Concurrence Case” (or the “Bills Concerning County Governments” Case)

On 29th October 2020, the High Court, in a Judgement delivered by Jairus Ngaah, Anthony Ndung’u Kimani and Teresia Mumbua Matheka, JJ, declared 23 Acts of Parliament unconstitutional for being passed by the National Assembly without Senate’s participation. The brief facts of the Senate of the Republic of Kenya &

Legislative Responses to COVID-19: Parliament of Ghana

  In response to COVID-19, the Parliament of Ghana enacted the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) National Trust Fund Act, 2020 on Thursday, April 2, 2020. It was assented to by  President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on April 3, 2020. According to the sponsor of the legislation: The object of the Bill

Mswada wa Kudhibiti Michango

Kuna Mswada katika Bunge la Taifa utakaodhibiti suala hili la michango au harambee. Jina la Mswada ni Public Fundraising Appeals Bill. Kuna vifungu kadhaa ambavyo nitavitaja upesi upesi: 1. Ikiwa utataka kuendesha harambee ambayo inahusisha umma, basi utafaa kupata leseni au kibali kutoka kwa Mamlaka ya Polisi katika Kaunti (County

An Overview of the Punguza Mizigo Bill Seeking to Amend the Constitution

Photo credit: Wilberforce Okwiri/Standard Introduction This blog post is on Kenya’s ongoing attempt to amend the Constitution through the popular initiative. This post is structured in two parts: the first part, dealing with the procedure laid out in the Constitution; and the second part, providing an overview of the Punguza

Legislative drafting contrast between Louisiana and Kenya

LOUISIANA LEGISLATURE/NRA-ILA I have been in New Orleans, Louisiana, this past week in a two-week course on legislative drafting organized by the Public Law Centre of the  Tulane Law School. This first week has been exciting. We have had brilliant presentations on the US and Parliamentary  Systems, Legislative and Administrative Drafting,