On 24th August, 2016, his Excellency the President Uhuru Kenyatta assented to the Banking (Amendment) Bill, 2015 to great public acclaim. The new law has introduced limits on interests that banks can charge on loans and deposits. This was not
The Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons who are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled was adopted on 27th June 2013. According to article 18 of the treaty, the treaty enters into force three months
On 28th April, 2016 the Cabinet Secretary for Lands and Physical Planning, Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi, dissolved all land control boards across the country, and revoked the appointment of all land control board members. The move was aimed at curbing widespread
The Attorney General declared that the whole of the Companies Act, 2015, is now fully operational as from 15th June, 2016 through Legal Notice Number 109 of 2016. This brought into effect the remaining parts of the Act which had
It must be recognized that counterfeiting is an underground industry that thrives on low expenditure and high profits; slowly eating away at the country’s economy. From endangering public health to having devastating effects on the country’s economy through loss of
26th April, 2016 marked the World Intellectual Property Day in recognition of the role that copyright, patents, trademarks & geographical indications, among other intellectual property rights, play in encouraging innovation and creativity. This year’s celebrations were centered on exploring culture
On 19th April 2016, the High Court of Kenya’s Constitutional and Human Rights Division declared section 29 of the Kenya Information and Communication Act (the Act) as unconstitutional. This decision was made by Lady Justice Mumbi Ngugi in Geoffrey Andare
The Insolvency Act, No 18 of 2015 (the “Act”), which became fully operational through Legal Notice No. 119/2016 published on 27th June 2016, repealed the Bankruptcy Act (Cap. 53).
Once the debts of a bankrupt individual or of the company
The Companies Act (the “Act”), 2015 became fully operational on 15th June, 2016 through the publication of Legal Notice Number 109 of 2016. One of the parts that is now operational and which introduces changes to the procedural requirements earlier
The Rwanda official gazette published on 20th April 2016 introduces some changes to intellectual property law and procedure.
First, the publication saw the promulgation of Law No. 005 of 2016 of 05/04/2016 Governing Seeds and Plant Varieties in Rwanda. This