On the 15th of July, Prof.Githu Muigai, S.C. Attorney General Emeritus of the Republic of Kenya launched his book ‘‘Power, Politics & Law: Dynamics of Institutional Change in Kenya, 1887- 2022’’ The book that was published by the Kabarak University Press, details his exposition on the Kenyan Constitutional journey from 1887 to 2022. With a foreword from Chief Justice Emeritus, Prof. Willy Mutunga, the book indicates the steps that the Kenyan judicial system has made towards its independence while also giving a comprehensive look at proposed constitutional amendments that have been made since 2010.
The Chief Justice Hon. Justice Martha Koome who was the Chief Guest at the event described the book as a captivating page-turner, she went further to give her thoughts on the book and its significance in the study of Constitutional law. The Chief Justice also congratulated Kabarak University management led by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Henry Kiplangat and the Kabarak University Press, for their efforts in publishing the book and setting standards in scholarly publishing in Kenya. The standards set by Kabarak University according to the chief Justice, are among the things that inspired her to look into not only studying Children’s Rights but also publishing with Kabarak University Press.
The event was attended by scholars and professionals in the legal field together with staff, students, and alumni of Kabarak University. The key takeaway from the launch was the need to take up ownership of our history as told by Prof.Githu Muigai and how it is important to look for ways to solve our problems as the Chief Justice reiterated in her speech. As Prof. Githu Muigai rightly put it ‘‘Our history must be written by us, otherwise, it will be written by other people, and they will write the wrong story’’
We are so proud of the Kabarak University law school team led by the Dean Prof. J. Osogo Ambani and the Kabarak University Press team led by the Editor in Chief Mr. Humphrey Sipalla for the tremendous job they did to ensure the success of the event. They continue to prove that Kabarak is indeed the center of academic excellence in Kenya.