Kenya Law Reports
Kenya Law Reports is a public body established under the National Council for Law Reporting Act (Act No. 11 of 1994). The mandate of the Council is to publish the Kenya Law Reports which contain the judicial opinions of the superior courts of record and which are the official law reports of the Republic of Kenya; to revise, consolidate and publish the official Laws of Kenya; to issue such other related publications and to undertake such other functions as may be conferred by law.
The National Council for Law Reporting publishes ‘Kenya Law Reports’, which contain judgments, rulings and opinions of the superior courts of record.
It also publishes other publications which, in the opinion of the council, are related to or connected with the preparation and publication of the Kenya Law Reports. The Chief Justice chairs the council.
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Other members are a Court of Appeal judge, a High Court judge, the Attorney-General, a representative of the Government Printer, two representatives of the Law Society of Kenya and the Editor of the Kenya Law Reports.
Kenya Law Reports – Organizational Profile
Legal Name: The National Council for Law Reporting
Brand Name: Kenya Law
Organization type: A semi-autonomous state corporation
Parent Institution: The Judiciary
Parent Act: The National Council for Law Reporting Act
- Leadership & Governance – A Council of non-executive members chaired by The Chief Justice/President of the Supreme Court.
- Management – A Secretariat managed by a Chief Executive/Editor.
Status: The official publisher of the Kenya Law Reports and the Laws of Kenya.
Principal Office/Secretariat: ACK Garden Annex, 5th Floor,1st Ngong Avenue, Ngong Road.
Kenya Law Reports – Mandate & functions
Source of Mandate:
- Law Reporting – The National Council for Law Reporting Act
- Law Revision – Legal Notice No. 29 of 2009
- To monitor and report on the development of Kenya’s jurisprudence through the publication of the Kenya Law Reports;
- To revise, consolidate and publish the Laws of Kenya; and
- To undertake such other related publications and perform such other functions as may be conferred by law.
To Provide Universal Access to Kenya’s Public Legal Information by Monitoring and Reporting on the Development of Jurisprudence for the Promotion of the Rule of Law
Accessible Public Legal Information towards an Enlightened Society
Where Legal Information is Public Knowledge
Kenya Law Reports – Policy Statements
Access to information
“As a member of the Free Access to Law Movement, at Kenya Law we believe that:
· Public legal information is part of the common heritage of humanity and maximizing access to this information promotes Justice and the Rule of Law;
· Public legal information is common property and should be accessible to all;
· As an organization that has the public mandate to publish public legal information, we should not impose unfair restrictions on the use and re-use of that information by other persons.”
Creating Shared Value
Being aware of our obligation in the advancement of society, we will care for the wellbeing of one another and of the environment and we will align our processes, services and products with the attainment of positive social outcomes.
Creativity and Innovation
A creative and innovative application of progressive ideas in developing new legal knowledge and improving organizational efficiency
Applying the highest professional standards in our processes, products and services, we will set the benchmarks for and share the best practices in law reporting, law revision and organizational excellence in Kenya and beyond.