For in-house lawyers working across Africa the message is clear: you are at the forefront of a revolution.
Our guide to the issues likely to impact businesses and the key measures taken by African governments in response to COVID-19.
Kenyans have been in a state of panic since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. From a projects perspective, contractors have been a particularly worried lot, seeing as the pandemic has affected supply chains and their ability to meet their contractual obligations.
In the wake of the spread of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the real estate and loan markets in Kenya are bound to be affected. On 16 March 2020, H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, the President of Kenya revealed that three (and now 25) patients had tested positive for the virus culminating in presidential directives towards preventing its spread to the rest of the population
On 19 September 2022, the Employment and Labour Relations Court declared several sections of the National Social Security Fund Act Cap 45 of 2013 as unconstitutional, null and void in Petitions 38 of 2014 (consolidated with Petitions 34, 35, 49 and 50 of 2014) Kenya Tea Growers Association & Others versus The Honourable Attorney General, the National Social Security Fund Trustees & Others.
DLA Piper Africa has performed strongly at the African Legal Awards 2022, having been recognised by judges in 10 categories, including being awarded the coveted African Network/Alliance of the Year.
DLA Piper Africa has been recognised across a number of categories at the IFLR Africa Awards 2022, echoing our commitment to providing world-class service to our clients on significant local and multijurisdictional matters in their business pursuits on the continent.
Kenya’s Vision 2030 aims to transform Kenya into a newly industrialized, middle-income country that provides high-quality life to its citizens. To achieve this, the government of Kenya continues to make great strides in the development of ground-breaking infrastructural projects such as the Standard Gauge Railway, the Nairobi Expressway, Konza Techno City, among others.
Kenya enacted its first sectional properties law in 1987 but the law came into force in 1990. Its main purpose was to provide for the division of buildings into units to be owned by individual proprietors. Under this law, owners of apartments were to be issued with title deeds, as opposed to long-term leases. However, since the statute did not apply in exclusion of other statutes relating to land, most developers have been structuring their projects in such a way that buyers are issued with registered long-term leases as the documents of title, and this has become the norm over the years.