4 Strathmore L. Rev. vii (2019)

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Editorial


     In his seminal Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe brought to the world's
attention the Igbo saying, 'if a child washes his hands he could sit with kings'.
Knowledge creation is like a regal space only few dare, or can even successfully
manage to venture into. This explains the scepticism that has always surrounded
law reviews. Critics have long wondered what good can come out of student
editors, or worse, student-authored research. The Strathmore Law Review has
for three consecutive volumes done much to demonstrate the contrary. The
Review has aided to fill the void evident in legal writing, and more crucially,
dedicated itself to creating a space for upcoming scholars to address issues facing
Africa. This singular pursuit remains, and is evident in each article in this volume,
each challenging, forward-looking yet alive to the present, and tailored for the
continent. It is with great pleasure that we bring you this volume which has the
theme: Legislatingfor Tomorrow's Africa.

     In Till Death Do Us Part: The Ailment A/ffecting the Widow's Life Interest
in Kenyan Intestate Succession, Khalil Badbess presents the inadequacies of the
Law of Succession Act in protecting a widow's right to inheritance. By comparing
the determination of life interest upon the remarriage of a widow against that
of a widower, the author argues that the legal position is discriminatory against
widows and that the courts ought to pronounce it as such.

     Abdulmalik Sugow in The Right to be Wrong: Examining the (Im)
possibilities ofRegulating Fake News while Preserving the Freedom ofExpression
in Kenya addresses fake news in the age of social media. He discusses the
dilemma in regulating the evolving and largely subjective notion. The author
examines the recently enacted Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Act of 2018
and embarks on an intellectual journey towards achieving a balance between the
freedom of expression and the need to regulate fabricated information. At the
journey's end, ways of achieving possible resolution of this legal dilemma are
provided.

     Enock Okwatch's The Problematic Jurisprudence on the Law ofDefilement
ofAdolescents in Kenya explores whether the sanctions imposed by the Sexual


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