On November 15th, 2021, the National Assembly received a Copyright Amendment Bill 2021, from Hon. Gladys Wanga, Women Rep Homa Bay. This Bill should annoy any creative entrepreneur especially rights holders in the music and entertainment industry. These include musicians, songwriters, music producers, film producers,... Read More
Books seized by KECOBO on the 22nd of March 2017.
It is no secret that the book publishing industry in Kenya has suffered huge losses to the cartels that pirate their books. Recently, the Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO) seized over 10,000 books... Read More
Once upon a time, I had a conversation with a Kenyan fashion designer. I was rather curious as to whether he has ever sought legal counsel for his business. His reply was rather puzzling. “Clothes are just clothes” he said. “Who needs a lawyer in... Read More
If I had started my new column Fashion Law 3 years ago, you would have all been wondering whether I am making my own areas of law up. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, dudes and duddettes. Fashion Law is a thing. An area of law that... Read More
I had a very interesting afternoon today. I attended the side event being hosted by HEVA Fund in partnership with UNCTAD14, HIVOS, UNDP, USAID and FORUM SYD. Having been an active lawyer in the Kenyan creative economy for close to 6 years now, I am... Read More
Promoting sustainable creative entrepreneurship
Craft Afrika is set to host the annual Afrika Handmade Symposium and Gallery. The two week event launches on 30 September with special guest Hon. Adan Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Industry and Enterprise Development, and runs until 16 October 2015 at Alliance Francaise,... Read More
When I was growing up, children were mostly notorious for being notorious. Our past times were mostly spent playing out-door games and climbing avocado trees in our neigbours’ yards. It was almost unfathomable that a simple child could think outside the box and offer solutions... Read More
There is an English saying, “Imitation is the best form of flattery.” When I think about this saying I find myself contemplating on the state of African and Kenyan Fashion and the strides we are making in the intellectual property aspect of the fashion business.... Read More
An ongoing writing competition Hadithi Za Gibebe.
One of the toughest things faced by a creative is to get discovered. With regards to creative industries, in my view, talent is only half of the equation. The other half lies in one’s modus... Read More
The holidays are over and we are back to the rat race. This past holiday, I cuddled up on my couch and enjoyed a medley of movies. I enjoyed myself by watching the latest movies as well as previous hit movies.
When Dream Girls hit the... Read More