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Title/Qualifications: Ph.D.
Ag. Dean,Kenyatta University School of Law
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Research Interests

  • International human rights law, human rights law, law of international organizations, law and religion, ethnicity and political governance.

Research and Publications


  • R Home & F Kabata ‘Turning Fish Soup Back into Fish?: The Wicked Problem of African Community Land Rights’ (2018) 9 Journal of Sustainable Development, Law and Policy pp 1-22
  • F Kabata ‘Impact of UN human rights monitoring mechanisms in Kenya’ (2017) in A. Bień -Kacała, L. Csink, T. Milej, M. Serowaniec (eds.), Liberal constitutionalism – between individual and collective interests, Toruń 2017 pp 145-170

Conference papers

  • F Kabata ‘The years the locust has eaten: Revisiting the right to economic self-determination in the context of the failed right to development in the African Human Rights System, to be presented at the 3rd Conference on the Right to Development, Free State Centre for Human Rights, University of the Free State Bloemfontein, Main Campus, South Africa on 25-27th September, 2019
  • F Kabata ‘On the margins of religious freedom: Indigenous peoples, sacred sites and environmental conservation in Kenya’s Endorois and Ogiek cases’ presented at the African Consortium of Law and Religious Studies 7th Annual Conference in Gaborone, Bostwana in May 2019
  • F Kabata ‘Religion and international human rights law: Religion in the Kenya’s Constitution Making and in the Post 2010 Interpretation and Application of the Bills of Rights presented at the African Association for the Study of Religions, University of Justo Mwale, Lusaka, Zambia in August 2018
  • F Kabata ‘Impact of UN human rights monitoring mechanisms in Kenya’, presented at the 2017,Association of Human Rights Institutes Conference, KU Leuven, Belgium in April 2017

Current Research: Book Chapters and Book

  • F Kabata ‘Too many false starts: Land tenure and upgrading of the Kibera informal settlement in Kenya ’ in R Home Land issues in urban land governance (2020) Springer Publishers
  • F Kabata Impact of international human rights monitoring mechanisms in Kenya (forthcoming)

School News

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>>>Department of Public law Google Meet Links



We congratulate Sidney Tambasi Netya and Martin Kioko Munyoto, for representing Kenyatta University in the 12th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition and making it to the finals scheduled for 10th December 2020.
They beat Oxford University, United Kingdom in the semi finals to qualify for this year's finals. 




Following the COVID-19 developments, the AKMCC Committee has reached a decision to suspend all its preparatory activities.
Effectively, the event has now been postponed until a further date to be communicated in due course. Please remove the dates on the website and indicate postponed until further notice.
We thank you for your continued support and cooperation. We trust that the current affairs will subsidize soon and look forward to having the event real soon.
Please stay safe and follow the guidelines given by the Ministry of Health. 
Thank you

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In the recently concluded All Africa International Humanitarian Law Competition in Arusha, Tanzania, the school came in third out of over fifteen teams. The best oralist of the competition was Nancy Kisangau. The teams represented countries from all over Africa but specifically Anglophone countries. In the week long competition and training, the school also got an honourable mention for its resilience and tact. The students representing the school were, Christopher Rosana, Faith Pepela, Nancy Kisangau, Beatrice Wanjiku, Anne Njoroge, and Janet Njambi. The competition took place at the African Court of Human and Peoples' Rights .

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The KUSOL Public Interest and Awareness Programme is largely run by fourth year law students under the guidance of a lecturer. The aim of the programme is to respond to legal needs affecting the indigent in the rural and urban poor areas of Kenya.This year, approximately 47 students participated in the programme and were divided into four groups of around 10 students per group. Read More




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