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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

Jean 7th Edition of All Kenyan Moot Court Competition 2019

On March 21st and 23rd 2019, the Kenyatta University School of Law organized and hosted the 7th Edition of the All Kenyan Moot Competition (AKMCC) under the theme ‘Business and Human Rights: Attaining Sustainable Development while Respecting Human Rights.’

All Kenyan Moot Court Competition 2019

The All Kenyan Moot Court Competition (AKMCC) is an annual event, held by Kenyatta University and was inaugurated in the year 2013 by former Attorney General, Honorable Professor Githu Muigai. It gathers on average 80 to 100 law students from an array of law faculties across the country with the aim of discussing legal contemporary issues of national concern. Read More

group-smallAll Africa International Humanitarian Law Competition , Arusha

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 .

legalAiDLegal Aid Awareness

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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