Human Rights Aspects Concerning the Construction of the Crocodile Jaw Dam in Isiolo County, Kenya

Authors Simeon P Sungi

ISSN: 2521-2613
Affiliations: Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the United States International University-Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. The author is also an Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania and the High Court of Kenya.
Source: Africa Nazarene University Law Journal, 2018, Issue 2, p. 16 – 31


This article discusses human rights and constitutional issues relating to the proposed construction of the ‘Crocodile Jaw’ dam in Isiolo County, in Kenya. Through collected primary data, the article critically examines the relevant constitutional and legal foundations as they relate to developmental projects in Kenya and those relating to environmental concerns and/or of the local population, together with international instruments relating to human rights and environmental protection. Furthermore, the article discusses the role of the judiciary in providing remedies to address any social, legal and environmental issues relating to the construction of the dam.