oa Africa Insight - Some developments in the administration of justice in East Africa since independence

Volume 3, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-2804



The East African states inherited on independence a legal system derived from two main sources - the law of England and the customary laws of the area concerned.* This dual system of law had its counterpart in the dual system of courts - the High Courts and magistrates' courts on the one hand and the native courts on the other - and something must first be said of how these systems originated and operated during the colonial period.

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