Seth Wekesa: Visiting Researcher

"Seth Wekesa

Seth Wekesa is an LLD candidate at the University of Pretoria. Seth completed his LLM in 2012 at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, where he was a DAAD scholar. His doctoral dissertation under the supervision of Prof Charles Fombad and Prof Anton Kok looks at how the constitutional provisions on equality, human dignity and privacy in the Kenyan and Ugandan Constitutions can be used as tool for the decriminalisation of homosexuality through progressive and creative interpretation; and how the courts in Kenya and Uganda could borrow some lessons from the South African Constitutional Court jurisprudence on the rights of gays and lesbians. Seth is currently a law lecturer at Moi University in Kenya. He teaches administrative law, gender law, land use law, equality law and African customary law. He also supervises LLM and LLB dissertations.

Research interests include: Constitutional and administrative law, gender law, equality law, human rights and African customary law.