Elements of Law KNEC Notes Diploma

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Introduction to the Module Unit

Elements of Law is a unit offered to diploma students in supply chain management to equip them with the right attitudes, knowledge and skills to apply the law in business in relation to other persons and institutions.

General Objectives

By the end of this module unit, the learner should be able to:

  • Discuss the sources of law in Kenya
  • Explain the nature and jurisdiction of courts in Kenya
  • Apply the elements of public law
  • Outline the law of contract and its application in business transaction
  • Apply the principles of law of agency
  • Discuss the law of tort and its application in business activities
  • Demonstrate competency to make legally sound decisions

Topics/Course Outline Required by KNEC

Topic 1: Introduction to Law

1.1. Meaning of law

1.2. Significance of law

1.3. Law of morality

1.4. Classification of law

1.5. Sources of law

Topic 2: Structure and Jurisdiction of Courts in Kenya

2.1. Composition and jurisdiction of courts

2.2. Hierarchy of Kenyan Courts

2.3. Composition and jurisdiction of administrative tribunals

Topic 3: Elements of Public Law

3.1. Composition of public law

3.2. Functions of Public law

3.3. Rights of citizens

3.4. Offenses

Topic 4: Law of Contract

4.1. Meaning of contract

4.2. Types of contracts

4.3. Elements of contract

4.4. Grounds of illegal contract

4.5. Vitiating factors

4.6. Significance of privity of contract

4.7. Negotiable instruments

4.8. Methods of discharging contracts

4.9. Remedies

4.10. Limitations of action

Topic 5: Law of Agency

5.1. Meaning of law of agency

5.2. Parties to a contract of agency

5.3. Types of agents

5.4. Creation of agency

5.5. Right and duties of parties to an agency

5.6. Ways of discharging agency

Topic 6: Law of Tort

6.1. Meaning of tort

6.2. General defenses

6.3. Elements of tort

6.4. Parties to tort

6.5. Remedies available for tort

Topic 7: Law of Succession

7.1. Meaning of succession law

7.2. Testate & testamentary succession

7.3. Wills & capacity to make a will

7.4. Grant of probate & letters of administration

7.5. Interstate or non-testamentary succession

7.6. Gifts in contemplation of death

Topic 8: Law of Property

8.1. Basic concepts in law of property

8.2. Characteristics of tenancies/leases

8.3. Types of Tenancies/leases

8.4. Obligations of the Parties in law of property

8.5. Termination of tenancies/leases

8.6. Servitudes

8.7. Mortgages

Topic 9: Employment Law

9.1. Basic concepts

9.2. Contract of employment

9.3. Employers’ responsibility

9.4. Employees’ responsibility

9.5. Employment enactments and regulations

9.6. Tort negligence

Topic 10: Emerging Issues and Trends in Law

10.1. Emerging issues and trends in law

10.2. Challenges posed by emerging issues and trends in law

10.3. Coping with challenges posed by emerging issues and trends in law

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