Cartel Conduct as a Moral Wrong
A Consequentialist Appraisal of the Kenyan Competition Regime on Cartels
Cartel conduct in Kenya is regulated by the Competition Act. This paper seeks to investigate such cartel conduct as both a moral and legal wrong, based on the consequential theory of jurisprudential reasoning. The paper first examines the jurisprudential underpinning of a moral wrong and then proceeds to examine the norms that prohibit cartel behaviour. Upon a careful analysis of the nature and conduct of cartels, the paper concludes that cartels act in a manner that is both morally and legally wrong. The paper then suggests that the sanctions that the Competition Act of Kenya imposes on cartels are justified on both moral and legal basis.