Obviously, this was as much a verdict on the clout of the court itself, just like it was for the culpability of the "Ocampo six." The court has performed extremely below expectations as far as the Kenyan cases are concerned. Its credibility, at the moment, is in total jeopardy. Whether it will be able to redeem its image after this debacle, the jury is still out there.
Renowned Jommo Kenyatta era politician, J.M. Kariuki summed up the situation in the 70s when he once said that, Kenya had become a country of 10 millionaires and 10 million paupers! Over three decades later in the era of Kenyatta junior, what might have changed is the fact that the millionaires have become billionaires and a few more millionaires have been created, while the paupers have tripled. The current gap between the poor and the rich is absolutely immoral.
KENYANS NEED TO SEE SENIOR CORRUPT INDIVIDUALS IN THE DOCK, NOT MORE OUTFITS PURPORTING TO FIGHT CORRUPTION..
Fighting corruption in Kenya has not failed because of lack of enough bodies to fight the despicable vice. The war against corruption has failed because of lack of enough political goodwill from the powers that be, without which even 100 outfits mandated to fight corruption will only be a waste of public resources. I am... Continue Reading →
The recent shutdown of four major TV stations, belonging to three topmost media houses in the country, due to a digital migration dispute exposes the Jubilee government’s incompetency in safeguarding the citizens’ interests. The digital migration might have been intended for the common good of the citizens, in the long run, but the way in... Continue Reading →
Once again, the Kenyan courts have proved that they will not relent in their quest to ensure that the rule of law is upheld and that the rights of citizens are jealously protected. Yesterday (February 23rd 2015), a bench of five court of appeal judges declared eight clauses in the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, signed... Continue Reading →
President uhuru would come out smelling nice if he invoked the power of "Pardon" bestowed upon him by the constitution, to offer clemency to the hapless 4th year university student (Allan wadi) who was recently jailed for using abusive language against him. Mr Wadi was jailed for two years; one year with an option... Continue Reading →
The suspension of some of the clauses from the new security law which was acrimoniously passed by parliament last month is enough proof that the whole process was irredeemably flawed. It is obvious that the judge did not want to embarrass the govt by suspending the whole act but he stopped short of doing so,... Continue Reading →