- Magistrates and judges are required to make decisions based on facts presented to them and be fair to both parties.
- Those who are corrupt can be dealt with according to the law by the law.
President Ruto is right to feel frustrated by the decisions some judges have made, which negatively impact his promises to the millions who voted him into office.
He will have realised that the judiciary, as one of the three arms of government, could very easily derail his political, social and economic agenda.
His patience has been tested much the same way his predecessor Uhuru Kenyatta found himself, especially, when the courts blocked the Building Bridges Initiative.
The judiciary's credibility must be handled with extreme caution because the options are too terrifying to contemplate.
We may not agree with the decisions made by judicial officers. However, we should always remember that in principle, the judiciary is guided by the law and not by emotions.
Magistrates and judges are required to make decisions based on facts presented to them and be fair to both parties. Those who are corrupt can be dealt with according to the law by the law.
Citizens could very easily resort to anarchy if the custodian of law and order has been discarded as corrupt and unreliable.
The President's attacks may resonate with many litigants who have walked out of courtrooms feeling cheated out of justice, he has the privilege of knowing what individual judges are up to.
The President has time and again demonstrated that he can resolve difficult problems.
We call upon him to pursue the behind-the-scenes path and reach out to Chief Justice Martha Koome for an amicable solution.
Quote of the Day: “It’s not wise to violate rules until you know how to observe them.”
T S Eliot
The American-born British poet died on January 4, 1965