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OMWENGA: Some judges undoing judicial independence gains

Judges must know when not to escalate things for when two elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.

In Summary

• The Executive was first in taking us down this dangerous path when a certain Cabinet Secretary and others blatantly ignored a court order.

• The response has been in the latest case a High Court judge ordering the jailing of DCI boss George Kinoti for contempt of court.

That we need and must have an independent Judiciary is not subject to debate.

But what exactly is being an independent Judiciary? If you ask an academician or someone deeply versed in ...