Chief Justice Martha Koome. Photo courtesy.
While Answering some questions raised by Journalist on Citizen TV interview, Chief Justice Martha Koome took her time to decry how Judges are being handled by DCI officers. According to her, they should be taken to custody with dignity and not the way some of his members were arrested with over five vehicles transporting them to the DCI headquarters. She continued by pleading with police officers to have some new way of handling leaders and not what is happening currently.
Here is the link to the video.
" judge is not running away; a judge is not a flight risk. You do not have to arrest them in a commando style with twenty vehicles, drive them to the police station, throw them in the cells just to humiliate them…” - CJ Martha Koome.
Here are some reactions.
"Am trying to understand this massage yur airing out is very tricky that we must respect the judges when breaks the law, arresting them with less vehicles, it's very clear that" If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable"posted Debra.
"Judges have a hard job. It's not just putting someone in jail or slapping someone on the wrist and giving them a punishment, but it's protecting society as a whole" posted David.
"The judiciary is the weakest link in the fight against corruption. Someone steals 50million and fined 1million? Corruption and embezzlement of public funds is profitable and lucrative business in Kenya thanks to the Judiciary" posted Debra.
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