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Former CJ Mutunga Reacts After What Ruto's CS Said This Week, Issues The Following Advice

In an opinion article on The Star newspaper, former Kenya's chief justice Hon Mutunga has come out to break his silence on remarks by the cabinet secretary for the ministry of interior and national administration Prof Kithure Kindiki.

In the article, the former president of the supreme court criticized Prof Kithure Kindiki over his threat that the government machinery would deal with criminals using all means at its disposal. This is after criminal gangs infiltrated many cities and towns in the country.

However, Mutunga believes CS Kithure Kindiki, and even inspector general of police Japhet Koome, are wrong. According to Mutunga, Kithure's approach to dealing with insecurity is the usual knee jerk reaction that does not address the root cause.

He argues that the government has tremendously failed in addressing crime and that the marauding criminal gangs is a sign that the kenyan youth are unemployed and that the government should address this issue before resorting to the said knee jerk reactions.

"Both statements (from Kindiki and Koome) reflect the usual knee-jerk reactions of a state that believes it has the necessary machinery of violence to keep us natives in check without delving into the complex economic, social, cultural, and political root causes of the issue at hand," he wrote.

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Hon Japhet Koome Kithure Koome Mutunga


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