Growing up as a child I aimed to be grown into adulthood so as to benefit from the privileges only accessible to adults. Thirty or so years ago when some of us believed we were fighting for a just cause worth dying for, a nobility that would entrench recognition and a right to humanity as enshrined in the laws of other democratic countries. People lost limbs and some even paid with their own lives because we all had that lofty place as a place worth reaching no-matter what?
Now, what should our struggle be based on from here on when the very institutions, which people fought so hard to have in place, are the ones that have been turned into auction platforms where highest bidders dictate the type, measure and quality of justice dispensed?
Willy Mutunga and his clowns of 5 have completely made a mockery and turn the universal law of justice on its head. Passing out regurgitated submissions by lawyers, as bench opinion is itself a betrayal of what such a bench is paid to do. Even my own grandma, could have said or stamped her authority on some issues easily and on the cheap than what this cowardly bench has done. What is a qualifier for irregularity? How much of votes must be stolen or rigged in for this qualifier by Mutungas court to take notice? How do we cure an open theft and lie as demonstrated by Kethi Kilonzo when two different announcements are made on same item? Which one does Willy Mutunga want Kenyans to accept as real and authentic? What are the Mutunga’s really telling Kenyans; that lying can also be qualified under the law, depending on which side is telling it?
My little niece asked me the other day, if what the Supreme Court gave us as a verdict was truly binding and if so why do adults get mad when kids tell white lies but adults are allowed to get away with it?
The bottom line is, Mutunga and his bench must consider resignation as the only way to cure this betrayal to the nation and to those who died fighting for truth. Shame is what they have brought us nothing more or less.