The renowned media personality and entrepreneur Julie Gichuru has celebrated Justice Njoki Ndung’u through a long Instagram post. Julie praises Njoki as her Hero, adding that she made a big difference by fighting for the passage of the sexual offences act in 2006, among other things.
“You are my HERO alongside our fellow Loreto sister Wangari Maathai. I watched you passionately work on the Sexual Offences Bill then present it to a hostile parliament that vowed to shoot down any attempt to protect women. You lobbied tirelessly & against all odds saw the passage of the Sexual Offences Act 2006, an Act that now provides a firm foundation for the protection of women, children & men. Resolute, determined, knowledgeable, principled & purposeful, you MADE A DIFFERENCE.”
Gichuru on her long post also applauded justice Njoki for delivering a different opinion in the Supreme Court ruling on the 2017 general election that nullified the August 8th presidential election. The justice who was named the United Nations person of the year in 2006 has received many negative responses since she delivered her dissenting opinion but she remains unshaken.
Julie Gichuru calls Njoki an exemplar, urging her to stand tall through the storms.
“You have delivered the most thorough, detailed & researched dissenting opinion in the Supreme Court ruling on the 2017 General Election. UNBOWED, you have spoken hard truths, for that you are now under fire from some quarters. Such is life.
You are an exemplar. Stand tall as the winds blow. Your foundations are strong, woman of purpose, substance & grace. Stand tall knowing that there are so many more standing with you!”