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Kudos to Judiciary as Ruto loses land case linked to post poll violence

By Peter Nguli | June 30th 2013

Peter N. Nguli

NAIROBI, KENYA: Finally, there is some light at the end of the tunnel as far as our Judiciary is concerned. Deputy President, William Ruto has been ordered to pay Shs5 million to a poor village farmer as compensation for trespassing somewhere near Eldoret, because he had grabbed his land.

In addition, he has been ordered to give back the grabbed land.

Join me in celebrating for this historic judgement where the rule of law is supreme. At least, all Kenyans must give credit where it is deserved and congratulate Chief Justice William Mutunga for a job well done.

His department is perhaps the most well managed in Kenya today and we can see that the rich also cry when the rule of the law is supreme. The arc of history bends towards justice.

We can see various episodes where justice has been applied rightly recently during Chief Justice Mutunga's tenure. A case in point is where David defeated Goliath in the case of the Watch-lady Kerubo and former Deputy Chief Justice Nancy Barasa. Nancy Barasa was sent packing and she ate an ample pie, then went home in peace.

During the petition in the last elections, the Chief Justice and his team made a landslide decision; that Uhuru Kenyatta would become the fourth president of the Republic of Kenya. That decision was crucial in a landmark case. The judges must have considered all the facts. The losers were left grinding their teeth.

It is the high time we gave credit to our judiciary. This is truly an independent judiciary. Our Judiciary has come out of age to defend the weak and the poor against a backdrop of the mighty and powerful. The poor and the weak are clearly winning and as we can all see, the rich are crying.

With the Judiciary coming of age, the rich also cry.



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