Make no mistake, video evidence is no sufficient ground to convict a criminal. If video pictures are no evidence where does that leave the fate of investigation into burning houses, forceful circumcisions, rapes, beheadings and serial killers?
And oh, the government's quest to install CCTV in our streets must be an intention to beautify the cities with camera.
Kenyans must have seen it coming. Having the Kenyan police investigate one of their own must be akin to delegating hyena the responsibility of guarding the pen. No brainer. Even the Judge sounded so self-contracting by accepting the video recording as Kirui but trust police's deliberate and systematic cover up to defeat the course of justice system.
And these cops are smart. By meticulously presenting a gun for ballistic testing that is so similar to the killer weapon except the first digit, they knew they were guaranteed to both run and hide permanently.
It may be time to have an independent prosecution services different from the law enforcement police force. But again IMPUNITY enjoys immunity to any office. We surely need total change in basic values and attitudes towards human life before we even shout reforms.
You can only imagine the unbearable pain of relatives of the two victims. Imagine the traumatized witness Wafula who positively identified Kirui given he was one of those being kicked and pinned down that fateful January 16, 2008.
Granted respect for the law is what separates us from other animals in the jungle but what do you do with irrefutable evidence butchered with scandalous investigation? Well, theorists can cobble countless conspiracy theories that will not lessen the pain of a bereaved mother seeing the killer of her son set free on such shoddy prosecution.