Tuesday, July 31, 2012
AG Muigai and Tobiko Shedding Plastic Tears
The Attorney General Prof Githu Muigai cannot entertain the contempt directed at him and his office any more. And so he has spoken of his frustrations in the face of the Government ignoring his counsel. The Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko is up in arms too about inadequate numbers of prosecutors which in turn undermines fair and speedy judicial dispensation. While Muigai is mad at Ministers ignoring his wise counsel, Tobiko sees sabotage directed at his office. Cumulatively these two offices are central to the rule of law in augmenting the smooth running of the judiciary. The water gets muddier given that AG Muigai has a leg in both judiciary and executive. But Prof Muigai need not burden himself with integrity given that he was the only surviving soul among the ill-fated trinity (CJ-AG-DPP) originally proposed by Kibaki. He was picked to serve a specific role and being independent and embarrassing the Office of the President was not one of them. As for Tobiko he can whine some more for that is a small price to pay for his pecks. You see the two gentlemen are no fools and they know what Kenyans think of them. They are simply making noise to create and impression of tactless motion without any intention of movement. Only fools would expect them to do the right thing. This is Kenya whose owners will not allow you to author an independent script. You either resign for a one-day headline and disappear from the national radar or better still do a Miguna Miguna. By complaining about their frustrations, both Muigai and Tobiko are inadvertently admitting that they are not earning their pay. If only they would match their acts of whining with real and honourable action. But that is not only a big ask but a wild suggestion within our Kenyan borders. It is another electoral season and laws don't mint campaign money. We won't be surprised to learn in a year's time of another mega scandal to succeed Goldenberg and Anglo Leasing. Game one, MTA DO?