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Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Kerubo Wins, Rejects 3.5m Bribe, Baraza Appeals
She had her nose pinched. She cried rivers of tears. She was reprimanded for daring to ask the right questions to the wrong people. She loved her job which she did with fear or favour. She was threatened. Goliath cornered poor David. She knelt down and begged for her dear life. Poor Rebecca Kerubo has the final sweetest and longest laugh.
The verdict from the tribunal was as stinging as it was delivered in very unflattering language. The crown had come tumbling fro Queen Nancy Baraza's head.
Forget Kiraitu/Ringera's radical surgery without a scalpel. This true surgery yielded immediate results and left rivers of blood flowing in its wake.
A tiny insignificant poor security guard who begged for her life kneeling at gun point can now savour the sweet victory after risking standing up to mighty DCJ.
Pride surely comes before a fall. The celebrated civil society lawyer who was rewarded with the coveted inaugural DCJ job has paid the ultimate prize with both her character and reputation.
This must be just the right spice Chief Justice Willy Mutunga needed to augment his zeal to reform and modernise the hitherto rotten judiciary.
Judiciary is no arena for ego expansion nor condescending theatrics.