Release Justice Tunoi to us for oathing/cursing ceremony, Kalenjin elders tell CJ
29 January 2016, 08:06
Eldoret - Kalenjin council of elders want Supreme court judge, Justice Philip Tunoi released to them for oathing/cursing ceremony called Muuma in Kalenjin.
They want the team constituted by the Chief Justice to investigate Tunoi’s alleged 200M bribery by the Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero to drop a petition filed against him by Ferdinard Waititu (now Kabete MP) after the 2013 general elections quoting irregularities to be dropped, and be handed Tunoi and the whistle blower in the case.
Muuma is a ceremony meant to solve disputes in the Kalenjin community and one could suffer consequences including madness or worst of all, death if found guilty.
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“This will offer an impartial verdict because we know the judiciary is full of succession politics and witch-hunt and Tunoi is no exception,” said Joseph Cherono, the leader of the Kalenjin council of elders.
The ceremony has proved to work among the Kalenjin in resolving serious disputes and now the elders believe that if this case is brought onto their table, justice will prevail and the truth come out.
The elders are angered by the sacking of senior officers in government over what they refer to as pure malice, the former Judicial service commission chief registrar Gladys Shollei leading in the list.
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