Opinion: In Miguna saga, government has gone rogue

Fellow Kenyans;

It is unfortunate that a Kenyan citizen is being subjected to inhuman treatment by the very government that swore to uphold the rule of law and protect its citizen.

Kenyans believed that after the handshake we buried our political differences and embraced each other to forge ahead for the betterment of our country.

Unfortunately, we’ve become masters of preaching water and drinking adulterated wine. If the government cannot obey court orders why should Wanjiku do? A state which savagely represses or persecutes its people cannot be regarded as obeying and regarding the rule of law.

Although our rule of law has been confided in our new constitution, our leaders DNA is pervasively rooted and still suffers from colonial hangovers and oppressive tendencies. Accomplished leaders in democracy never diverge from the rule law and foundational values and traditions.

Fellow Kenyans, time to act is now, before its too late, we won’t live in a constitutional republic if we allow the government to act like a police state. We won’t claim to value freedom if we allow the government to operate like a dictatorship. We cant expect to have our rights if we allow the government to treat whomever it pleases with disrespect and utter disregard for the rule of law.

Miguna Miguna is a Kenyan citizen and is being frustrated by this government as he is perceived to be a threat to their continued assault on our nation.

The tyrannical government has gone rogue in total disobedience to court orders and the rule of law in general.

Finally, failure by the government to comply with the court orders and in particular failure to facilitate Dr Miguna’s unconditional entry into the country sets a dangerous precedent. It erodes public confidence in our judicial system. It is sad and that is why we’ve chosen not to be silent.

Opinion article by Nakuru Lawyer, Nelson Mandela Vujeri

Martin Gichinga
Author: Martin Gichinga

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