By Chris Maina
Chief Justice Dr Willy Mutunga has said he is ‘not disturbed’ by the demise of South Africa’s first post-apartheid president Nelson Nelson Mandela.
Dr Mutunga, while responding to a tweet from an online blogger who wanted to know whether he would have returned a different verdict in the presidential petition of Â March 4 elections, had Nelson Mandela been the petitioner instead of Prime Minister Raila Odinga, responded in the negative, saying everyone is ‘equal’ before the Supreme Court.
What is often the maxim, which Mutunga did not say, is that ‘everyone is equal before the law’, not whichever the court!
The blogger, not convinced, tweeted back, asking the CJ to comment about the passing of an African revered as ‘world moral leader’.
“Not disturbed,” cut the CJ, prompting other twitter users to join in.
“Not disturbed as usual,” said one Ben Osi at @BenOsi.
“Not legally disturbed? May be?” asked a Birgen at @KipBirgen.
“The CJ is only disturbed with Kenya’s elites,” another said, in reference to Mutunga’s recent remarks about Kenya’s numerous problems being creation of the country’s elite class.
However, at some point, Mutunga seemed to lose his cool as people began picking ‘one liners and zingers’ from his remarks.
“Let the South Africans deal with the s**t,” tweeted the CJ, opening up another Pandora’s box of Â all social media worms.
Mutunga’s tweets trended the whole night, and were ranked second worldwide, after #RIPMadiba.
This post is TWISTED, unreal and should not be used in a court of law, or public opinion.