My Choice For The Chief Justice, And Kenya’s Choice
By Donald Kipkorir
JSC has brought down the curtains in its search for our next Chief Justice. Only two men towered above the rest: Prof. Makau Mutua and Hon. Justice Alnashir Visram. We have never had such highly qualified candidates for this position as this duo. Both are polar opposite but eminently qualified.
Prof. Makau brings unparalleled intellect and global connections. His revolutionary zeal is what is needed to upend the rot we have all been claiming is at the Judiciary. We say we don’t trust the Judiciary. We therefore need one who will overturn the tables in the temple and chase away the money changers!
Justice Alnashir will bring in insider knowledge and conservative credentials. Greatest revolutions are by insiders. Because insiders are part or seen to be part of the system, their revolutions will be quiet but real.
US Judiciary is the world’s unrivaled Judiciary. Let no one tell you otherwise out of unschooled patriotism. The greatest US Justices were those with either convicted leftist revolutionary or conservative leanings.
NOTE that some of the questions to both Makau and Visram went overboard and have nothing to do with the qualifications required. If JSC are truly desirous that Kenya needs a Justice John Marshall or Earl Warren, and without political, tribal or religious pettiness, then let them give us either Makau or Visram. Ingine itakuwa ni porojo!