The name of the Kenyan counterpart of Nuhu Ribadu is Aaron Ringera. He is a judge. From what we have garnered from press reports, not many Kenyans feel Justice Ringera and his commission are doing much in the quest to make corruption kiss the feet of reasoning. Fingers were pointed at live frauds like Anglo Leasing, which is regarded as the flagship of corruption in
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This is where the difference between Nuhu and Aaron becomes tangible. When Aaron was wasting his time bantering with the public prosecutor because his KACC does not have the power of prosecution, my own dear Nuhu ambushed a few legislators, beat the shit out of them and forced the bemused MPs to impeach a state governor at six o’clock in the morning from a hotel room! Did you hear that sir? From a hotel room, not from the hallowed hall of house of assembly, not from the sacred chambers of parliament: legislators (MPs) opened a session of the house in a hotel room and impeached a sitting governor. The rule of law was simply sat on its head just like the roguish governor ignored morality when he was stealing public money. That is one manner of dealing with those whose forte is pen robbery. A person who stole one million pound (equivalent of two hundred and sixty million naira) meant for providing the basics of live for the masses is nothing but very sick in the head. Therefore, waiting for the finesse of legal mumbo jumbo would have given the currency thieves the necessary leeway to waltz their ways to some unqualified freedom.
It is not a joke pitching your tent against a side as formidable as organized crime, crime, not in the mould of Matheri or Anini. What Justice Ringera is fighting is more brutal, devastating and destructive than a million Matheris put together.
Stealing is infectious, when a thief is successful once he is encouraged to try again. It means Ringera should visit
The last piece of weapon is unconventionality. A short course in the Faculty of Immunology, Department of Imperviousness will expose Ringera team to the realities of the Nigerian version of graft fighting. All the talk of lack of evidence to prosecute will be outdated; Githongo and his tapes will also become redundant because many incontrovertible tapes will be in circulation. By the time three or four prominent politicians are dragged in the mud, handcuffed, pushed, shoved and a crazy driver is asked to run the tyres of a demented matatu over their legs, they will confess. By then their colleagues would have learnt one or two lessons about this made in Nigeria Ringera.