The Anglican Church of Kenya Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit has faulted the disobedience of Court orders by state officials. Sapit said the blatant disregard for judicial orders is regrettable, “How can they demand that citizens obey Court orders and they themselves don’t?” he posed. Addressing the press at the All Saints Cathedral after the Friday mass marking Good Friday, Sapit said it’s vital for all the three arms of government to work together, “We can’t have state officials continuously disobeying directions given by one arm of government,” he said.
This comes after Interior CS Fred Matiang’i, IG Joseph Boinnet and Immigration Chief Gordon Kihalangwa failed to appear in Court on Thursday and Friday to face charges after being summoned and were each fined Kshs 200,000 for contempt of Court. The High Court had also ordered the release of Miguna Miguna to appear in Court, who was being confined at JKIA before his deportation to Dubai, but that order was swept under the carpet.
The Archbishop reiterated that the attack on journalists who were covering the Miguna Miguna story at JKIA was unnecessary, “If things were done in a proper and orderly manner, then we wouldn’t have seen all the drama that was broadcast to the entire world,” he said, “We condemn this in the strongest terms possible.
However, Sapit lauded the peace pact between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga, saying it was a fresh breath of air, saying it’s a good sign and hopefully it will set the pace for greater things for Kenya which desperately needs to be united as a nation and as one people for posterity and strength. He said the situation reminds Kenyans of the hope that Easter brings, “We hope that the Lord who resurrected on Easter Sunday and is the Prince of peace will give peace to Kenya,” he added.