Water CS calls for speedy overhaul of judiciary
By Edwin Sasakah,
Water cabinet secretary Eugene Wamalwa has called for speedy overhaul of the judiciary to restore public confidence in the entire system.
Speaking on Friday at Webuye DEB secondary school in Webuye west constituency while opening three newly constructed classrooms, the CS said that the corruption allegations in the judiciary will take Kenya back from the huge stride the country has achieved since the new constitution.
Wamalwa said that president Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto should not allow corruption to steal the faith that Kenyans have built in the judiciary over the years.
He said that in 2007 there was violence in this country that lead to loss of innocent lives because Kenyans had lost faith in the judiciary something that the country would not like to witness again.
“As a country we would like to ensure that this monster , corruption that has entered into the judiciary and is robbing Kenyans confidence and faith is wiped out by all means,” he said.
Wamalwa said that before he was a water cabinet he was the minister for justice and constitution affairs, and he with his team had a difficult time trying to implement the Kenyan constitution because of the loss of faith in judiciary by Kenyans due to corruption.
“The late Senator Mutula Kilonzo was present during the passing of the new constitution and he gave me the constitution to spearhead its implementation which we did our best to where we are today,” he said.
“We have done very well as a country since the passing of the new constitution in 2010 by laying down different institutions through our courts and the independent and electoral boundaries commission and other various institutions that we would not like to spoil again,” he said.
The CS said that the decision made to form a tribunal to look at the allegations that judge Philip Tunoi and other judges received a 200m bribe in a petition case against Nairobi governor Evans Kidero should a quick and thorough job.
He said that the judiciary is the only institution that stands between this country and the anarchy which must be preserved with a lot of integrity.
On politics Wamalwa appealed to leaders from western region to respect each other saying politics of using abusive language and side shows will not help the electorate to get developments and said every individual be it a leader or common mwananchi has a right to association and should not be condemned.
Wamalwa said that he is concerned with the registered number of people in western Kenya, arguing that leaders from the region can only compete politically with leaders from other regions if they have enough number of registered voters and therefore asked people to go out and do massive registration especially when it is officially opened this month.
He reiterated the commitment of jubilee government in reviving pan paper mills in order to bring back the economic glory of Webuye town and its people who most of them have suffered after its collapse
He assured residents that the government is positive about the revival and soon life will come to normal as is used to be.
On other part Bungoma women rep Dr. Reginalda Wanyonyi asked the residents to embrace education as the only thing that equals individual.
She said she will champion for the rights and education of the girl child so that they can be able to compete with men both in job market and in the political arena where many people view as men issues.
Her counterpart, Trans nzoia women rep Janet Nangabho lashed at members of parliament who are planning to take to parliament censure motion against water CS Eugine Wamalwa and dare them to make good use of their words saying she and other members of parliament in Jubilee government will protect the CS and floor the motion.
She also urged people to live peacefully and said she is committed to work with Jubilee government for the sake of more development.
Other leaders present were, Matulo ward MCA Paul Wanyonyi Wamalwa and was Webuye Township chief Misiko Barasa who urged people to register as voters.