The rise of anarchy in Kenya

By Cleophas Muthama

 

The rise of anarchy in Kenya, yes, that’s it! Bewildered? It is growing to be the ultimate destiny to our beloved country, unless we start respecting court orders.

By disregarding court orders we might be slowly but steadily heading to anarchy.

All reservations are pointing out that our country is headed there, that is, to a country with no respect to rule of law.

Consequently, this is what results to anarchy. Some unruly nations that have been plunged into land where no law is respected, started where we are today in Kenya.

Our neighboring Somalia is an example that is currently in dire need of revival.

Here in Kenya, all signs seem to point to that direction. The fact is that there is unbecoming culture that is developing amongst the Kenyans who should be at the fore-front in obeying courts.

Just last week the courts stopped NPSC from advertising the job of deputy inspector general, the commission a day later went ahead to re advertise the jobs and tried to block Madam Kaindi from accessing the premises by inspecting all vehicles entering the premises.

This was after madam Kaindi called to ask for her official car to be released.

In jubilees government tenure the culture to disobey court orders has become the norm.

This culture of disobedience to court orders should worry Kenyans. We cannot obey court orders when they favor us and disregard them when we are on the receiving end.

To draw my point home, a case that took place not so long ago early this year which among many comes out to justify my observation, is where, Justice Majanja barred the senate from discussing the impeachment of Embu Governor Martin Wambora, the senate speaker despite this reconvened a special sitting that commenced the impeachment of the governor.

The executive also went ahead to appoint county commissioners despite a High court ruling which termed their appointment unconstitutionally.

In August the labour court ruled that teachers get 50-60% pay rise but the Government declined saying the wage bill was too high and that the increment was “unsustainable”.

About two weeks ago the Employment and Labour relations court Judge Nelson Abuodha ruled that teachers suspend the strike for 90 days to give way for dialogue.

Teachers obeyed the court order but T.S.C has decided not to obey the order to pay teachers their September salaries, we are also waiting to see whether they will appoint an arbitrator as directed by the court.

Action should be taken to those that disobey court orders since we are all equal before the law, Kenya cannot afford to fall to anarchy.

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