Suspended Kenya Deputy Chief Justice Nancy Baraza Resigns
Suspended deputy Chief Justice Nancy Baraza has resigned and withdrawn an appeal she had lodged at the Supreme Court to challenge the ruling of a tribunal that recommended her sacking.
"I have this 18th day of October 2012 tendered my resignation as the deputy Chief Justice and vice president of the Supreme Court of Kenya to the Judicial Service Commission," she said in her resignation letter to President Kibaki.
Ms Baraza explained that her decision was prompted by her lack of confidence in the five-judge bench that was to determine her appeal at Supreme Court.
She singled out her former boss, Chief Justice Willy Mutunga, for making prejudicial remarks in a television interview endorsing the decision of the tribunal.
"Although I have preferred an appeal in the Supreme Court challenging the recommendations of the tribunal set up be your Excellency to probe my conduct, I do not see myself getting a fair and impartial hearing before the court as currently constituted. Two of the judges sat at the Judicial Service Commission which petitioned your Excellency to appoint the tribunal that probed my conduct. They cannot therefore logically and legally sit on my appeal.
"Secondly the Chief Justice in a recent television interview endorsed the tribunal's recommendations against me which are the subject of my appeal. This has compound my fears that I will not get a fair trial before a bench in which he will participate.
"I still reject the tribunal findings which I found most injudicious and not founded in known principles of law. However, our country is bigger and greater than any one of us," she said.
Source: Daily Nation
"A COUNTRY IS BIGGER AND GREATER THAN ANY ONE OF US." - Those were were great words Nancy Baranza resigned with. If all of us think this way we can built a good relationship as human is to err and be respectful to one another.
Nakupungia mkono wa kwaheri Bi Baraza unapoelekea nyumbani "Ingo" kuanza maisha mapya ambayo itakulazimisha uchanganyane na wenzio kina Kerubo mle vijijini, madimbwini ya kuosha ng'ombe, machungani yenye maporomoko ya ardhi, sokoni za wazi siku za Jumatano na Jumamosi, makanisani na katika mikutano ya Baraza: waliko watu wadogo. Ungelifikiri ulilolitenda kwa kudharao, kunyanyua, kulikapa na kulikamua pua la Bi Kerubo, ungalijiuzuru mamlakani miezi kumi iliopita.
Usingelionyesha kiburi na bezo kwa Bi Kerubo, ambaye ni kati ya Wakenya 85 ambao wanapokea mshahara wa Ksh6000 kwa mwezi, tusingalikukemea, kushikwa na hamaki na hamasa. Ni kasumba yako potovu kwa walio wa kimo, wadhifa na cheo cha chini katika machweo yaliyokuporomosha. Ni mamlaka yako ya kiwango cha juu serikalini yaliokusambaratisha ukidhania kwamba, kama hakimu mkuu, ungetumia vibaya sheria uzijuavyo kuepuka hasira za wananchi walioshuhudia tendo hilo.
Tafadhari kabla hujang'atuka uongozini, hebu mfanyie Bi Kerubo jambo moja la maana: muombe msamaha, au kwa meneno matatu tu, mwambie, " KERUBO, NIWIE RADHI!" Pengine manenowe tamliwaza ukiwa, talituliza rohowe, itawafanye Wakenya hohe hahe wakusamehe na kukusahau, ili naye aufunguwe ukurasa mpya wa kuihudumia nchi yake. Ni kwa sababu masuala ya nchi ndio kipaumbele kuliko masuala ya ubinafsi.
THANK A LOT FOR RESIGNING SO AS TO SAFEGUARD THE IMMUNITY OF THE JUDICIARY AND TO SHOW SOME JUSTICE.