Kenya has become a “bandit economy”, says Chief Justice Willy Mutunga

“The influence of the cartels is overwhelming…If we do not fight the cartels, we become their slaves. But leaders who do take on the cartels must be prepared to be killed or exiled.”

Hon. Justice Dr Willy Mutunga, Kenya's Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court. Credit: Ford Foundation.

Hon. Justice Dr Willy Mutunga, Kenya’s Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court. Credit: Ford Foundation.

According to Kenya’s chief justice, Willy Mutunga, the country’s citizens are at war with mafia-style cartels run by political bosses and corrupt businesspeople. He says that Kenya harbours mafia-style criminals similar to Al Capone’s mob in 1920s America, and that this “cartel collects millions every day”.

In a recent interview with Dutch newspaper, NRC Handelsblad, the respected Mutunga claims that corruption stretches from the very bottom to the very top of society. He says, for instance, that a Kenyan policeman who extorts a bribe from a motorist must share the booty with the head of the local station, who in turn shares the money with superiors possibly all the way up to police chiefs in Nairobi. Larger cartels, he explains, make money through trafficking illegal migrants, counterfeit money, weapons, drugs and consumer goods.

Mutunga, 69, has been nicknamed ‘the Robin Hood of the Kenyan judiciary’. The son of a tailor, he rose up the system through talent and sheer determination. Previously a left-wing academic, he stood up against the dictatorship of President Daniel arap Moi, leading to Mutunga’s dismissal from the university and a prison sentence in 1982. After the end of Kenya’s one-party state in 1991, Mutunga became president of the Law Society of Kenya and chair of the Kenyan Human Rights Commission. After the election violence of 2007/8, which claimed more than a thousand casualties, Kenyans demanded fundamental reforms. Mutunga was made Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court and was tasked with reorganising the judiciary. The heads of corrupt judges began to roll.

Nevertheless, Mutunga claims corruption in Kenya has never been worse than today.

“The influence of the cartels is overwhelming,” he says. “They are doing illegal business with politicians. If we do not fight the cartels, we become their slaves. But leaders who do take on the cartels must be prepared to be killed or exiled.”

Mutunga is averse to the pomp, wealth and self-regard that is the hallmark of many Kenyan politicians. His defence of gay rights and an ornamental stud in his earlobe meanwhile have caused some political turbulence. “We do not want a Chief Justice with a decorative button to communicate with unseen spirits,” quipped Deputy President William Ruto some years back.

Despite now being a member of the establishment, however, Mutunga doesn’t hesitate to criticise the government and parliament. “Yes, I am now at the top. I’m riding a tiger, hoping that the monster will not devour me,” he says. “But as long as I fight the cartels and they are protected, you cannot achieve anything. You are taking these people into a corrupt investigating system, through a corrupt anti-corruption system, and a corrupt judiciary.”

“If our constitution and the clause Chapter 6 about corruption were being implemented, I am sure 80% of [politicians] would not be suitable for political leadership,” he adds.

Shadows versus the state

According to Mutunga, weak state structures in African countries create space for criminal networks to operate, especially when these groups operate along ethnic loyalties. Cartels collaborate with politicians and military leaders, gaining huge influence and sometimes overshadowing the government itself.

“Globally, according to the World Economic Forum, this illicit economy that includes counterfeit is worth $3.5 trillion,” says Mutunga. “In Kenya, the counterfeit economy is worth $1.2 billion annually according to the Kenya Association of Manufacturers. It has got involved in supporting politicians in a big way.”

The Chief Justice brings up the example of the $3.8 billion railway construction contract the government signed with a Chinese state enterprise in which the bid was limited to that single company.

“We should have divided it up with different companies so that our interests would be paramount. Now we deal only with the Chinese,” he says, before going on to explain why the bidding process might have kept so restricted.

“The deal we have is based on commission. Guys are saying: we just had expensive elections where we spent 10 billion Kenya Shillings ($100m). We have to get it from somewhere. Or we have to think about the election in 2017 and we need a war chest. So you have all that stealing. We have become a bandit economy. Africa after 50 years of independence, after looting of resources, has become stuck. Inequality is also stuck”.

Are these powerful cartels going to challenge the state itself?

“What happens now in Kenya with corruption has become a very serious war between cartels. Whenever there is a change of government, some cartels benefit and others lose out. And those that lose out don’t go out quietly. And that is where the judiciary comes in, because the losers come to court and say: ‘under the constitution, this tender for the railroad did not have public participation, it was single sourcing, it was corrupt’.”

Mutunga gives another example. The Kenyan army has been combating the Islamist militant group al-Shabaab in southern Somalia since 2011. And this fight is not without its individual winners. A smuggling ring controls the Somali port city of Kismayo according to a UN report, and a recent publication by Journalists for Justice reveals that under the protection of the Kenyan army, traders (some with links to al-Shabaab) smuggle all kinds of Asian electronics, sugar, food and drugs into Kenya. The scam reportedly yields between one and two million dollars every month. “When a racket as in Kismayo prevails, what is the role of the state?” asks Mutunga.

Have these shadow networks even taken over state power in some countries?

“That debate has been raging for some time in Africa. In Mali, the government lost its control. Boko Haram in Nigeria and al-Shabaab in Somalia have taken over large portions of the state. There, the state lost its legitimacy. In Kenya, we almost got to it with Mungiki [a violent Kikuyu secret society]. They started policing slum areas and bus routes, taxing people in return for security. They were allowed that by the state, particularly the Kikuyu elite. When there was a fallout, the state went after them and literally killed them. They were hunted down like rats, because they were all known.”

And now we fight it out

Mutunga hopes for a new generation of politicians which can take on and fight the cartels.

“The connection between cartels and politicians must be broken,” he says. “The newly-elected Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari gives me hope. He must fight against many cartels, like the oil cartel. The status quo is deeply rooted. But there comes a time when the leaders have to say ‘And now we fight it out’.”

In Kenya, President Uhuru Kenyatta has recently been making noises that he is prepared to take up this struggle too, and Mutunga suggests that the 2017 elections “may well be fought on issues of corruption and jurisprudence”.

However, with many in Kenya yet to be convinced by Kenyatta’s speeches about tackling corruption, is the president sincere?

“I can tell you that whenever President Uhuru talks about cartels he is angry, maybe because the cartels are messing up his political programme or that he genuinely wants to dismantle them,” says Mutunga. “I see he is serious”.

Koert Lindijer is the Africa correspondent for the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad.

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64 thoughts on “Kenya has become a “bandit economy”, says Chief Justice Willy Mutunga

  1. Good article and very true whats going in Africa. Vice President William Ruto needs to go unless he gets himself cleanup within 6 months or so.

  2. Mutunga should be the last person to talk about corruption in Kenya. Why? because he lost credibililty way back with the election of Uhuruto

  3. This man truly understands the system of corruption… and yes, its very frastrating to drive and do business in Kenya. I was there for 2 months and was stopped for total of 10 times and being forced to bribe the police. The police are the worse and the Kenyan people are Okey with this. Was born here but is too much. Appreciate more living in states!!!

  4. There is truth to what the honorable Chief Justice says, most of which is now an open secret among ordinary Kenyans. Given the government’s reputation for extra-judicial killings, Mr. Mutunga may have unwittingly identified himself as a target for the death squads. His courage must nonetheless be applauded. Public silence is exactly what the cartels hope for — and expect. But silence will not issue the much needed challenge needed to take country back from thugs.

  5. Mutunga is 101 percent right. This economy runs on 3 rickety wheels -corruption, crime and drugs ..all illegal. God help us

  6. The Kenyan politicians sold this country to these bandits Mutunga is talking about right from the word go. The bandits were wise even during the constitutional review and they sneaked in clauses that made Kenya their slave. What do you expect when the legislators fail in their roles? What do you expect if we elect law breakers into legislative positions?Unfortunately the masses are so ignorant and they keep on electing the same people who have been betraying them. They keep on impoverishing Kenyans so that they may rule them properly. They will complain to masses only when they disagree in their deals.

    People may have thought that the former president Daniel T. Arab Moi was a fool when he said that one day, Kenyans will wish that he comes back to power, but very soon they are going to know why he said so. People cried ‘change, change’, BUT, they did not ask themselves where the change is leading them to? Possessed by hypnotic power, they blindly changed the constitution ignoring so many issues which have turned to be a monster.
    I was looking at a paper that was written on ‘The Constitutional Management of Religious Diversity in Kenya’. To my surprise, some of the recommendations actually do not reflect the purpose for which the paper was intended and you wonder what the legislators were doing to overlook some of these evident anomalies. The immigration laws have also put this country in a serious danger so to say. Every person is issued with Kenyan citizenship. All these are purely legal loopholes and the responsibilities of the legislators and judiciary.

    I refer you to a post here by Tom Odula on November, 6th 2015 entitled “Tribal Tensions resurface again in Kenya worrying many”. On this post, Justice Willy Mutunga is quoted saying; “The drums of possible violence are being heard”, Reve. Peter Karanja – Secretary General for the National Council of Churches in Kenya is quoted saying; “Kenyans are divided along tribal lines. They identify with their tribes before their Nation”; Catholic Bishop Cornelius Korir is quoted saying; “Our nation is facing a great trial that threatens to tear it apart”; The Chairman of The National integration & Cohesion Commission Mr. Francis Ole Kaparo is quoted saying; “Those who spew hatred are never sent to prison and that The local media, The Police, The Judiciary, and people who cheer on hate-mongers all share blame for the situation. All of us must realize that we have a problem and deal with it”.

    With all these signals, we should definitely know that there is a big problem in Kenya and, to get things back to track, we may end up paying a bigger price than the one we paid for independence.

    Corruption by all, big and small has put this country in a state of dilemma. Whoever receives a bribe to transact an illegal business or strike an illegal deal, should first count the cost of it. For all the problems encountered by Kenya as a country, someone has received a bribe be it big or small, but one should know that the end result is a tragedy affecting generations.

  7. The CJ’s views are correct and honest. my worry is that very few leadership to sacrifice for the country in place of self interest. Cartels recruit budding anti-corruption voices into their deep-waters never to surface but we must fight it on

  8. This article is fine except I have concern on its timing when Mutunga is almost retiring in June. This ought to come early during your tenure because these valid information was within your domain long ago. Some may inter-prate it as a CV for looking for another job in the government. However, cartels are not knew in Kenya they are all over since the bible time. In book of Joshua, God says I will give you the land, the kings and the ‘power brokers’. it means any governance must acknowledge the three pillars in any leadership structure. The president however, has a duty to reduce the impact of cartels because if left unregulated they simply takes over control and government loses meaning

  9. Unfortunately, the same Kenyans whose rights are abused are impervious to reasoning and instead are busy eating the leftovers and droppings of these economic-politics cartels. The political class will continue to oppress the economy and suffocate development as long as the masses have a blind following.

  10. I admire and agree with Willy Mutunga’s sentiments. However, my disconnect and inability to comprehend what he says arises from the fact that as one of the key players leading one arm of government “The Judiciary” what makes it impossible to cut or dismantle the cartels and links within the file and rank in Kenyan police?. The cartels forming the chain within the police have a direct link with another cartel within the Judiciary. He has an opportunity to dismantle all the cartels in the judiciary and even start with a structure made of skeleton staff as long as he informed the common man why that is necessary. The genesis would be to start with very few clean staff and beef up the numbers with support from the general public as long as they are made to understand, ensure that the heavy fines legislated by politicians are reduced to near zero to start with then advance to full house made of sane people free of cartels!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Its sad to see the people who knows what needs to be done not given chance and when eventually they get the chance their hands are tied and are frustrated since there in no political good will to support this.
    Surely we must work on our morals in our societies.

  12. The thoughts of Justice Matungu are the thought of many a Kenya soul.
    And it in not there are no Kenya n’s who can stand up and talk. They are many but are weak or scared of the system. With the “passing of en envelope or btiefcase, they shut up and so, are silenced for good.
    My poor and unfortunate country, Kenya.

  13. It is good to say it openly but for you as the chief justice why do these cartels seem so immune to prosecution. I know you are saying this out of frustration because the guys are so powerful to destroy them it requires a Michuki. The judiciary itself is in a mess as you indicated some times back. Do the RADICAL surgery as many times as the law permits and i believe you will win the war. I congratulate the President for what he is trying to do and with our support he is also gone to win.

  14. This is a true picture of the Kenyan situation. We need selfishless and patriotic Kenyans to join the President in fighting corruption otherwise we are leaving him (president) to also be a captive of the cartels of prominent politicians and big businesspersons.

  15. “I can tell you that whenever President Uhuru talks about cartels he is angry, maybe because the cartels are messing up his political programme or that he genuinely wants to dismantle them,” says Mutunga. “I see he is serious”……………I hop his excellency wil dismantle them soon#Godhelpus

  16. It is time for Kenyans to pray and ask God to intervine on behalf of the entire country…in the name of Jesus.

  17. Its so sad that this is the time our Chief Justice has chosen to talk against this. Its very convenient to say those things at the end of your term..smh!!

  18. Well put Bw. CJ. Your honesty and courage is unnerving but there is that little caper about the ruling on the disputed presidential election in 2013. Perhaps you could spill the beans about the goings-on during that tense period in our country’s checkered history?

  19. CJ Mutunga is part of the problem, not part of a solution. Despite he depicting himself as being sincere, also he has fair deal of scandals he is involved in. Probably the biggest Mutunga is involved in, was the Kenya national election of 2013. How he dismissed the overwhelming evidences of electoral fraud for ‘formal reasons’ is epic. When Mutunga now complains about the corruption which is as bad as never before in Kenya, what went wrong? He himself played a crucial role in the process of cementing this system and giving the cartels a free ticket to loot. Why is he now shedding crocodile tears? And what is his role in the ongoing scandals which rock Kenya?
    As much as he speaks about the grand corruption, he is not doing much against it. The talking about the scandals might just a political strategy to keep the population quiet. ‘Look here… we are so much democracy that we can talk about our scandals!’ Meanwhile the looting continues.
    For me this article is just a very smart election advertisement for Uhuru Kenyatta. The last part of the article gives it away:
    ‘“I can tell you that whenever President Uhuru talks about cartels he is angry, maybe because the cartels are messing up his political programme or that he genuinely wants to dismantle them,” says Mutunga.“I see he is serious”.’

    Uhuru Kenyatta is not serious about fighting corruption, he is benefiting from it. So does Mutunga.
    As even Mutunga admits, corruption has taken stellar proportions since Kenyatta’s take over. That is enough ‘evidence’.

    The journalist should have researched this story better. But what we face in Kenya today, is that also long-term residents like Koert Lindijer dare not to dig to deep into the stories surrounding the cartels and corruption in Kenya. If Lindijer would investigate & dare to publish, he would earn a one-way ticket back to his beloved Netherlands.

    And why does this site place an election ad like this?

    The Kenya of today is not going the right way, not in terms of corruption and not in terms of press freedom. And we do need journalists who do dare to bring out the real stories.

  20. How genuine could this be? This is the same guy who helped the same guys he’s exposing to power in the previous elections. Was he also under pressure from the cartels then?

  21. Dr. Mutunga, you rubberstamped corruption the very day you made a very unpopular judgement on the bungled elections, your article makes a lot of sense but please look back at what you have contributed to all this…..shame on you

  22. This is one of the most serious article I have read in the recent past and it is nothing but the truth.

  23. very insightful. it is upon every Kenyan to realize that Kenya is our country and we all have a duty to ensure that we call upon our leaders to account for their actions or in this case inactions

  24. Normally when a country operates like this then it is a reflection of the country’s leadership. Either the leadership was also acquired by tricky ways or working on dishonest ways to secure power.

  25. I truly believe in Mutunga’s justifiable frustration as powerless chief justice. African leaders are more ruthless and corrupt than the former slave masters. They are heartless and merciless, always fulfilling their needs first before the citizens. Sometimes you fail to understand how a low paid civil servant employee can become a million $ rich within a year and yet it is unquetinable. So sad in deed! The current situation in Kenya is not different from former dictator Arap Moi’s regime. Corruption in Kenya can only be tackled with wise leadership and not tribal divide where a single tribe is put in lucrative positions to loot Kenya while others are backbenchers, ‘you never voted for us so you suffer’. These all creates miscellaneous cartels frustrating the poor kenyan who casts their vote hoping that this time there will be a change. The only demise is, they become poorer and overly frustrated. Uhuru must cleanse himself from these rogue people before taking decisive measure in castrating these hyenas looting KENYA’S sovereign wealth. The situation in kenya is utterly useless. When the day will reach its maximum then kenya will burn to ashes and the stolen wealth will mean nothing as the thieves shall be forced to seek for refuge in other countries. Watch and see… is a matter of time…..and the clock is ticking.

  26. Someone just wrote up there that CJ Mutunga is a joker! I hope he doesn’t mean it bcoz is 100% right or he just want to argue.

  27. The CJ speaks of articles 6 of the constitution which was mean to uphold integrity of office yet he is the same person who to told us that the current regime was elected legitimately.I say legitimately how yet the two had not been cleared at the ICC,based on that alone they should have disqualified them from running the country.Secondly ,his supreme court largely dismissed evidence that was collected to prove that there was election malpractice ,to name a few ,two contradictory voter regiistration logs ,the electoral equipment were designed by default to fail,evidence of votes counted not matching thise reported etc.

  28. Good analysis of the sad state of affairs in our country, where the gap between the rich and the poor is now growing too fast!
    There is need to review the rules on Leadership and Integrity which the last and current Parliaments have deliberately diluted to accommodate their selfish interests. Politicians, more than anyone else, need to sign performance contracts.No one should be above the law. Those who own own wealth that cannot be justified by known income sources should be made to surrender the same to the State.

  29. Good analysis of the sad state of affairs in our country, where the gap between the rich and the poor is now growing too fast!
    There is need to review the rules on Leadership and Integrity which the last and current Parliaments have deliberately diluted to accommodate their selfish interests. Politicians, more than anyone else, need to sign performance contracts.No one should be above the law. Those who own wealth that cannot be justified by known income sources should be made to surrender the same to the State.

  30. As much as the timing for voicing his frustration is suspect, Dr Mutunga has a point and rare courage that you don’t find in many Kenyans in high positions of power. The poverty cycle bedevilling us the common citizens denies us the power to choose wisely when the carrot is dangled during election, hence we end up electing crooks to the legislature (votes go to the highest bidder). As for the presidency, we elect tribal chiefs n not leaders.
    So the blame is entirely on us the electorate. We now enjoy freedom of expression and a fairly free election system through which we can express our wishes. I expect the reform crusaders of 1990s to embark on (or push for) civic education of the electorate if they truly care for this nation, otherwise their campaign is a yern for their time to dine with the cartels, n sink this country further.

  31. I sincerely cry foul to see what is happening in our country and it hurts more when you find out that these cartels are protected by the government.In my own view the war is still going to take longer if the three major arms of the government do not unite against the vice.But again my fear is how this can breed disaster in the country when the puplic particularly the youth who are educated but unemployed are just fed up with it leading leading to ‘Arab spring’ like protest which will be spontenous.This is a ticking bomb unless it is fixed.The current generation of kenyans are very educated and with free access of information and this is how the public will turn against its government.

  32. Has anybody here ever watched the movie “American Gangster?” by Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington? All it takes is one man who against all odds is willing to fight corruption, catch one top Dog and sacrifice him as a lesson to the rest that corruption is not tolerated… everyone else will toe the line. I understand and feel what the Chief Justice says here and it is time as Kenyans that we say Enough is Enough!!!

  33. If all of us commenting on this piece swallowed their ethnicity differences and embraced Kenya as a nation united then the likes of the cj willy mutunga would take this nation far. The legislator we elect are the biggest enemies of progress. It all starts with us then the cjs n the likes

  34. As much as he is sayin something truthful…it’s suprising how these guys become “enlightened” when they are nearing exit from top public offices! Today tis Mutunga, yesterday twas Nyachae, the day before twas Karangi! Just convenient statements devoid of any usefulness since they keep quiet when they are in a position to act! Tomorrow u will hear Uhuru, Ruto and Raila talk bout the same issues as they woo blind, ignorant and “other things voters”!

  35. Thank you Hon C.J Dr. Mutunga for this brave, Truthful and courageous analysis of the sad state of affairs in our country Kenya. Unfortunately I personally have no respect for your concern. You very well know that you had the greatest opportunity to change the history of leadership in Kenya for ever, but you chose to say “Lahamdullilah” and caused the people of Kenya untold pain when the Supreme Court declared UhuRuto president.

  36. The CJ Willy Mutunga is speaking about the tip of the iceberg.I am sure he has spared the details due to the sensitivity of this information.The cartels must be eliminated.Enough is enough!We must stop them before they stop us.We must flush them out and bring all of them to book.Kenya is full of courageous men and women.We can also fight these criminals with what we have.

  37. The CJ Willy Mutunga is speaking about the tip of the iceberg.I am sure he has spared the details due to the sensitivity of this information.The cartels must be eliminated.Enough is enough!We must stop them before they stop us.We must flush them out and bring all of them to book.Kenya is full of courageous men and women.We can also fight these criminals with what we have.

  38. The Hon CJ has done well to come out candidly to call the nation’s attention to the incredible, yet real situation unfolding in our country. The President and some member of the opposition have been calling attention to the same issue. Its now time for Parliament and the Senate to follow suit. The problem of corruption, inequality, injustice and economic sabotage has been with us from pre-independence days. As citizens and leaders at every level, we now have an opportunity to break the cycle and start rebuilding more honest, transparent and open systems to help break the cartels. It calls for personal conviction and wisdom by every leader of an institution to commit towards a change for better governance. It will require courage by everyone who observes these crimes anywhere to highlight them openly. The media has been caught up and usually thrives on peripheral issues that psyche the cartels rather than calling them to question. The media is a powerful tool that can fast track the change we all desire. Media owners should also move to a more aggressive approach in their reporting to smoke out the cartels. As the new year is still young, lets all make an effort in our small ways- become the change we want to see- talk openly about the unfairness we see or perceive- urge our leaders to be solution and service centered and educate young people to make choices based on a principle centered approach. Thank you Hon Justice. Keep shouting when you see these and other evils happening. The nation will listen and in due course, change will come. Your good legacy is assured.

  39. It’s the true picture of what’s happening,it angers,demoralizes & kills the spirit of development and being proud of our country. But do we have any clear mechanism to weed out this??? Yes ,the President speaks with anger about it but who is taking any meaningful action ?. If the cartels are so much deep rooted ,then it mean even if we sack ,prosecute etc no meaningful results shall be achieved.
    Does this call for alternative harsher punitive measures to those involved at least to create fear to Public property & respect to humanity?? We need a solution the sooner

  40. Because Kenya is governed by only two communities since independence with one community controlling about 60 percent of the economy, my sincere opinion is that we must change guard and have different individuals from different communities govern the country.

    The truth is, for this East African country to grow and its economy never be threatened by this ruthless cartels, tribal politics be abolished as most of this cartels (75%) originates from the ruling communities….!!!
    Do you think your brother is gonna STOP your evil when he knows clearly that all the wrong you do, when stopped will affect both of you..!!!??

    Lets bring fresh leaders into presidency and this calls into place leaders who always try so much fighting such cartels and their ill-motives without fear or favour.

    Lets give others chance to show best what they are capable of…we both know the game…and that’s purely what ‘Democracy’ spells….

    Imagine Kenya has more than 40 ethnic tribes who can equally work perfectly well to make Kenya great but only two-communities fells they can lead well…..!!!

    Why do they want to stay forever in power? Because they are the cartels eating-up on our economy and they fear being brought to book when someday the quit such positions….

    To all my fellow country men, i want you to know that when i buy my Unga (cooking flour) at Ksh.100 everyday, then you are not exceptional no matter the tribe you are coming from…and so the few elite are the only ones benefiting, the cartels Mutunga is afraid of killing our honest,struggling bandit economy

  41. Ruto is the biggest cartel. Even in NYS he was there via his proxy aide .there is nowhere no scandal you won’t find him mentioned

  42. Many people still believe that we are being colonized by the West. The truth as clearly seen in Kenyan leadership as depicted by the CJ is that kenyans are colonizing kenyans. The same thing happening in Kenya is happening in almost every African country. Blacks are colonizing blacks. Africa needs indepence from its own people. Kenya needs indepence. If I were able I could go to the streets after reading the article

  43. On point, this is very sad, Now kenya is more corrupt than Nigeria. ..I think there should be a law ….death penalty for corruption, that is as serious of remedy I can think of, am very sad for future of kenya.

  44. Reading the article was an opportunity to understand the current problems that have existed and slowly will be addressed. The Hon. SCJ Willy Mutunga is placing his life, his family and friends in a dangerous position by exposing the cartels. From the outside it is very easy to criticize his solutions, broadcasting his voice to all that will hear including the cartel:” we know who you and were coming’. Roman was built in a day, it takes time, education and then resistance from all beginning from the President. Let me assure you the process has begun for Kenya and I hope you are able to protect Dr. Mutunga , family and friends from these criminals and cartels as he slowly exposes them. There is a documentary currently available called “Cartels”, it exposes one man’s fight to the Mexican Drug Cartels. Eventually he is killed for his belief and let’s hope that’s NOT going to happen to SCJ Willy Mutunga.

  45. Corrupt individuals have already slide this poor nation into bankruptcy because our leaders are unable to kick their leadership into action since they don`t have a clue of what leadership is. Corruption in Kenya will only come to an end when pigs fly since those in power are money motivated and Kenyan subjective judgment is that “In order to be truly wealthy, you must be corrupt”. “Kenyans are walking down the wrong path willingly and if they don`t turn back, 2030 vision will be invalid, stupid or even laughable”. When will Kenya start a new chapter if it re-reads its old chapter? When will Kenya evolve a new face? When will Kenya emulate highly developed countries? When will Kenyans stop voting in confused presidents and rowdy Deputy presidents? May God pull Kenyans out of stupidity in 2017.

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