Is Ruto controlling the Judiciary?
By John Kamau, editor, thingira.org
Questions are being asked on whether William Ruto is using the billions of shillings he has looted to bribe judicial officers.
Some top judges and magistrates are in Ruto’s payroll and thus have been making absurd rulings.
The latest was a magistrate acquitting former Sports Cabinet Secretary Richard Echesa in the Sh39 billion fake arms scandal.
The magistrate who acquitted Echesa has now been suspended.
Senior Principal Magistrate Kenneth Cheruiyot was suspended for reading the ruling at night.
There are reports the magistrate was bribed to acquit Echesa, a close ally of Deputy President as one way of shielding Ruto from possible prosecution.
Echesa was the link between Ruto and the architects of multi-billion shillings scandal.
It is on record that the scandal was executed in the Deputy President’s Harambee House, which means Ruto was aware of it.