Former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga has given a surprise take on the shocking video of a teenage boy being executed in broad daylight.
In a tweet seen by the press, the former Chief Justice is taking on Kenyans who reacted to the video by saying that the officer was right to kill the thugs. According to Mutunga, the thugs are also Kenyans with constitutional rights which have been violated.
In other words, Mutunga, who served as the Chief Justice for more than 5 years, suggests that the plain-clothed officers involved in the killings should be in for a probing. He is right based on the actions of the officers. No police officer is supposed to be the jury, the prosecutor and the judge all rolled into one. By killing these two boys instantly without arresting them for a court appearance, police officer above may have violated the due process.
Due process is the legal requirement that the state must respect all legal rights that are owed to a person. Due process balances the power of law of the land and protects the individual person from it.
Mutunga’s take comes at almost the same time when Inspector General of police Joseph Boinnett ordered a probe into the viral video to ascertain that the people involved were indeed officers.
The two suspects who were felled are said to be among a group of a dangerous gang dubbed Superpower, which has been terrorizing Eastleigh and Nairobi residents.