The corrupt have paid their debt to society

Editor, I think that the judges at the Supreme Court are wrong in releasing a list of 94 individuals convicted for corruption. I assumed that after serving their time in penitentiary, they’d paid their debt to society. So, why should they suffer further stigma? After all, does the Court release the names of other released former convicts? I think it’s patently unfair.
The Supreme Court. (Inset) Chief Justice Aloysie Cyanzayire
The Supreme Court. (Inset) Chief Justice Aloysie Cyanzayire

Editor,

I think that the judges at the Supreme Court are wrong in releasing a list of 94 individuals convicted for corruption. I assumed that after serving their time in penitentiary, they’d paid their debt to society. So, why should they suffer further stigma?

After all, does the Court release the names of other released former convicts? I think it’s patently unfair.

Do they release the name of rapists and murderers? So why are they releasing the names of those convicted of corruption? Is it the worst kind of crime?

Is it impossible to rehabilitate someone guilty of this crime? I don’t understand their rationale in this measure.

Don’t they believe that the prison service does its job in making these former criminals better citizens? I would appreciate some feedback.

Patrick Manzi
Kanombe

 

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