Big lesson from the judiciary

Editor, The move by the judiciary to fire 12 of its employees over serious misconduct, including corruption is indeed praiseworthy. The judiciary is supposed to provide services to the people first other than advancing their own interests.

Editor,

The move by the judiciary to fire 12 of its employees over serious misconduct, including corruption is indeed praiseworthy.

The judiciary is supposed to provide services to the people first other than advancing their own interests.

The dismissed employees who include two Presidents of Primary courts, two registrars and a judge, sacked on grounds of soliciting bribes and swindling government funds, should be heavily reprimanded.

Judges’ integrity should be beyond reproach in the eyes of the public. Impartiality and honesty are the basics of a good justice system.

Once judges or court registrars solicit bribes to subvert the course of justice, people will lose trust in them and might resort to other means like mob justice to settle their grievances. Members of the legal fraternity should realise that the law exists to bind the community and cannot be violated with impunity.

I hope that we do not hear any more stories involving members of the judiciary in bribery scandals.

It is true that we have many honest and credible jurists and the few, who taint our judiciary must be exposed and tried.

Justin Rutaremara

Kigali

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