Judiciary ‘radical surgery’ haunts Ringera at interview

Mr Aaron Ringera and Judiciary registrar Anne Amadi as he was ushered in for the interview. Photo: Capital FM

The Aaron Ringera-led committee report on corruption in the Judiciary has come to haunt the former anti-graft czar at his interview for Chief Justice.

While Ringera has described the work the committee did as the ‘high noon’ of his career, what could be described as an ‘aggressive’ Judicial Service Commission has differed.

All three judges on the Commission questioned how Ringera could consider looking back on the committee’s report with pride when so many judicial officers had their reputations imputed without a fair hearing.

While acknowledging that injustice, Ringera was however insistent that the committee did good work as it took courage to investigate his peers and superiors, some of whom he says were his friends.

“I have no regrets over the purge of the Judiciary. It was my highest moment because I was looking at my seniors and my friends five of whom suffered I felt personally pained, but I did the job,” said Mr Ringera.

He also said he was not to blame for the release of the information to the media and shifted blame elsewhere, since the list was confidential.

“There was no provision for public participation. People were appointed on radio. I was appointed Solicitor-General on radio, would you blame me for that?” asked Justice (rtd) Ringera.

He has however conceded that if he were to take on the task today, he would do things differently.

“If given the job now, I would do it differently in a new legal and constitutional dispensation,” said Mr Ringera to commissioner Mohamed Warsame’s question.


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