People seeking justice would not expect this from inebriated officers.

Though CJ Maraga has not given any figures, the fact that he has been compelled to warn about it confirms that it’s, indeed, a serious problem.

Just the same way judicial officers who engage in corruption face the sack, magistrates and judges known to be drunks must not be spared.

We can only enhance public confidence in the Judiciary by relentlessly waging a clean-up campaign to ensure that errant officers are not just identified and punished, but also removed so that they do not compromise the delivery of justice.

Judicial officers must be beyond reproach to fully discharge their vital duty in society. It’s no place for drunkards.


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