Judge Pauline Nyamweya

Challenging culture of impunity in Kenya

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The solemn opening remarks by Judges John Mativo and Pauline Nyamweya signaled the gravity of the decision they were about to give and the horrors the case would disclose: torture, unlawful abduction, years in illicit detention, lives wrecked, bodies broken.

Law is the “bloodline of every nation”, the judges said. “The end of law is justice. It gives justice meaning.” It was a shield or refuge from misery, oppression and injustice.

No gvmt budget to pay damages’ award is no excuse – high court

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During 1991, taxi operator George Waithaka was brutally beaten by Kenyan soldiers. He lost consciousness for four days and needed metal implants in his legs. After some initial difficulties, he finally won judgment in September 2014, stipulating that he be paid damages. Months later an official order against the government was issued by the court for payment of damages amounting to KShs 3,858,528 This represented damages plus interest up to that date.

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