Peter Makori’s excellent and timely column (3/28) headed “Assault on the judiciary troubles eastern Africa” paints a grim picture for the survival of justice in the region because of political interference in the dispensation of justice in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.
Political interferences in those east African countries may have differed from each other, and may differ from our administration’s firing of eight U.S. attorneys, but all political interference, anywhere, by any means, leads to the same conclusion: Justice is in peril.
The Republicans argue that although explanations of the firings may have been clumsy, those attorneys served at the pleasure of the president, and the firings were nothing more than business as usual. Maybe. But because a large majority of Americans are troubled by the firings, let the facts speak for themselves.
Bring on the subpoenas. Let’s find out if the president’s “pleasure” extends to the prerogative of obstructing justice.