Isiolo Women Rep, Rehema Jaldesa has threatened to mobilize residents and close down the Isiolo Court over claims of corruption. The Women Rep who was addressing a section of Isiolo residents said the court is involved in corruption and allowing the rich to buy justice. The legislator who was for a long time chasing after alleged rape cases said justice is on sale in Isiolo court as it protects prominent members of the community who commit sexual crimes. ”We ask the authorities to come and clean this court or we will take the law into our hands and close it down” said the angry legislator.
She narrated how a prominent member of the community impregnated a girl of 13 years and coerced her to abort. She said money was paid to the court authorities and the police to influence judgement. The legislator accused the court of releasing rape and sexual assault cases on lenient bonds.
There has been an alarming rise of violence and sexual defilement against women and girls in the county. Few months ago the legislator called for the castration of rapist and petitioned the national assembly speaker for amendment to the Sexual Offenders section which she said was both lame and lenient.