The Supreme Court tried to climb down a little in convicting and sentencing Bishop John Mambo by fining him K25,000 or nine months in prison. As we have stated before, the way the Supreme Court has handled these contempt of court proceedings has been really embarrassing. The Supreme Court has been carried away with the protection of its image and in the process has ignored the law. It is difficult to understand why the Supreme Court has treated these contempt of court cases as if they were committed in the face of the court. None of these contempt of court cases was committed in the face of the court. As such none of its proceedings should have taken place without the consent of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
What the Supreme Court judges should have done was to complain to the police and allow the Director of Public Prosecutions to handle the matter.
Why did the Supreme Court rush to treat these cases as if contempt of court was committed in the face of the court? They were in a hurry to avenge, punish those who had offended them. They were blinded by pride and anger. Yes, it is annoying to be falsely accused in such a reckless way. But still the law has to be followed. The Supreme Court had no right to take the law into its own hands. This behaviour of the Supreme Court actually amounts to lawlessness. They are abusing their very powerful positions as Supreme Court judges to break the law and pass illegal judgments.
The judgment against Bishop Mambo and all his co-accused are illegal and are not permissible under the contempt of court Act. The maximum sentence under this Act is six months.
The Supreme Court had been using the White Book rules to try and sentence these people. This is wrong. These British rules are used only where we don’t have a direct law. But here we have the contempt of court Act. Why are they ignoring it? Is it deliberate so that they can directly hand out cruel and long sentences to the people who have offended them?
However, we like the cool and mature way Bishop Mambo has responded to their judgment and sentence.
When you start living the life of your dreams, there will always be obstacles, mistakes and setbacks along the way. But with perseverance and self-belief, there is no limit to what you can achieve.
Life is full of ups and downs. There is no such thing as a linear life. But you can always turn your setbacks into setups to come back stronger. We do not mature with age. We mature with the setbacks that we face in life! Each hardship is a battle we must engage and each victory is an accomplishment we must re-engage over and over again. Nobody has it simple or easy but it becomes easy if we understand that temporary setbacks and character building moments are part of life.
The tougher the setback, the better the comeback.
Obstacles and setbacks can never deter truly passionate people from achieving their life’s purpose.
A setback often moves us to a road that is even worse, but leads to an even better destination.
A setback is often a prerequisite to success; not a life sentence.
Everyone’s life is composed of ordinary grist as we are all human and to be human is to fail. Failure is not dishonorable; failure to set worthy goals and religiously aspire to achieve them is a disreputable means to squander a life. How any person’s life will turn out is a rebarbative mystery. Our lives will never achieve the loveliness of our dream visions. We must be cognizant of our failures because through great effort and especially magnificent failures we learn.
Being a religious person, Bishop Mambo must realise that with God, the setbacks of today are the precise ingredients that He needs to craft the victories of tomorrow.
Some incidents keep gnawing at us from the inside. They shatter the walls in our hearts. But we must hold on to ourselves in such moments. Life is so much more than these setbacks that we have to face in life.
Setbacks happen in life. Though we may not be able to stop them, we may choose whether to get affected by them! We must move on from a state of over-thinking about our setbacks to a state of achieving calm when happiness, peace, and tranquility can be achieved.
A principled person’s greatest disappointment will always be his or her own failures to respond to setbacks in a dynamic and positive way.
From the sadness, we learn something; from the happiness, we learn something. From the setbacks, we learn something and even from the success we learn something. We should never stop learning from any situation in life, for that is where the wisdom lies.
The challenge is never based on the size of the obstacle that stand before us. Rather, it is dictated by the degree of faith that rests within us.
Sorrow and strife comes to all persons. Mature people expect hardships and setbacks and patiently and determinedly work to accomplish their goals. Immature people lash out in anger and frustration when circumstances conspire to blunt their short-term objectives.
When things don’t always go our way, we have two choices in dealing with the situations. We can focus on the fact that things didn’t go how we had hoped they would and let life pass us by, or two, we can make the best out of the situation and know that these are only temporary setbacks and find the lessons that are to be learned.
What breaks you down is not the amount of pressure you feel at one time, but it’s the way you perceive and handle it.
Winners never suffer defeat, but rather just many setbacks on their way to victory.
We learn much by tribulation, and by adversity our hearts are made better.
Setbacks are just steppingstones to great things./