In a swift and decisive move, President Samia Suluhu has officially sacked Deputy Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Pauline Gekul, following disturbing allegations of torture. The State House Press released a statement today, confirming the expulsion of Gekul from her position in the government.
The decision comes in response to serious accusations made by an 18-year-old boy from Babati District, detailing harrowing experiences of torture allegedly orchestrated by the Deputy Minister. Despite the allegations gaining widespread attention on social media, Gekul had not publicly addressed the claims.
The urgency and gravity of the situation prompted President Samia Suluhu to take immediate action, signaling that Gekul’s continued presence in the government was untenable. Gekul, who had previously served as a Member of Parliament for the opposition CHADEMA party before joining the ruling CCM party and assuming a ministerial role in 2020, now faces the consequences of these severe allegations.