Had the Nitijela audit public hearings been a basketball championship game, the Judiciary System would’ve been named “MVP” — most valuable player.
The Judiciary team, led by Chief Clerk Ingrid Kabua, literally controlled how their audit report played out following a never-before used stunt: Ingrid provided the panel with a drawing that depicts the cash flow in her department — using the faucet-catchment system analogy used often by Namu Senator Tony Aiseia. Kabua lured the bait and the panel bit.
But, despite having a zero-findings report, the panel held the Judiciary representatives captive for the duration of their originally allocated time. All questions asked were easily answered, with documents, by Kabua.
Read more about this in the March 15, 2018 edition of the Marshall Islands Journal.