Haji warns against intimidation as graft war intensifies


Haji warns against intimidation as graft war intensifies
DPP Noordin Haji. PHOTO/COURTESY

In Summary

  • The DPP called for integrity but also warned against intimidation.
  • He further noted that the decision to charge suspects will now be in liaison with investigators.
  • The Tuesday induction comes in the wake of increased arrests of those suspected to be involved in corruption.

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji has told his officers not to be cowed even as the fight against corruption intensifies.

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Speaking during an induction exercise on Tuesday, the DPP called for integrity but also warned against intimidation.

“You will act professionally at all times. You will be fair and impartial and act only in the public interest and prosecute without fear or favour,” Haji told the officers.

The DPP further noted that the decision to charge suspects will now be in liaison with investigators.

“We have to ensure we cooperate, coordinate and collaborate with the investigators and the Judiciary who are our key partners in dispensing justice,” he said during an induction of new officers.

On his part, Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss George Kinoti insisted that officers must always present facts.

Kinoti urged cooperation with investigators and efficient preparation before presenting a matter in court.

“We want to see a completely changed system… We plan on going with you to the field so that we all experience together and then come back as one battalion to face the advance team,” said Kinoti.

Out of the 90 new officers inducted on Tuesday, 70 will be prosecutors while 20 will be administrators.

According to Haji, the new officers will be well equipped and trained in a bid to promote the rule of law as well as protect the rights of all people.

The Tuesday induction comes in the wake of increased arrests of those suspected to be involved in corruption.

This includes high profile individuals such as Deputy CJ Philomena Mwilu, former Kenya Power boss Ben Chumo and ex-Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero.

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