DPP refers 57 cases for further scrutiny

Written By: Franco Kundu

Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji

The office of the Director of Public Prosecution has returned 57 cases that need further scrutiny to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, EACC.

Nine cases according to Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji involve County Governors.

EACC he said is required to deal with some gaps amid concerns that some information relating to banks is not sufficient.

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He described the situation as alarming.

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Appearing before the Senate Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs led by Samson Cherarkey, Haji said that his office cannot rule out a possibility that some investigators, prosecutors and judiciary may have been compromised.

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Senate Minority Leader James Orengo challenged the Director of Public Prosecution to establish synergy with line institutions to fix the challenges he is facing.

Orengo reminded Haji that out of ten Governors facing various allegations only one can be prosecuted.

Busia senator Amos Wako asked the office of the director of public prosecution to give Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission timelines to dispense various cases under investigation with a view of sustaining prosecution of suspects.

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Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior wondered why it is impossible to carry out prosecution against culprits of Ruaraka land based on a parliament report 15 years after the establishment of the Anti-Corruption Court.


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