DPP: Allegations of bias in NYS case are baseless

By Judith Akolo

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Keriako Tobiko has dismissed allegations of bias in the decision to prosecute individuals implicated in the National Youth Service scandal.

Tobiko in a signed statement said allegations of compromise and political manipulation in the NYS case are baseless and unwarranted.

While assuring the public that his office will remain focused on the law in the execution of his mandate, the DPP said allegations of compromise and other ulterior considerations in the NYS case should not arise.

“Allegations of compromise by my office in the execution of my high public duty are completely baseless and unwarranted,” said the DPP in the terse statement sent to media houses.

Saying his office will not allow politicians to politicize legal processes, Tobiko asked politicians to respect the principle of fidelity to the law.

“Politicians should not drag our legal processes into parochial political theatrics that only serve to defeat justice,” said Tobiko.

“As the DPP we make decisions based on evidence and the law,” said the DPP and continued, “This is what we have done. That is our constitutional duty.”

A section of the media Wednesday reported some politicians alleging bias in the prosecution of Devolution PS Peter Mangiti and NYS Director General Dr. Nelson Githinji who stepped aside on Monday night to pave way for investigations into the NYS saga.


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