The National Integrity Alliance has opposed the nomination of Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji as the next Director General of the National Intelligence Service (NIS).
Addressing the media on Sunday, the Alliance pointed out compromised track record and failure to fulfil constitutional obligations during Haji’s tenure as DPP.
The integrity watchdog raised concern over the recent withdrawal of cases linked to politicians and government officials saying such decisions by the DPP amount to incompetence and gross misconduct.
“Haji has in the past demonstrated gross misconduct, incompetence and non-compliance with the Constitution of Kenya 2010, specifically Chapter 6 on Leadership and Integrity, the Public Officer Ethics Act 2003, the Leadership and Integrity Act 2012, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions Act 2013, and the Decision to Charge Guidelines 2019.”
“Haji has by his own admission indicated that he was ·politically influenced and demonstrated a lack of objectivity in decision-making. He failed to ensure that decisions are not influenced by favouritism, other improper motives, or corrupt practices because withdrawal of charges against specific individuals who have clear political connections,”
The Alliance will on Monday petition the Public Service Commission to have Haji removed from office after which they will present a memoranda to the National Assembly Committee on defense, Intelligence and Foreign relations.
President William Ruto nominated Haji to succeed Major General Philip Kameru who is serving his final term.