WHY ACTIVIST WANTS DPP STOPPED FROM FILING SEVERAL POSITIONS IN HIS OFFICE OVER NEPOTISM.

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Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji.

BY SAM ALFAN.

An activist has moved to court to stop Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji from carrying out interviews or filling several vacant positions in his office.

Memba Ocharo says in the petition that the DPP’s office should be restrained from carrying out interviews or eventually assigning any duties to successful candidates.

The DPP’s office had invited candidates for position including principal administrative officer, senior supply chain management officer 1 and senior principal finance officer.

The activist says the interviews should be suspended because of violating various Acts and the constitution.

Through lawyer Danstan Omari, Ocharo claims that all shortlisted candidates depict nepotism.

“The shortlisted candidates…come from the same religious and ethnic background as of those of Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji, which has raised eyebrow within the public in equal opportunities especially on matters of employment,” says Ocharo.

Ocharo argues in court documents that the DPP advertised for various posts to be filled within his office on May 11, 2021.

The deadline for submitting applications for qualified candidates ended in June 17, 2021 but on March 29 this year, his office published a list of shortlisted candidates on the ODPP website for the various positions advertised.

According to Icharo, the intended shortlisted candidates are due for an interview on diverse dates between April 25 and 28 at the venue known as NAIROBIPT1.

He accused the ODPP through DPP Haji of violating Article 73(2) and 232 of the Constitution and section 3 and 8 of the leadership and Integrity Act and section 17 of the Public Officer Ethics Act.

“The office of the Director of Public Prosecution has acted in a manner to the detriment of public interest and as such, this warranted this move to this court for the interests of expeditious justice,” says Ocharo in a sworn statement.

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