BY SAM ALFAN.
An activist has written to the President Uhuru Kenyatta for his intervention and compel Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji to resign or step aside from office.
Charles Rubia wants the DPP directed to resign from the office and investigations conducted on the issues that will be brought to President’s attention.
He claims that DPP Haji has failed to provide leadership to the institution he has been tasked to lead and has failed to give directions to capable prosecutors on the way forward.
“Notwithstanding, it is imperative and necessary that the President does intercede like greased lightning for the sake of all Kenyans who are now looking up to the president to uphold their fundamental rights and freedoms, the rule of law, justice and public interest in the fullness of time,” Rubia says in the letter.
He adds that several letters and petitions and numerous calls for action to administrative bodies and relevant commissions have been made against Haji.
“Establishing enumerating and illustrating countless grounds that would ideally prima facie warrant the removal of the Director of Public Prosecution from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution in accordance with Article 158 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010,” he adds.
He says a quick walk along the corridors of justice within the court corridors you will no longer see the vibrant and smiling prosecutors we once knew and regarded highly and whispers can be heard of their frustrations, they cannot make quick decisions for fear of repercussions, transfers, interdictions without justification and senior prosecutors have been sidelined to handle serious matters thus serious lack of membership.
He claimed that DPP Haji has never stepped in a court of law to prosecute and unlike his predecessors, he is yet to appear before any court within Kenya.
“Haji has been busy and preoccupied by embarking on launching various guidelines solely without proper stakeholders’ consultation causing unnecessary disharmony within criminal justice shareholders,” he said.
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