Nairobi businessman files petition to have DPP Haji removed from office
Nairobi businessman Francis Njeru has filed a petition at the Public Service Commission (PSC) seeking the removal of Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji from office.
In the petition, Njeru accuses Haji of mismanaging a case involving a property dispute between him, China Road Bridge Corporation, and ARJ Capital.
Njeru says the DPP withdrew the matter from the court in which two directors of ARJ Capital, who are allegedly related to him, were charged.
“If DPP has become the weakest link in criminal justice, he cannot prosecute his cronies... his relatives... his friends, then as taxpayers we have been left on our own,” Njeru told journalists on Monday.
Through lawyers Danstan Omari and Cliff Ombeta, Njeru further says the DPP made an unsuccessful attempt to stop the case at the high court.
“For Njeru to get his justice, then the DPP must leave. For anybody who is going to go to court and the DPP interferes with his matters, for those people to get justice, the DPP must leave. When matters of this nature have reached the public service prosecution, the DPP must leave,” said Ombeta.
“The DPP is at the forefront of telling everyone that once a matter has gone to court you must step aside, is he doing so?” Ombeta further posed.
On his part, Omari termed Haji as a DPP for “the rich and the politically connected”, saying the law should apply equally.
This is the second petition before the PSC, the first having been filed by a sister to the late tycoon Tob Cohen.