Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji has identified the key thing needed in the fight against corruption which has taken a toll on him.
Haji has called out for help, stating that he can’t sustain the war alone.
Speaking in Kisumu, where he is currently presiding over the opening of a new regional office, DPP Haji remarked that he needs 2000 prosecutors.
The DPP reiterated that the number given would enable him tackle the fight effectively.
He further insisted that claims suggesting the push to eradicate graft had slowed down, were false.
When questioned over the delay of prosecution of high ranking people, the son of Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji, asserted that the flaw in the system was to be blamed.
The Head of the national prosecution institution, uttered that precisely over 180 cases had been brought forward to his office for legal action to be taken since the time he assumed power in 2018.
Haji, pointed out that the main suspects in the cases had not been taken to jail due to a procedure that has to be strictly followed before passing judgement.
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He added that the justice system was not his mandate alone but involved various branches of the government.
The sentiments by Haji were however contradictory to those he made during an interview on Citizen’s TV show JKL Live.
The tough talking prosecutor, argued that he wasn’t winning the war on corruption but rather had been forced to make adjustments to sustain the fight.
“We are making inroads, I cannot say that we are winning the war.”
“I’m being very frank here but we are making a lot of inroads.” stated Haji.
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In March this year, Haji made it clear that the country was economically on the brink of collapsing due to the rise in corruption.
“It’s not about real money any more; it’s about everything going and Kenya being on its deathbed, if this is not curbed. This is beyond theft or corruption.”
“It is Kenyans stealing from their own coffers; stealing from oneself. As Kenyans we probably need to come up with a terminology which will capture that this is beyond theft and corruption” proclaimed the DPP.
Haji revealed that the nation might have lost Ksh 16.8 billion which did not include the Ksh 21 billion Kimwarer and Arror dams scandal that caused an uproar from Kenyans.