The rift between Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti and the Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji has once again manifested itself in public just two months after the two called a truce.
In a fresh battle for supremacy, DCI Kinoti recently lodged an appeal to have Haji arrested and charged with forgery.
According to Kinoti, the DPP forged the attendance list of the Terrorism and Terror Financing Act stakeholder forum and further blamed him for the flop of the case against businessman Humphrey Kariuki, who was facing a Ksh41 billion tax evasion case.
However, in a rejoinder, Haji told DCI to stick to their legal mandates as enshrined in the constitution while discharging duties without invading that of other their counterparts while accusing the investigative agency of undermining the criminal justice system.
A few weeks ago, DPP Haji took a dig at Kinoti’s office by claiming that the blatant use of excessive force, arrests and detentions without reasonable cause was eroding public confidence in the criminal justice system.
Haji warned that his office would not charge anyone in court based on insufficient or arbitrarily acquired evidence.
Do you think the supremacy battles between the two agencies will undermine the delivery of justice in the country?
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