DPP Haji’s Life in Danger From Corruption Cartels, Uhuru Beefs His Security

The State is not taking any chances with the safety of Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji following his resoluteness on purging corruption.

A lot of security changes have been going on in his office and around him following concerns that the wealthy and politically connected who have fallen victim of his purge would not let an opportunity to harm him pass.

Getting to his 19th floor office at NSSF building is no longer easy as numerous security measures have been implemented and the same goes the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti and other key detectives leading the investigations.

Witnesses related to the corruption cases have been put under witness protection and will testify through laid out internal mechanisms once the cases pick up.

The DPP, DCI, WPA, the Asset Recovery Agency (ARA) and the Judiciary are the key agencies involved in the fight. Their efforts have seen some suspects considering coming forward to co-operate with the prosecution to avoid the suffering and humiliation others before them have had to contend with.

Sunday Nation reports that Weekend arrests that have ensured that the high-profile suspects at least spend a night in crowded and filthy police cells, delays in announcing tough bond terms and freezing suspects’ accounts are some of the strategies being employed.

In the case of the National Youth Service (NYS) scandal, the prosecution has disclosed that some suspects have written to Mr Haji to express willingness to enter plea bargain or make confessions and co-operate with the prosecution.

It is a similar story in the Ruaraka land scandal where Meshack Onyango Dehay, the man who made stunning allegations of impropriety, was adopted by the State as a potential prosecution witness.

The former Nairobi County officials, including governor Evans Kidero, have also had their bank accounts frozen.

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