Why Corrupt Governors are Approaching DPP Haji

High profile individuals implicated in corruption cases, including governors, are discretely approaching the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji with proposals to enter a plea bargain in agreement.

The revelations were made by Haji on Tuesday during the launch of the DPP Nyanza regional office.

The DPP also told journalists that he had received similar proposals by institutions such as banks that want to negotiate and settle out of court.

Kiambu Governor Ferdinard Waititu. He is reported to be among the governors who have approached DPP Noordin Haji for a plea bargain over corruption charges [Photo, Courtesy]
However, Haji said it would not be a walkthrough process for those who have confessed their ills as they will have to meet some conditions. These include returning the loot and also serving time in jail.

Haji disclosed that the confessed looters would have to pay three times what they have looted and they will have to serve not less than six months in jail.

The DPP, however, did not confirm queries by journalists on whether Kiambu Governor, Ferdinard Waititu, who is currently facing corruption charges, is among those who had sought to enter a plea bargain with him.

DPP Noordin Haji [Photo, Courtesy]
“Whether Waititu or any other governor has approached me, I am not at liberty to share with you,” he said.

He added that when his office enters into a plea bargain with any of the governors, it will be done before the court.

According to an article by The Star, President Uhuru Kenyatta and the DPP rejected Waititu’s plea to pay the money he is alleged to have stolen and walk back to work with punishment.

In July, Waititu and his wife Susan Wangari were charged with six counts over Ksh580 million irregular tenders.

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