Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji has come out to clarify claims of his fallout with Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss George Kinoti.
Haji who addressed a presser on Thursday said that the narrative of a supposed fall out between the two is a fabricated story by the media.
He said there is no bad blood between him and DCI boss, noting that there are some people who are not happy with the duo’s working relationship.
DPP NOORDIN HAJI dismisses claims of bad blood between him and DCI George Kinoti, says some people are not happy with their working relationship. pic.twitter.com/9gJ3W9cGMb
— The Star Breaking (@TheStarBreaking) March 5, 2020
In the presser that was flanked by DCI Kinoti, DPP Haji urged people to be patient with the investigations.
DPP’s claims however, contradicts DCI Kinoti’s claims, who had earlier on said his department had been betrayed by DPP’s office.
Kinoti in an interview with Daily Nation had said that his officers are frustrated and their morale has hit the “lowest ebb”.
The DCI boss’ claims followed a court drama in which DPP Haji, declined to charge Kenya Ports Authority Managing Director Daniel Manduku, after his charge sheet went missing.
Kinoti further complained about the lack of progress in cases pending in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP).
“My officers are now getting frustrated daily. They spend a lot of time investigating crime, risking their lives — and even after getting all the evidence required to prosecute cases, they are reduced to carrying files,” the DCI boss was quoted by the local daily.
Mr Kinoti, however, said he won’t succumb to such frustrations.
On his part during a joint presser with DPP, DCI Kinoti failed to speak on their relationship.
He however, promised to spill the beans on the death of Sergent Kenei, today afternoon.
“I am going to share with you this afternoon… I will tell you, personally, exactly what happened and what we are pursuing,” he said.
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“I am going to share with you this afternoon… I will tell you, personally, exactly what happened and what we are pursuing”
~ Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti pic.twitter.com/toX3gnU2zy
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) March 5, 2020