DPP Noordin Haji says former DCI Boss George Kinoti forced him to charge DP Gachagua

“On DP Gachagua’s charges, the decision was made on the threshold. We were pushed by DCI himself through the media. We felt there was sufficient evidence to charge but later we discovered the documents were forged,” Noordin Haji said.

DPP Noordin Haji says former DCI Boss George Kinoti forced him to charge DP Gachagua
Photo Courtesy

The Director of Public Prosecution Mr. Noordin haji has now said that the former DCI Boss forced him to charge Deputy President on corruption cases that were recently dropped. While speaking on KTN News, he added that the boss used media to ensure that he charged the current deputy president.

“On DP Gachagua’s charges, the decision was made on the threshold. We were pushed by DCI himself through the media. We felt there was sufficient evidence to charge but later we discovered the documents were forged,” he said.

Mr. Haji however reiterated that there was no sufficient evidence saying that he could not allow cases that did not meet the threshold to continue until there was sufficient evidence.

“As the DPP, I could not allow cases that did not meet the threshold and did not have enough evidence that we felt was enough for us to go to court.”

He said that it was to this effect that his office decided that Mr Kinoti should be up to the task and ensure that he completes all the investigations before he hands over files to the DPP.

Mr Haji also said that when he started making the moves, he was threatened and even taken to court because all he wanted was things to be done in the right way.

He claimed that several DCI officers had confessed that they were coerced and threatened to take some actions and their claims are under investigation. Coercing is persuading an unwilling person to do something by using force or threats.

He also claimed that even DCI officers were afraid of the disbanded Special Service Unit, which was linked to extrajudicial killings.

“If you look at some of the affidavits they have said that they were coerced and threatened. If there was coercion, then that person has to face the law,” he added.