Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Noordin Haji has opened up on the true nature of the relationship between his office and that of Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti.
Speaking to the press on Sunday, November 7, the DPP explained that there was no frosty relationship between the two offices.
He noted that the differences originate from the interpretation of the law that some people mistake for fighting.
“The relationship with the DCI is good. As I said, issues of misinterpretation should not be misinterpreted and we are looking forward to working together
“Maybe people don’t understand that when you want to seek interpretation and understand what is required, you go to the court. It doesn’t mean that you are fighting,” he explained.
He further noted that the Supreme Court already approved his office to handle criminal cases.
In recent months, the media had been awash with reports that the top prosecutor and his DCI counterpart had fallen out over the handling of criminal cases.
The reports emerged from an October 9, 2021, lawsuit in which the DPP directed Inspector General of Police, Hillary Mutyambai, to investigate a police officer who filed an affidavit against Justice Sankale ole Kantai.
The Judge was roped into the murder of the late Tob Cohen by the officer who accused him of being part of the well-oiled plan to eliminate the Dutch tycoon.
John Gachomo, a Director and detective at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) was accused of filing the affidavit without involving the ODPP.
In the affidavit, Gachomo swore that he was part of a team of detectives that investigated the murder of the tycoon. He also claimed that Sankale played an active role in both the planning and cover-up of the gruesome murder.
The office of the DCI also accused the ODPP of attempting to terminate the investigation against the Judge, terming it as illegal and unconstitutional.
DPP’s office, however, stated that the evidence provided by the DCI could not be admissible in court as they had not been notified prior to Gachomo swearing the affidavit.
A source from the ODPP further indicated that the contents contained in Gachomo’s affidavit were misleading.
Haji also noted that his office ws ready to prosecute the late Agnes Wanjiru’s murder case once the file was forwarded to his office.