- President Ruto has officially submitted the nomination to Parliament for approval.
- The leaders said Haji is competent and equal to the task.
Leaders from Northern Kenya have welcomed the nomination of DPP Noordin Haji as National Intelligence Service director general.
They said Haji is competent and equal to the task.
“Haji is not new to the task ahead, having served as the Director of Public Prosecutions and deputy director of the Counter-Organised Crime Unit. He has the requisite experience to handle this new responsibility,” Defence CS Aden Duale said.
Garissa Governor Nathif Jama said Haji is highly qualified for the position as he did a splendid job as DPP.
“As I wish Noordin all the best in this new role, I also wish to take this opportunity to thank our President Dr Wiliam Ruto for nominating the son of Garissa county,” he said.
The leaders spoke on Thursday.
President Ruto has officially submitted the nomination to Parliament for approval.
Should Haji receive parliamentary approval, he will rejoin the spy agency, having previously served as the deputy director of the Counter Organised Crime Unit within NIS.
Ijara MP Abdi Ali said he has unwavering confidence in Haji's experience and dedication.
He said Haji will undoubtedly make a significant contribution to the security and welfare of Kenyans.
Ijara is Haji's hometown.
Abdi said Haji is committed to justice and has an unrelenting stand against corruption, which were clearly demonstrated during his tenure as the DPP.
On Monday, a group of elders convened a press briefing in Garissa town and said Haji's nomination was a direct outcome of his dedication, strong commitment and impressive track record.
“We are happy for this nomination Mr President and as a region, we are your foot soldiers and you have our support. You can always count on us,” said Mzee Dubat Amey, chairman of the Livestock Market Council.
Ahmed Duale, chairman of the Ewaso Nyiro Development Authority, said residents will continue to offer their support to the government.
Fatuma Kinsi, speaking on behalf of women in the region, said the nomination demonstrated Ruto's trust in Haji.
Kinsi said she is confident Haji is well-prepared and capable of fulfilling the responsibilities that lie ahead.
Edited by Josephine M. Mayuya