HAJI

Haji sticks to his guns on prosecution record

Says he does not believe in putting timelines in prosecuting a case.

In Summary

• Haji lauded the digital case management system he launched.

• He said the system, which is connected to the Judiciary has helped his office serve citizens virtually.

Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji at a past event.
Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji at a past event.
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Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji has reiterated his office will not take on cases 'for the sake of it'.

"We will only bring cases that are watertight and the ones we think have chances of conviction... I will not play to the gallery with a matter I know is going nowhere," he said.

Haji spoke during an interview with KBC on Wednesday night.

Haji said that the public has been made to believe that his office does not want to prosecute some cases; when the fact is that his office is just not ready to take them to court.

 “When we are we will prosecute. The evidence must be of a certain nature for us to say this is money that has been lost and these are the people with that money.”

In the matter of the Kemsa saga, he said he does not believe in putting timelines in prosecuting a case.

"For instance, if we're depending on other jurisdictions and countries to help us get the evidence, how do I place a timeframe,” he said.

Haji had returned the Kemsa file on alleged procurement irregularities to the EACC for further investigations.

The DPP said his office had finalised reviewing files of alleged beneficiaries of the alleged scandal at Kemsa and upon review, it emerged that the scope of the investigations was massive.

Haji said he is not afraid of prosecuting any case.

Meanwhile, Haji lauded the digital case management system he launched.

He said the system, which is connected to the Judiciary has helped his office serve citizens virtually.