• Ngunyi said the DPP acted rightfully by withdrawing the high-profile cases against some leaders saying the accusations against them were politically motivated.
• "The Rule of Thumb at Statehouse was simple: "To my friends everything; to my opponents the law". What is wrong with correcting this?" he asked.
Political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi has faulted Transparency International for stripping Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji of the Leadership Integrity Award handed to him in 2019.
Ngunyi said the DPP acted rightfully by withdrawing the high-profile cases against some leaders saying the accusations against them were politically motivated.
"Noordin Haji had a very difficult job as DPP. Some of the cases he withdrew were actually political and he did the right thing," he said in a tweet on Friday.
Ngunyi claimed the rule of the game during the time the cases were instituted, directives were given from the State House against perceived enemies.
"The Rule of Thumb at Statehouse was simple: "To my friends everything; to my opponents the law". What is wrong with correcting this?" he asked.
"Transparency International is clueless," he added.
In justifying the withdrawal of the award, Transparency International Executive Director Sheila Masinde said they had received petitions from the public with allegations relating to Haji's move to withdraw high-profile corruption cases.
"These petitions have raised serious allegations regarding the withdrawal of high-profile corruption cases, including those for which you were previously recognised, resulting in the loss of public funds," Masinde said in a letter to Haji.
She pointed out that the Leadership Integrity Award was given to Haji in recognition of the role he played in the prosecution of serious corruption cases and the provision of strategic direction to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP).
On Ngunyi's comments, former Mukurweini MP Kabando wa Kabando was quick to remind him that he was former President Uhuru Kenyatta's advisor at State House when the cases he now says were politically instigated were instituted.
"I drop my restraint to comment on your tweets to quip: You who were President Uhuru's political advisor at State House are now admitting that you facilitated State capture. Those who Uhuru's reign benefitted privately are now disowning him instead of taking responsibility," the former legislator said.