DPP Haji tells MPs not to politicise criminal cases
SEE ALSO :ODM now backs bid to impeach RutoThe DPP said his office respected the separation of powers and kept off corruption allegations in the August House. Citing claims that some MPs were bribed to reject the report on suspected importation of illegal and contaminated sugar into the country last year, the DPP said his office decided to let Parliament handle the matter first before intervening. “We decided to keep off so that we are not accused of targeting the MPs. There are concerns over the happenings and we will soon direct investigations,” he said. Haji was responding to questions raised during the Editors’ Guild luncheon held on Tuesday this week. The National Assembly committee on powers and privileges chaired by Speaker Justin Muturi tabled a report indicting some MPs over bribery and invited the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to investigate.
SEE ALSO :New graft exposé ahead of Uhuru's speechIn the 11th Parliament, Speaker Justin Muturi disbanded the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) after claims of bribery. The Public Accounts and Investment Committee at some point also censored the Senate on claims of extortion in the Sh3.5 billion Ruaraka land probe.
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