Cohen Family Files Petition To Remove DPP Haji From Office

DPP Noordin Haji [Photo: Citizen TV]

The family of the late Tob Cohen has filed a petition before the Public Service Commission seeking to have Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji removed from office.

The family is accusing the DPP Haji of abuse of office and mishandling of cases.

Through one of their lawyers Danstan Omari, the family says other than mishandling the murder case of their kin, the DPP also mishandled other cases among them Direct Line Assurance Limited and the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency case.

Public Service Commission (PSC) be pleased to forward this instant petition to the President of the Republic of Kenya and recommend the immediate suspension of Haji from office for his open show of bias, favouritism, incompetence, misbehavior and misconduct,” reads the petition.

In the petition Cohen’s sister Gabriel Hannan Van Straten, also alleges that despite having 19 years of experience in the legal practice, the DPP has never set foot in any known courts of law whether in the subordinate courts or the Superior Courts since he took office.

The DPP Public Haji lacks all requisite experience as provided for under Article 157 (3) Constitution of Kenya, 2010,” reads part of the petition.

The Cohen family further claims that the DPP is operating openly with impunity by protecting persons of high in social status such as Justice Sankale.

The DPP herein, has demonstrated abuse of power and abuse of office by restraining the Director of Criminal Investigations from arresting the Judge Sankale,” said the family in their petition.

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