Haji accused of nepotism in ODPP recruitment

Wednesday, April 6th, 2022 04:33 | By
Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji. PHOTO/File
Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji. PHOTO/File

An activist has moved to court to challenge the list of candidates for various positions in the Office of Director of Public Prosecutions.

Memba Ocharo wants the court to stop the Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji from conducting interviews for vacant positions  advertised last year.

Through lawyer Danstan Omari, he accuses Haji of nepotism alleging that the shortlisted candidates come from the same religious and ethnic background as the DPP.

“The DPP Noordin Haji is in contravention of the Constitution which provides for the guiding principles of leadership and integrity especially the principle that leaders should not be guided by nepotism or favouritism,” he says in court documents.

Ocharo says the shortlisted candidates, especially the position of Principal Administrative Officer, Senior Supply Chain Management Officer 1 and Senior Principal Finance Officer depict nepotism  by DPP.

He wants the court to issue a conservatory order restraining the DPP from carrying out interviews, background and/or reference checks, causing gazettement, offering an employment contract and eventually assigning any duties to the shortlisted applicants for the said positions.

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