Fifth petition seeking DPP Haji’s removal from office filed

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Kenya's Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji. Photo/courtesy

The family of late Silas Ita have filed a petition seeking the removal of Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji from office for failing to  prosecute Appellate court judge Sankale ole Kantai over his fraudulent transfer of his shares.

The shares were co-owned by the late Dutch tycoon Tob Cohen who was allegedly murdered by his wife Sarah Wairimu Cohen. Sarah is alleged to have been in a relationship with the said judge prior to his death.

Ita’s wife Grace Ita, says the DPP failed his duty and obligation to commence prosecution against the judge whom he fraudulently transferred the shares which belonged to the family to himself and later to Sarah Wairimu.

Through lawyers Danstan Omari and Shadrack Wambui, the petitioner accuses the DPP of incompetence.

“The DPP has demonstrated incompetent in performance of his duty and should not hold public office,” states the petitioner.

The infamous cop Joshua Waiganjo has also filed a petition to have DPP removed from office over malicious prosecution in which he was acquitted by the court.

Waiganjo further notes that he will be seeking compensation for being prosecuted falsely as his name was tainted as a public figure.

Waiganjo was prosecuted on accusations of being a police imposter but was freed after being found not guilty.

This brings the number of petitions against the DPP to five.