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DPP: Death threats won’t stop me, I’m ready to die

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji. PHOTO | FILE
Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji. PHOTO | FILE
DPP Noordin Haji has publicly admitted to receiving 'countless' death threats since taking up office in April.

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji has publicly admitted to receiving ‘countless’ death threats since taking up office in April.

Mr Haji has won public confidence in the prosecution of scandals in government, including the National Youth Service scandal, as well as pursuit of influential officials linked to crimes.

He told a local newspaper that he is “a man of faith and is ready to die for the cause”.

The DPP narrated how he has been getting pressure from unnamed quarters to go slow on cases or abandon them altogether.

‘THREATS STILL EXIST’

He also narrated how at some point in his former work station at the National Intelligence Service (NIS), he received death threats from Al-Shabaab and Al Qaeda terrorists groups.

“I have received threats but this is not the first time. I worked with the NIS and I received threats from Al-Shaabab and Al Qaeda. They used to threaten even my family. Those threats still exist exist,” Haji was quoted.

Haji also noted how his family’s name has been dragged to some scandals to portray him negatively.

He cited the National Land Commission case where his father, Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji, was dragged into the matter as the DPP’s office prosecuted the commission’s top officials.

‘MY FATHER’S NAME’

“There have also been subtitle threats like bringing up my father’s name in the National Land Commission case. How come the issue was not raised before the NLC officers were charged? It was a way of telling me to go slow or drop the cases,” Haji argued.

The DPP insisted he is ready to die fighting the big fish.

“I want to make it clear, I believe in God and only God can determine my destiny. If I have to die for this cause, then s be it. Nothing would be more fulfilling” he added.



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