Several Kenyans have come out to query the credentials of Director of Public Prosecution Nordin Haji.
Social Media has been awash with posts asking when Nordin Haji was admitted to the Bar and who was the then Chief Justice?
Others have been asking when and under which law firm did Haji do his pupilage?
“Did he ever go to the Kenya School of Law and graduate? Was he admitted as an advocate of the High Court? Has he ever stepped in any Court of law as an advocate? ,” one Abraham Mutai posted on his twitter handle?
Others said Nordin Haji was appointed to the position of the DPP because of his late father Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji’s influence.
They said for one to qualify as the DPP, he must have credentials and qualifications of a High Court Judge which said Haji lacks.
Before assuming the office, Haji was the Country’s deputy Director of Intelligence.
On 11th November, the Public Service Commission faulted Nordin Haji for rushing to court and obtaining orders stopping the commission from discussing his conduct.
In their response to his petition, PSC said the court has no jurisdiction to entertain Haji’s petition because it would amount to controlling how the commission carries out its mandate.
“This petition by Haji is an attempt at having the court direct or control the commission on which petitions for removal for the DPP it can handle and at limiting the constitutional powers of the commission,” the court documents read.
In an affidavit sworn by the commission CEO, Simon Rotich, it says it had so far received four petitions seeking the DPP’s removal from office.
“What the DPP is asking this court to do would amount to an unconstitutional order barring PSC from undertaking a constitutional mandate and barring Kenyans from exercising their right to seek justice in the event they feel that the DPP has abused his powers or violated their rights,” Rotich argues.
The commission wants the court to dismiss the petition by Haji before court.
PSC said the petitioners who file petitions for Haji’s removal at the PSC are also entitled to a fair hearing and a transparent process.
Rotich added that the PSC has a constitutional mandate in Article 158(2) to receive and consider a petition for removal of DPP.
PSC said it considered the four petitions at a meeting on October 19 and found that in light of the allegations made by Gabriel Van Straten , sister to Tob Cohen and Ibrahim Ndirangu, it was necessary for Haji to respond to the petitions so as to enable the commission have full facts from both parties, in order to make an informed decision.
Haji has ben accused by Cohens kins for refusal to charge Judge Samuel Ole Kantai who has ben adversely mentioned in the death of Tob Cohen.
Businessman Francis Njeru has also petitioned the PSC to remove Haji from office after he said the DPP refused to prosecute businessman Jibril Ahmed and his wife after they grabbed his 200-million-acre land on Mombasa Road.