Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi has urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to order an investigation into the supremacy war raging between the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP).
Speaking to the media on Sunday, 3rd May, Mudavadi said the President should get DCI George Kinoti and DPP Noordin Haji to immediately end the conflict, which threatens the administration of justice.
“In the interest of sustained stability in criminal justice, the appointing authority needs to probe the recurrent conflict between the two leaders. The appointing authority needs to call them to order once and for all. He also needs to probe the source of the differences and ensure that they are definitely put to rest,” Mudavadi said.
In recent days, DPP Haji and DCI Kinoti have dismissed claims of bad blood between them.
Mudavadi said the war against corruption should not be quarantined as the country fights the Covid-19 pandemic. The DCI, DPP, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACCC) and the Judiciary should quickly close ranks to achieve success in the criminal justice system.
The ANC party leader said that the war against crime – and especially against corruption, was under threat.
“When those charged with the responsibility of fighting crime begin to fight each other, we need to get to the bottom of what ails the two institutions before they become the graveyard of criminal justice,” he warned.
The country could not afford a situation where investigations are inconclusively handled just because the two top officers are not able to work together.
“Their differences could morph into a caustic rivalry between the two institutions. If this happens, it will mark the end of criminal justice in the country,” he said.