Uhuru Appoints Noordin Mohamed Haji as DPP

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday appointed Noordin Mohamed Haji as the new Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

    Through his Twitter account, he stated that he forwarded Haji's name to Parliament for approval.

    "I have conveyed to the National Assembly the nomination for vetting and approval of Justice Paul Kihara Kariuki as Attorney General; and Noordin Mohamed Haji as Director of Public Prosecutions," he stated.

    Prior to his appointment, Haji worked at the National Intelligence Service (NIS) where he rose up through the ranks to become a Deputy Director.

    Mr Noordin is the son of Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji.

    [caption caption="Noordin Mohamed Haji (Twitter)"][/caption]

    The DPP interviews were conducted last week by a selection panel which settled on 3 out of the 10 candidates who had been shortlisted for the job.

    The team presented the names of Senior Counsel Lucy Kambuni, deputy chief public prosecutor Jacob Ondari, and Noordin Haji to the President for selection.

    Meanwhile, the President also presented the names of Harry Kimutai and Alfred Cheruiyot as PS nominees for Livestock and Correctional Services respectively.

    "I have sent to Parliament the nomination for vetting and approval Prof Fred Sigor as PS Irrigation; Jerome Ochieng as PS ICT; Susan Komen as PS East African Community; and John M. Omenge as PS Mining," he added.

    He nominated Eng. John Musonik (Petroleum and Mining), Hassan Noor Hassan (Sports), and Mohamed Ibrahim Elmi (Environment) to the post of Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS).

    Richard Titus Ekai, Eng. John Okuna Ogango and Wilfred Machage were also nominated by the Head of State for an Ambassadorial post.

    [caption caption="Paul Kariuki Kihara (Attorney General Nominee)"][/caption]