UK Detectives Join DPP Noordin Haji in Arror & Kamwarer Dam Crackdown

  • DPP Noordin Haji Meets UK's Public Prosecutor Max Hill on Thursday April 19, 2019. Twitter
  • United Kingdom's government has vowed to see the investigations into the Arror and Kamwarer dam scandals to the very end no matter the price.

    In a meeting with the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for England and Wales Mr Max Hill at Serena Hotel on Thursday, DPP Noordin Haji revealed that the detectives from UK were already on the case and helping with the investigations.

    “They (Britain) help us in almost all matters: reviewing cases, undertaking financial and forensic analysis, capacity building and joint training, not only for ODPP but also other offices,” stated the Haji.

    UK Ambassador Nic Hailey addresses the delegation while DPPs Noordin Haji (left) and UK's Max Hill look on.

    Hill assured Haji that the UK had set aside an agency that was ready to follow up on any case no matter the geographical boundaries or high profile people that might be connected with the scandal.

    “We are working with you to tackle organised, serious, transnational crimes. My presence as England and Wales' prosecutor should send a message that we have a challenge of terrorists and corruption, and we are ready to tackle them," stated Hill.

    British High Commissioner to Kenya Nic Hailey, who was also in attendance, urged the leaders implicated in the scandal to step aside in order to accord the agencies ample time to carry out intensive investigations.

    “The British government’s call is that anyone who is suspected, or investigated or indicted with serious crimes, should step aside from office to allow investigations without witnesses tampering and interfering with evidence.

    “This is not to say that we use it to make people step down because (that way) none of us would have a job at the end of the day," stated Hailey.

    Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti and Ethics and Anti-Corruption CEO Twalib Mbarak are among notable people who graced the event.

    DPP Noordin Haji Meets UK's Public Prosecutor Max Hill on Thursday April 19, 2019.