Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji has dismissed claims that the Arror and Kimwarer dams scandal is linked to Deputy President William Ruto.
The DPP dismissed the notion that the case was targeting Ruto saying the scandal was about a national project that was wrongly applied.
“The Kimwarer and Arror dam scandal has nothing to do with the Deputy President. It is about loans that were taken and wrongly used,” he stated.
The dams scandal saw the arrest and subsequent prosecution of former Treasury CS Henry Rotich, PS Kamau Thugge and 26 other government officials.
The officials are facing various charges among them abuse of office and conspiracy to defraud.
However, speaking during an interview on K24 TV on Sunday, Haji explained that scandal was under Treasury which is under the President himself.
“Treasury is not DP’s office and Rotich was appointed by the president,” he added.
The DPP further dismissed claims that it favours proponents of the Handshake while undertaking prosecution of criminal matters.
Haji insisted his office has remained impartial while executing its mandate contrary to the views of a section of politicians.
The DPP gave an example of Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong, a strong supporter of the Handshake whom they want convicted of corruption charges.
A corruption court on May 29, 2020, ruled that Ojaamong and eight others facing a Sh8 million graft case have a case to answer.
“If you look at the case of Governor Ojaamong, he has been put on his defence because of the evidence we have presented. Kenyans will see eventually that we have a watertight case,” he stated.
He assured that his office is not politically inclined when executing its mandate.
“I am not political and I don’t care what they (politicians) do out there. Yes there is political pressure on me, investigators and even the judiciary but we are not selective in our work,” he added.
He said Siaya governor Cornel Rasanga, also supporter of the Handshake, was never taken to court to face corruption charges since his office could not meet the threshold to charge him.