The Director of Public Prosecution has condemned security agencies for failing to properly perform their roles while pursuing various cases.
The DPP said in some situations it has proved futile for his office to pursue various cases following police laxity.
While addressing a public forum organised by human rights lobby Haki Africa, The DPP Noordin Hajj said lack of evidence as a result of police laxity denied locals justice.
“The office of the DPP has squarely been blamed for denying Kenyans justice, however in most situation, the police have also failed us,” noted Mr. Hajj.
He urged police to assist his office in satisfactorily executing his mandate.
“I am not generalising but the police service should help me discharge my mandate so that Kenyans get justice,” he reiterated.
His sentiments come after Haki Africa Executive Director Hussein Khalid revealed that most cases never materialise in court because of the weak evidence presented.
He said despite human rights defenders efforts to gather adequate evidence and relevant information that would ensure justice prevails to the community, some police officers have become serious obstacles.
“Some of these police officers take bribes to kill evidence thus subjecting human rights violation victims to psychological torture,” revealed Mr Khalid.
[Haki Africa Deputy Executive Director Salma Hemed (Right) comforting an aggrieved mother at a public forum organised by Haki Africa. Photo/Atrash Mbwana].
He said police should be instrumental in fighting for justice for locals instead of oppressing innocent residents.
Hajj promised to change the situation and ensure police upholds human rights.