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Fight against graft is not political-DPP

[DPP Noordin Hajj. Photo/Pauline Kwamboka]

The Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Hajj has strongly refuted claims that the fight against corruption in the country is targeting a certain political circle.

Hajj said that the strategies initiated by the national government aims at punishing all those implicated in graft and not aligned to any political inclinations.

Addressing journalists in Mombasa on Wednesday, Hajj said that none was being wrongly targeted in the fight against graft in the country but only those who embezzled public funds.

He denounced claims that the fight against graft was geared towards politically distabilising Deputy President William Ruto 2022 presidential bid.

Hajj opposed to such claims saying the process of netting all those who misused their public positions in swindling the government is openly done and will not spare any one despite their high profiles in the government.

“You are not employed by the government to quell your gluttonies, you are a public servant. We will not relent but deal with your as per the law,” noted Mr. Hajj.

He said that his office was tough on corruption cases and was doing everything possible to secure public funds and put behind bars those misusing public funds.

He further scoffed at those linking the fight to their political circles saying that such efforts are not a witch hunt.

His sentiments come amid cries from DP William Ruto political camp that the fight to tame graft is only targeting a certain community where DP William Ruto comes from.

Meanwhile the Department of Criminal Investigations-DCI is grilling various directors of companies linked to the 21 billion shillings Kimwarer and Arror dams in Elgeyo Marakwet County.