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Judiciary not to blame for flopped corruption cases - David Ndii

Okilipa Xaviour
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David Ndii, a renowned Kenyan economist. [Source: @DavidNdii/Twitter]

Kenya's outspoken economist David Ndii has jumped to the defence of the judiciary stating that judges and magistrates work on weak cases presented to them by investigators.

Ndii who at one point was a strong critic of the judiciary and the government now blames the weak link in the fight against graft on the investigations team.

Contrary to the perception that the judiciary was a letdown, Ndii observes that the prosecution teams were doing shoddy investigations and were largely corrupt.

'Investigators, prosecutors are easier and cheaper to corrupt than the Judiciary," argues Ndii.

He said that the Judiciary does not carry out investigations and should not entirely be blamed for the collapse of cases.

"The judiciary does not investigate or prosecute cases," maintained Ndii.

 According to the analyst, weak cases are being presented to the courts by prosecution teams that have already been paid in order to ensure the cases end with an adjournment.

"The incompetent cases you see are paid for," claims Ndii.

He challenged the government to set up the investigative arm amongst the magistrates to be dealing with the investigation of cases rather than the police.

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