Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji has stepped his bid to recover lost billions in mega scandals that have rocked the nation since Independence.
Haji is now seeking orders to cross-examine the witnesses and suspects of the Sh10 billion Anglo-Leasing scandal.
He has asked the court to allow him to introduce new evidence in the case against the suspected criminals behind the saga as Kenyans wait for answers after the government suffered massive losses in connection with the same.
Through his deputy Nicholas Mutuku, the DPP argued Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku’s decision is likely to affect the case in different ways.
He has asked the court to halt the trial of several witnesses in the case. Haji wants the case against former senior treasury employees David Onyonka and Joseph Magari, businessman Deepak Kamani and his brother Rashmi Kamani suspended until further notice. He noted that he has more evidence in the case, adding that the suspension will allow him more time for the probe.
“The magistrate’s ruling has the effect of unlawfully blocking crucial evidence being tendered by the prosecution through the intended witnesses. This will have grave ramifications not only in this case but other criminal prosecutions we are undertaking,” said Mr Mutuku, as quoted by Standard.
Haji also said that he wants to prove beyond doubt that the suspects have a case to answer.